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 Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 1 night
Drive
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Ptuj
— 1 night
Drive
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Maribor
— 1 night
Drive
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Celje
— 1 night
Drive
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Bohinjska Bistrica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bled
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Rome

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Ljubljana

— 1 night
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, then step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Ljubljana Old Town, take in the views from Triple Bridge, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and finally take in the views from Dragon Bridge.

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

Rome, Italy to Ljubljana is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, things will get little chillier in Ljubljana: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ptuj.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Ptuj

— 1 night
A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
On the 19th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Ptuj Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God, don't miss a visit to Church of St. George, then get to know the fascinating history of Prešernova Street, and finally pause for some photo ops at Orpheus Monument.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Ptuj tour planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Ptuj by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Ptuj

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Maribor

— 1 night
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): indulge your senses at Big Guy's Wine Tour, then hit the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, then do a tasting at Ramšak Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Maribor trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ptuj to Maribor in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Maribor, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Celje.

Things to do in Maribor

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Celje

— 1 night
An old city with a modern vibe, Celje features a castle and historical town center, surrounded by a green landscpe tailor-made for an exciting and active holiday.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Žiče Charterhouse, explore the fascinating underground world of Hell Cave, admire the local landmark of Green Gold Beer Fountain, then explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle, and finally examine the collection at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Celje sightseeing planner.

Drive from Maribor to Celje in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Celje are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bohinjska Bistrica.

Things to do in Celje

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Bohinjska Bistrica

— 2 nights
Bohinjska Bistrica occupies a scenic spot at the foothills of the Julian Alps, near the picturesque Lake Bohinj.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Mostnica Gorge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall, then go from sight to sight with Vogel, and finally explore the activities along Lake Bohinj. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Krampež Waterfall, appreciate the views at Soča Valley, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bohinjska Bistrica trip planner.

You can drive from Celje to Bohinjska Bistrica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Celje in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Bohinjska Bistrica: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Bohinjska Bistrica

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Bled

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Planica Valley, then identify plant and animal life at Vršič Pass, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Peričnik Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bled Island.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Bled tour builder tool.

Bled is very close to Bohinjska Bistrica. In July, daytime highs in Bled are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

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.