9 days in Slovenia Itinerary

9 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip planner

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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
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Piran
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kobarid
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled
— 3 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Postojna (Predjama Castle & Planina Cave). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip itinerary planner.

Lyon, France to Ljubljana is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Ljubljana, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Piran.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

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Piran

— 2 nights
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 7th (Sat): tour the stables at Lipica Stud Farm, then explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach, don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran, then engage your brain at Magical World of Shells Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, and finally make a trip to Tartini Square.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Piran itinerary planner.

Drive from Ljubljana to Piran in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Piran when traveling from Ljubljana in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kobarid.

Things to do in Piran

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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Kobarid

— 1 night
At the very heart of picturesque Soca Valley, Kobarid delivers some of the most stunning views of Slovenia's highest peaks, as well as a chance to enjoy some exciting alpine rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kobarid trip maker website.

Drive from Piran to Kobarid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Piran in August, things will get little chillier in Kobarid: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Kobarid

Parks · Tours · Adventure · Nature

Side Trip

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Bled

— 3 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bled: Bohinjsko Jezero (Savica Waterfall & Lake Bohinj). Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Vintgar Gorge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Parish Church, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bled Island.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bled vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kobarid to Bled takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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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.