9 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Newark


Ljubljana — 5 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 (Grotte di Postumia - Park Postojnska jama & Postojna Cave), Bled (Zipline, Wine Tasting Bled, &more) and France Preseren's Birth House - museum (in Žirovnica). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Ljubljana Old Town, take in the views from Dragon Bridge, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip planner.

Newark, USA to Ljubljana is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Newark in September, with highs in Ljubljana at 68°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Portorož.
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Portorož — 2 nights

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.
On the 7th (Thu), learn about all things military at Military Museum Tabor, Head underground at Škocjan Caves, then awaken your taste buds at Vino Zorz, and finally admire the striking features of Taverna Koper. On your second day here, experience rural life at Fonda Fish Farm, admire the landmark architecture of Benečanka Venetian House, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, then don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Portorož road trip website.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Portorož in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ljubljana in September, with highs in Portorož at 76°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bovec.
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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 9th (Sat), get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bovec trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Portorož to Bovec in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Portorož in September, with highs in Bovec at 65°F and lows at 48°F. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Slovenia travel guide

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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.