12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly
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Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Črnomelj
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kočevje
— 1 night
Drive
4
Piran
— 1 night
Drive
5
Dobrovo
— 1 night
Drive
6
Soča
— 1 night
Drive
7
Bohinjska Bistrica
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana

— 3 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Straža Bled. Family-friendly places like Zipline and Ljubljanica River will thrill your kids. Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje), Bled (Bled Island & Bled Castle) and Postojna Cave (in Postojna). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZOO Ljubljana, get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and take in the views from Triple Bridge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ljubljana, use our trip itinerary maker.

Brussels, Belgium to Ljubljana is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in July: highs in Ljubljana hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Črnomelj.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Črnomelj

— 1 night
Črnomelj is a town in southeastern Slovenia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Bela Krajina Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kolpa River, and then look for all kinds of wild species at River Krupa Spring.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Črnomelj trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Črnomelj takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kočevje.

Things to do in Črnomelj

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kočevje

— 1 night
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 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Veliki Rog, explore the activities along Lake Kočevje, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Krokar Primeval Forest.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kočevje day trip tool.

You can drive from Črnomelj to Kočevje in an hour. July in Kočevje sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Piran.

Things to do in Kočevje

Nature · Parks

Piran

— 1 night
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 31st (Sat), make a trip to Walls of Piran, don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Piran trip planner.

You can drive from Kočevje to Piran in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kočevje in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Piran, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Dobrovo.

Things to do in Piran

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Dobrovo

— 1 night
Near the Italian border, Dobrovo remains a small settlement in a region known for its hilly orchards, vineyards, and olive groves.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Jewish Cemetery, then explore the historical opulence of Kromberk Castle, and then stroll around Sabotin Park Miru.

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You can drive from Piran to Dobrovo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, train, and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Soča.

Things to do in Dobrovo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Soča

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the striking features of Church of St. Joseph, contemplate the waterfront views at Source of the Soča River, and then explore the stunning scenery at Great Soča Gorge.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Soča trip itinerary planning app.

Soča is very close to Dobrovo. August in Soča sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bohinjska Bistrica.

Things to do in Soča

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Bohinjska Bistrica

— 3 nights
Bohinjska Bistrica occupies a scenic spot at the foothills of the Julian Alps, near the picturesque Lake Bohinj.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Tolmin Gorge. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lake Bohinj and Vogel. Explore Bohinjska Bistrica's surroundings by going to Bovec (Soča Valley & Boka Waterfall), Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana) and Kozjak Waterfall (in Kobarid).

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bohinjska Bistrica day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Soča to Bohinjska Bistrica takes 2 hours. Traveling from Soča in August, things will get little chillier in Bohinjska Bistrica: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bohinjska Bistrica

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

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.