9 days in Slovenia Itinerary

9 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Venice Treviso, Train to Tarvisio Boscoverde, Drive to Bovec
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Bovec
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tolmin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Postojna
— 1 night
Drive
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Ribnica
— 1 night
Drive
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Kočevje
Drive
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Novo Mesto
— 1 night
Drive
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Laško
— 1 night
Drive

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Bovec — 2 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Soča Valley and Boka Waterfall. Get in touch with nature at Parasailing & Paragliding and Virje Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Bovec: Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline (in Rateče) and Zgornjesavska Valley (in Kranjska Gora). And it doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Source of the Soča River, don't miss a visit to Fort Hermann, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bovec trip itinerary tool.

Paris, France to Bovec is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, train, and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tolmin.
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Tolmin — 2 nights

At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): make a trip to Italian Charnel House. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Gonjače Viewing Tower, then don't miss a visit to Šmartno, then stroll around Sabotin - Peace Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tolmin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Tolmin takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bovec in August: high temperatures in Tolmin hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Postojna.
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Postojna — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Pivka Park of Military History, make a trip to Museo Militare Di Pivka, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Planina Cave, then explore the activities along Cerknica Lake, then Head underground at Cross Cave, and finally get engrossed in the history at Snežnik Castle.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Postojna road trip planning app.

Drive from Tolmin to Postojna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Tolmin in August, expect Postojna to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ribnica.
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Ribnica — 1 night

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ribnica attractions tool.

Getting from Postojna to Ribnica by car takes about an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Ribnica can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kočevje.
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Kočevje

Together with the Krokar primeval forest, which is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Kočevje Region makes for a truly mystical forest landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Veliki Rog and then take a peaceful walk through Krokar Primeval Forest.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Kočevje trip maker.

Kočevje is just a short distance from Ribnica. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ribnica in August: high temperatures in Kočevje hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Novo Mesto.
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Novo Mesto — 1 night

Novo Mesto is the city on a bend of the Krka River in the City Municipality of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Novo Mesto Cathedral and then explore the activities along Otočec Castle Park.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Novo Mesto trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kočevje to Novo Mesto takes an hour. Traveling from Kočevje in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Novo Mesto. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Laško.
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Laško — 1 night

Nestled on the banks of the Savinja River, Lasko is both a spa town and home to the country's largest and most famous brewery.
On the 13th (Sat), ponder the design of Green Gold Beer Fountain and then step into the grandiose world of Celje Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Laško online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Novo Mesto to Laško in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Laško, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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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.
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