9 days in Slovenia Itinerary

9 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia route planner

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Bovec
— 1 night
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Idrija
— 1 night
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Portorož
— 2 nights
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Bled
— 3 nights
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Velenje
— 1 night
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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 23rd (Fri), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, then appreciate the views at Soča Valley, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Source of the Soča River, look for all kinds of wild species at Planica Valley, admire the sheer force of Nadiza, then hike along Krampež Waterfall, then take in the history at Ravelnik Open Air Museum, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bovec road trip website.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Bovec is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, train, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Bratislava in July, things will get little chillier in Bovec: highs are around 29°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Idrija.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

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Idrija

— 1 night
While on holiday in Idrija, you'll be able to see a World Heritage Site featuring one of the largest mercury mines in the entire world.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Gewerkenegg Castle, explore the striking landscape at Otlica Natural Window, see the interesting displays at Hg Smeltery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Natural Bathing Place Lajšt, and finally don't miss a visit to Idrija Kamšt.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Idrija day trip tool.

Drive from Bovec to Idrija in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Idrija sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Portorož.

Things to do in Idrija

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stroll through Svetilnik Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Zusterna Beach, then head outdoors with Šalet Tunnel, then kick back and relax at Strunjan Nature Reserve, and finally kick back and relax at Portorož Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): kick back and relax at Koper City Beach, Head underground at Škocjan Caves, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then engage your brain at Magical World of Shells Museum, and finally make a trip to Tartini Square.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Portorož trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Idrija to Portorož by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Idrija in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Portorož. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Portorož

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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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.
Get outdoors at Vintgar Gorge and Parasailing & Paragliding. Family-friendly places like Lake Bohinj and Vogel will thrill your kids. Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Parish Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Straža Bled, and get great views at Mala Osojnica.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bled road trip app.

Traveling by car from Portorož to Bled takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Portorož in July, with highs in Bled at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Velenje.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

Velenje

— 1 night
With its lakes and well-maintained grassy beaches, Velenje will satisfy every tourist eager to relax or take a swim during summer months.
On the 31st (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Velenje Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Velenje trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bled to Velenje in 2 hours. July in Velenje sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Velenje

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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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.