9 days in Slovenia Itinerary

9 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip planner

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Postojna
— 1 night
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
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Novo Mesto
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Bled
— 2 nights
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Celje
— 1 night
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Maribor
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Ptuj
— 1 night
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Portorož
— 1 night
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Postojna

— 1 night
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
On the 9th (Fri), Head underground at Škocjan Caves, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Planina Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle and then explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Postojna attractions app.

Bologna, Italy to Postojna is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Bologna in October, expect Postojna to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Postojna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ljubljana travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Postojna to Ljubljana in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Novo Mesto.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Novo Mesto

Novo Mesto is the city on a bend of the Krka River in the City Municipality of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. On the 12th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Novo Mesto Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at Otočec Castle Park, and then tee off at Golf Grad Otočec.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Novo Mesto trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Novo Mesto in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Novo Mesto are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Novo Mesto

Nature · Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors
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Bled

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 13th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, then trek along Vintgar Gorge, and finally step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bled day trip app.

You can drive from Novo Mesto to Bled in 1.5 hours. October in Bled sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Celje.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
On the 14th (Wed), make a trip to Green Gold Beer Fountain.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Celje tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Bled to Celje in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Celje

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:

Maribor

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for gifts at Vino Valdhuber and then hit the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Maribor tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Celje to Maribor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ptuj.

Things to do in Maribor

Shopping · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Ptuj

— 1 night
A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
On the 16th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God and then get to know the fascinating history of Prešernova Street.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ptuj journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Ptuj takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Portorož.

Things to do in Ptuj

Historic Sites
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Portorož

— 1 night
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.
To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Portorož sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Ptuj to Portorož in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Ptuj in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Portorož, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portorož

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.