9 days in Slovenia Itinerary

9 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia sightseeing planner
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Žalec
— 1 night
Drive
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Celje
— 1 night
Drive
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Ptuj
— 1 night
Drive
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Maribor
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Ljubljana

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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.
On the 1st (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Cerknica Lake, appreciate the views at Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of City Museum of Ljubljana, then snap pictures at Cobblers' Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Slovenian Ethnographic Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip maker.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. In August in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Žalec.
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Žalec — 1 night

Occupying the shores of the Savinja River in central Slovenia, Zalec remains famous for its beer fountain, the first one in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): appreciate the history behind Tito Statue, indulge in some personalized pampering at La Vita Spa & Beauty, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Roman Necropolis, and finally take an in-depth tour of Eko Muzej.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Žalec trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ljubljana to Žalec in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Žalec are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Celje.
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Museums · Spas · Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery of Contemporary Art, contemplate the long history of Prince's Palace, then make a trip to Celje Water Tower, and finally stop by Syncerus.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Celje tour itinerary website.

Celje is just a short distance from Žalec. In August in Celje, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Ptuj.
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Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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Ptuj — 1 night

A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Prešernova Street, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. George, then do a tasting at Ptujska Klet, then take in panoramic vistas at Ptuj City Tower, and finally appreciate the history behind Orpheus Monument.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ptuj tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Celje to Ptuj takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Ptuj, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Maribor.
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Historic Sites · Wineries
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Maribor — 3 nights

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of National Liberation and Jewish Tower. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat and Ramšak Winery. There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at Big Guy's Wine Tour, admire the landmark architecture of Vetrinjski dvor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plague Column, and look for all kinds of wild species at Maribor City Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Maribor trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ptuj to Maribor in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana

On the 9th (Tue), snap pictures at Cobblers' Bridge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip itinerary builder site.

Take a shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus.
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Highlights from your trip

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.
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