8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana, Bus to Bovec
— 2 nights
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 3 nights


Bovec — 2 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tolmin Gorge and Kozjak Waterfall. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Jasna and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore Bovec's surroundings by going to Kranjska Gora (The Russian Chapel & Vršič Pass). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall, and explore the activities along Soča Valley.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bovec journey builder app.

Brussels, Belgium to Bovec is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In July, daily temperatures in Bovec can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.
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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 25th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Mostnica Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Vogel, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bohinjsko Jezero tour planner.

You can drive from Bovec to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bohinjsko Jezero can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Piran.
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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 26th (Wed): make a trip to Tartini Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Piran trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bohinjsko Jezero to Piran takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bohinjsko Jezero in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Piran: highs are around 35°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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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.
St. Martin's Parish Church and House of Illusions are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parasailing & Paragliding and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Bled (Straža Bled & Zipline) and Church of St. Kancijan (in Žirovnica). It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Ljubljanica River and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana road trip site.

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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Piran in July: high temperatures in Ljubljana hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.