13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  6​h
1
Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bovec
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Stanjel
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Piran
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Solčava
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Helsinki

3
nights
Ljubljana

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): snap pictures at Butcher's Bridge and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas. On your second day here, explore the activities along River Ljubljanica Kanal, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip itinerary builder.

Helsinki, Finland to Ljubljana is an approximately 6-hour combination of shuttle, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of shuttle, train, bus, and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Helsinki in August, expect nights in Ljubljana to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Piran.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Radovljica Old Town
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Radovljica Old Town ©
Radovljica Old Town
Metelkova ©
Metelkova

3
nights
Bovec

Bovec ©
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kobariški muzej d.o.o. and Franja Hospital. Step out of the city life by going to Tolmin Gorge and Soca Valley. Step out of Bovec with an excursion to Wasserfall Pericnik in Mojstrana--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Virje Waterfall, examine the collection at Fort Kluze, and make a trip to Denkmal Am Predilpass.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bovec travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Ljubljana to Bovec by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Stanjel.

Things to do in Bovec

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Franja Partisan Hospital, Peričnik Waterfall, Tolmin Gorge, Kobarid Museum
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Peričnik Waterfall ©
Peričnik Waterfall
Parasailing & Paragliding
Soca Valley ©
Soca Valley

1
day
Stanjel

Stanjel ©
Perched on top of a hill in western Slovenia, the charming town of Stanjel appeals to various kinds of travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): stop by Agroind Vipava 1894 Vipava d.d., step into the grandiose world of Štanjel, and then indulge your taste buds at Weingut Branko & Vasja Cotar.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Stanjel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Stanjel takes 2 hours. In August, Stanjel is a bit warmer than Bovec - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Piran.

Things to do in Stanjel

Wineries Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Weingut Branko & Vasja Cotar, Vipava 1894
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Weingut Branko & Vasja Cotar ©
Weingut Branko & Vasja Cotar
Štanjel Castle ©
Štanjel Castle
Vipava 1894 ©
Vipava 1894

2
nights
Piran

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Skocjan Caves, then do a tasting at Vinakoper, then admire the striking features of Praetorian Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of Muda Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Sergej Masera Maritime Museum (Pomorski muzej), then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dragonja.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Piran trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Stanjel to Piran takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Stanjel in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Piran, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Piran

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Koper
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praetorian Palace ©
Praetorian Palace
Muda Gate ©
Muda Gate

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get outside with Ski School Kekec - Day Adventures, make a trip to Prisank Mountain Window, and then examine the collection at Slovenian Alpine Museum. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Mostnica Gorge.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bohinjsko Jezero trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stanjel to Bohinjsko Jezero takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Solcava.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kranjska Gora, Slovenian Alpine Museum
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Slovenian Alpine Museum ©
Slovenian Alpine Museum
Prisank Mountain Window ©
Prisank Mountain Window

2
nights
Solčava

Solčava ©
Visit Solcava to discover a region near the Austrian border where a drive down a panoramic road delivers some of the best views in Europe.
On the 4th (Mon), look for gifts at Center Rinka.

To find more things to do and tourist information, go to the Solcava vacation builder.

Getting from Bohinjsko Jezero to Solcava by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Solcava can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will leave for home on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Solčava

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Snezna Jama, Velenje Castle - Velenjski grad
Highlights from your plan
Velenje Castle - Velenjski grad ©
Velenje Castle - Velenjski grad

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