9 days in Slovenia Itinerary

9 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Trieste, Bus to Bovec
— 1 night
— 3 nights
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Rome


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 26th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Planica Valley, then look for all kinds of wild species at Vršič Pass, and then explore the activities along Source of the Soča River. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bovec trip planning tool.

Rome, Italy to Bovec is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train and car; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, expect Bovec to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Piran.
Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips
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Piran — 3 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piran Minorite Monastery and Church of St. Bernardine. Do some cultural sightseeing at Magical World of Shells Museum and Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Piran: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Vipava), Sabotin Park Miru (in Kojsko) and Lepa Vida Boutique Winery (in Šempas). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get engrossed in the history at Tonina House, brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum Tabor, and examine the collection at Koper Regional Museum.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Piran driving holiday website.

Getting from Bovec to Piran by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bovec in July, with highs in Piran at 35°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.
Museums · Parks · Wineries · Tours
Side Trips
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Ljubljana — 4 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ljubljana Old Town and Ljubljana Castle. Get in touch with nature at Vintgar Gorge and Postojna Cave. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Bled (Treasures of Slovenia Bled, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more), Predjama Castle (in Postojna) and Museum of Hostages (in Begunje na Gorenjskem). There's still lots to do: explore the engaging exhibits at House of Illusions, take in the views from Triple Bridge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana travel route planning site.

You can drive from Piran to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Piran 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 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours
Side Trips
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Slovenia travel guide

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.