9 days in Slovenia Itinerary

9 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip planner

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Portorož
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Portorož
— 1 day
Shuttle
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Izola
— 1 night
Drive
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Škocjan
— 1 night
Drive
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Bovec
— 1 night
Drive
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Stara Fužina
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled
— 1 night
Drive
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Žalec
— 1 night
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Rome

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Portorož

— 1 day
A resort town on the country's scenic Adriatic coastline, Portoroz offers many spas with all kinds of therapeutic treatments, many based on the brine and mud from the area's salt pans.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum, then don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, and finally don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Portorož trip maker website.

Rome, Italy to Portorož is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rome in August; daily highs in Portorož reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the shuttle to Izola.

Things to do in Portorož

Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Izola

— 1 night
Located on the Adriatic coast, the old fishing town of Izola draws travelers with the enticing atmosphere of its Mediterranean streets.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Koper Regional Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Svetilnik Beach, and then stroll around Park Pietro Coppo.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Izola trip planner.

Izola is just a short distance from Portorož. August in Izola sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Škocjan.

Things to do in Izola

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Škocjan

— 1 night
Most people visit Skocjan to tour the famed caves, one of Slovenia's top attractions.
On the 15th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Škocjan tour planner.

You can drive from Izola to Škocjan in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Bovec.

Things to do in Škocjan

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:
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Bovec

— 1 night
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
On the 16th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, admire the verdant scenery at Soča Valley, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bovec online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Škocjan to Bovec takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bovec are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Stara Fužina.

Things to do in Bovec

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Stara Fužina

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, then admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Vogel.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Stara Fužina online road trip planner.

You can drive from Bovec to Stara Fužina in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Stara Fužina, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Stara Fužina

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Bled

— 1 night
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 18th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Bled day trip planning site.

Bled is just a stone's throw from Stara Fužina. In August in Bled, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Žalec.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

Žalec

— 1 night
Occupying the shores of the Savinja River in central Slovenia, Zalec remains famous for its beer fountain, the first one in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Recent History Celje, see the interesting displays at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan, and then admire the local landmark of Green Gold Beer Fountain.

To find out how to plan a trip to Žalec, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bled to Žalec in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Žalec

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

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 20th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, then snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and finally take in the views from Dragon Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Guštarna, explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, and then step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Žalec to Ljubljana in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Slovenia travel guide

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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.