9 days in Slovenia Itinerary

9 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Trieste, Foot to Trieste Airport, Train to Postojna
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Postojna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dobravlje
— 1 night
Drive
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Žalec
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bled
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Rome

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Postojna

— 2 nights
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.
Step out of Postojna with an excursion to Winestronaut in Ajdovščina--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: Head underground at Postojna Cave, stop by Guštarna, explore the activities along Vipava River Spring, and take in the exciting artwork at Tourist Information Centre - Galerija.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Postojna trip itinerary maker.

Rome, Italy to Postojna is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rome in October, with highs in Postojna at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dobravlje.

Things to do in Postojna

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Dobravlje

— 1 night
Located in western Slovenia, Dobravlje boasts picturesque surroundings featuring rolling hills carpeted with vineyards.
On the 19th (Tue), do a tasting at Winery Tilia Estate and then gear up at RockVelo.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dobravlje tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Postojna to Dobravlje in an hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Postojna in October: high temperatures in Dobravlje hover around 22°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Žalec.

Things to do in Dobravlje

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors
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Žalec

— 2 nights
Occupying the shores of the Savinja River in central Slovenia, Zalec remains famous for its beer fountain, the first one in Europe.
On the 20th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Tito Statue, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at The Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia, then take an in-depth tour of Eko Muzej, and finally admire the local landmark of Green Gold Beer Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): make a trip to Celje Water Tower, then see the interesting displays at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan, then explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle, and finally walk around City Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Žalec route planner.

Traveling by car from Dobravlje to Žalec takes 2 hours. Traveling from Dobravlje in October, things will get little chillier in Žalec: highs are around 19°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bled.

Things to do in Žalec

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, get great views at Mala Osojnica, step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, and trek along Vintgar Gorge.

For reviews and other tourist information, read our Bled visit planner.

Traveling by car from Žalec to Bled takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · 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.