11 days in Slovenia Itinerary

11 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Maribor
— 1 night
Drive
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Velenje
— 1 night
Drive
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Portorož
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Izola
— 1 night
Drive
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Bovec
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Dusseldorf

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ljubljana Old Town and Ljubljana Castle. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Natural Bathing Place Lajšt. When in Ljubljana, make a side trip to see Idrija Kamšt in Idrija, approximately Idrija away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, and contemplate the long history of Plečnik's House.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana day trip planning site.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Ljubljana is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a shuttle to Maribor.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Maribor

— 1 night
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Water Tower, walk around Three Ponds, snap pictures at Old Bridge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Maribor Cathedral.

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

You can take a shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Maribor, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Velenje.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): kick back and relax at Velenje Beach.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Velenje trip planning app.

Getting from Maribor to Velenje by car takes about an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Portorož.

Things to do in Velenje

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Portorož

— 1 night
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 20th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Fonda Fish Farm, stroll through Portorož Beach, then get curious at Magical World of Shells Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Nika's Tiny House.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Portorož travel planning app.

Drive from Velenje to Portorož in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Izola.

Things to do in Portorož

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Izola

— 1 night
Located on the Adriatic coast, the old fishing town of Izola draws travelers with the enticing atmosphere of its Mediterranean streets.
On the 21st (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, then stroll through Svetilnik Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Maurus, and finally examine the collection at Izolana - House of the Sea.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Izola online road trip planner.

Izola is just a stone's throw from Portorož. In May, daytime highs in Izola are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bovec.

Things to do in Izola

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bovec

— 1 night
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 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bovec trip planner.

You can drive from Izola to Bovec in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Izola in May, things will get a bit cooler in Bovec: highs are around 20°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Bovec

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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 Lake Bohinj. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bled Castle and Church of St John the Baptist. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bled: Bohinjsko Jezero (Vogel & Savica Waterfall). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Bled Island, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Parish Church, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bled sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Bovec to Bled in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.