8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Trieste, Bus to Bovec
— 2 nights
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Rome


Bovec — 2 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Vršič Pass. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tolmin Gorge and Kobarid Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Lake Jasna in Kranjska Gora (about 1h 5 min away). It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Soča Valley and take in the dramatic scenery at Boka Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bovec holiday planner.

Rome, Italy to Bovec is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in August; daily highs in Bovec reach 28°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure
Side Trips
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Bohinjsko Jezero — 1 night

The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vogel, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bohinjsko Jezero road trip app.

Drive from Bovec to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Bohinjsko Jezero, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Piran.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Transportation
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Piran — 1 night

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran, then get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum, then make a trip to Tartini Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Piran trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Piran in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bohinjsko Jezero in August: high temperatures in Piran hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.
Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Ljubljana — 3 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Visiting Ljubljanica River and Straža Bled will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Franciscan Church of the Annunciation. Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Iglica Waterfall (in Bohinjska Bela) and Zipline (in Bled). Spend the 21st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and walk around Tivoli Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Piran to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Piran in August, with highs in Ljubljana at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Slovenia travel guide

Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.