8 days in The Balkans Itinerary

8 days in The Balkans Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip planner

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Kranjska Gora
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Kranjska Gora
— 3 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 1 night
Drive
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Ptuj
— 1 night
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
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Shuttle to Zagreb, Fly to Madrid, Train to Salamanca

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Kranjska Gora

— 3 nights
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vogel and Kobarid Museum. Get outdoors at Lake Jasna and Peričnik Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kranjska Gora: River Rafting & Tubing (in Bovec) and Great Soča Gorge (in Soča). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Vršič Pass, admire the verdant scenery at Zgornjesavska Valley, and make a trip to The Russian Chapel.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kranjska Gora trip planner.

Salamanca, Spain to Kranjska Gora is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Salamanca in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kranjska Gora: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Piran.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
On the 13th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, then get curious at Magical World of Shells Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Portorož Beach, and finally make a trip to Walls of Piran.

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Getting from Kranjska Gora to Piran by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kranjska Gora in August, with highs in Piran at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ptuj.

Things to do in Piran

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Ptuj

— 1 night
A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Ptuj Castle, examine the collection at Dominican Monastery, steep yourself in history at Schloss Dornava, then step into the grandiose world of Borl Castle, and finally appreciate the history behind Orpheus Monument.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Ptuj road trip planner.

You can drive from Piran to Ptuj in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Piran in August since evenings lows in Ptuj dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Ptuj

Historic Sites · Museums
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Ljubljana

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 15th (Sun), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Straža Bled.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Ljubljana trip planner.

Getting from Ptuj to Ljubljana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Churches