The Best of Slovenia

The Best of Slovenia

Slovenian Tourist Board

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Slovenia is waiting for you to explore it. In your own way.
Close your eyes in the comfort of your home and embark on an imaginative journey to a green country, where the Alps meet the Mediterranean and the Pannonian Plain. Let your mind wander through vast green forests or charming towns. Set your imagination free and descend deep into the mysterious underground world of the Karst region or climb high to the peaks of the Alps. Maybe you will want to try some Slovenian cuisine, rich with natural elements that create a wide range of flavours. Listen to the ancient tales that mix with the modern pulse of the land.

Route & dates

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  20 h 30 min
1
Piran
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Bovec
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Ljubljana
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Tram:  18 h
End: Dallas

2
nights
Piran

Piran ©
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Get out of town with these interesting Piran side-trips: Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan) and Military Museum Tabor (in Lokev). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, view the masterpieces at Nika's Tiny House, and get curious at Magical World of Shells Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Piran road trip planner.

Dallas, USA to Piran is an approximately 20.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dallas to Piran, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in July: high temperatures in Piran hover around 86°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Piran

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Koper, Portorož, Škocjan Caves, Military Museum Tabor
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Škocjan Caves ©
Škocjan Caves
Tartini Square ©
Tartini Square
Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum

2
nights
Bovec

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty River Brewing, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bovec day trip planning website.

Getting from Piran to Bovec by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Piran in July; daily highs in Bovec reach 77°F and lows reach 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bovec

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Zipline
Thirsty River Brewing ©
Thirsty River Brewing

1
day
Bohinjsko Jezero

Bohinjsko Jezero ©
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist, then admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bohinjsko Jezero trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Bohinjsko Jezero takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Nature Outdoors Tours
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Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Savica Waterfall ©
Savica Waterfall
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Church of St. Michael as well as Plečnik's House. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, then explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, then explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and finally stroll around Tivoli Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Mestni Trg, take in the views from Triple Bridge, don't miss a visit to Prešeren Square, take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, then contemplate the long history of Plečnik's House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Michael.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip planning app.

Getting from Bohinjsko Jezero to Ljubljana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 58°F. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Postojna
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle

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