16 days in Slovenia, Hungary & Borgo Grotta Gigante Itinerary

16 days in Slovenia, Hungary & Borgo Grotta Gigante Itinerary

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Balatonlelle, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Ptuj, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Celje, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Grahovo, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Postojna, Slovenia
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Škocjan, Slovenia
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Borgo Grotta Gigante, Italy
— 1 night
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Tolmin, Slovenia
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Kobarid, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Stara Fužina, Slovenia
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Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Bled, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Stahovica, Slovenia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Velenje, Slovenia
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Zalaegerszeg, Hungary
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Balatonlelle, Hungary

— 2 nights
Balatonlelle is a popular tourist town located in Hungary on the southern shore of Lake Balaton, about 35 km west of Siófok. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Balaton, examine the collection at Watermill of Orvenyes, then contemplate the long history of Bences Apatsag, then explore the historical opulence of Szigliget Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Szentharomsag Kapolna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Baratlakasok, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Veszprem Zoo, and then do a tasting at Konyari Pinceszet.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Balatonlelle holiday website.

Budapest to Balatonlelle is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Budapest in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Balatonlelle, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ptuj.

Things to do in Balatonlelle

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Nature

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Ptuj, Slovenia

— 1 night
A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): examine the collection at Ptuj Castle, take in panoramic vistas at Ptuj City Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Orpheus Monument, and finally don't miss a visit to Prešernova Street.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ptuj trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Balatonlelle to Ptuj in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ptuj when traveling from Balatonlelle in July, with lows around 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Celje.

Things to do in Ptuj

Historic Sites · Museums

Celje, Slovenia

— 2 nights
An old city with a modern vibe, Celje features a castle and historical town center, surrounded by a green landscpe tailor-made for an exciting and active holiday.
On the 26th (Mon), make a trip to Lake Šmartno and then don't miss a visit to Green Gold Beer Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at The Virgin Mary's Assumption Church, examine the collection at Museum of Recent History Celje, then examine the collection at Celje Regional Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Celje Castle, and finally examine the collection at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Celje online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ptuj to Celje in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Grahovo.

Things to do in Celje

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Grahovo, Slovenia

— 2 nights
Grahovo offers access to the shores of a scenic lake, known as one of Europes biggest intermittent bodies of water.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grahovo journey planner.

You can drive from Celje to Grahovo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July in Grahovo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Postojna.

Things to do in Grahovo

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Postojna, Slovenia

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 30th (Fri): look for gifts at Guštarna.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Postojna trip builder tool.

Postojna is just a short distance from Grahovo. In July, daily temperatures in Postojna can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Škocjan.

Things to do in Postojna

Shopping
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Škocjan, Slovenia

Most people visit Skocjan to tour the famed caves, one of Slovenia's top attractions.
On the 30th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Škocjan driving holiday tool.

Škocjan is just a stone's throw from Postojna. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Borgo Grotta Gigante.

Things to do in Škocjan

Nature · Parks
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Borgo Grotta Gigante, Italy

— 1 night
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Borgo Grotta Gigante is very close to Škocjan. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 31st (Sat), you'll travel to Tolmin.

Things to do in Borgo Grotta Gigante

Historic Sites · Spas · Outdoors · Parks

Tolmin, Slovenia

At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
On the 31st (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tolmin trip builder tool.

You can drive from Borgo Grotta Gigante to Tolmin in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tolmin when traveling from Borgo Grotta Gigante in July, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Kobarid.

Things to do in Tolmin

Nature · Parks
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Kobarid, Slovenia

— 1 night
At the very heart of picturesque Soca Valley, Kobarid delivers some of the most stunning views of Slovenia's highest peaks, as well as a chance to enjoy some exciting alpine rivers.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Italian Charnel House.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kobarid trip planner.

Kobarid is just a short distance from Tolmin. Traveling from Tolmin in July, things will get slightly colder in Kobarid: highs are around 29°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Kobarid

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Side Trip

Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia

— 1 night
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bohinjsko Jezero trip planning site.

You can drive from Kobarid to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bohinjsko Jezero are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel to Stara Fužina.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Stara Fužina, Slovenia

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Planina Zajamniki and then take in the dramatic scenery at Mostnica Gorge.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Stara Fužina visit planning app.

Stara Fužina is just a stone's throw from Bohinjsko Jezero. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Stara Fužina

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

— 1 night
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kranjska Gora journey builder tool.

You can drive from Stara Fužina to Kranjska Gora in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kranjska Gora are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for Bled.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Historic Sites
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Bled, Slovenia

— 1 night
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stroll through Vintgar Gorge, then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bled day trip tool.

You can drive from Kranjska Gora to Bled in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bled are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for Stahovica.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Stahovica, Slovenia

Most visitors take a trip to Strahovica to access a popular hiking area, magical in all seasons.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Velika Planina.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Stahovica day trip app.

You can drive from Bled to Stahovica in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Stahovica are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Stahovica

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 1 night
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 4th (Wed): snap pictures at Dragon Bridge.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana day trip planner.

Getting from Stahovica to Ljubljana by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Velenje.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Velenje, Slovenia

— 2 nights
With its lakes and well-maintained grassy beaches, Velenje will satisfy every tourist eager to relax or take a swim during summer months.
On the 5th (Thu), don't miss a visit to The Vovk Mill.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Velenje trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Velenje in 1.5 hours. August in Velenje sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Zalaegerszeg.

Things to do in Velenje

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Zalaegerszeg, Hungary

— 1 day
Zalaegerszeg is the administrative center of Zala county in western Hungary.LocationZalaegerszeg lies on the banks of the Zala River, close to the Slovenian and Austrian borders and 220km west-southwest of Budapest by road.HistoryThe area was already inhabited in the Upper Paleolithic, according to archaeological findings (the oldest ones in Zala county.) Later, the area was inhabited by Celts.The first written mentions of the town are as Egerscug (1247) and Egerszeg (1293); the name means "alder-tree corner" and is probably a reference to the town's situation in the angle where two rivers meet. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at TV-tower and then tee off at Zala Springs Golf Resort.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zalaegerszeg road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Velenje to Zalaegerszeg takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Zalaegerszeg can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zalaegerszeg

Outdoors · Golf

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Hungary travel guide

4.1
Thermal Spas · Historic Sites · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

Slovenia travel guide

4.2
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.

Sgonico travel guide

3.8
Outdoor Activities · Spas · Gardens
Sgonico is a comune in the Province of Trieste in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 12km northwest of Trieste, on the border with Slovenia., it had a population of 2,130 and an area of 31.3km2. According to the 1971 census, 81.6% of the population are Slovenes.Sgonico borders these municipalities: Duino-Aurisina, Monrupino, Sežana, and Trieste.NameThe name of the settlement was first attested in 1309 as Swonich . The name is of Slovene origin, derived from the Slovene common noun zvonik, "belfry", . The phonological change zvonik to zgonik is characteristic of the local Slovene dialect; cf. also dialect zgon, "bell", from zvon.GeographyClima - tbdHistorytbdEconomyTwo big Hi-Tech Companies have their EMEA global or national headquarters located in Sgonico: Telit and u-blox both of them located near Stazione di Prosecco, the biggest and more important area of manufacturing and services companies in Sgonico. Other small realities are mainly working in the crafts and freight forwarders (transportation) area close to Stazione di Prosecco and Industrial Zone (Zona Artigianale - Sgonico/Zgonik).Demographic evolution Colors= id:lightgrey value:gray id:darkgrey value:gray id:sfondo value:rgb id:barra value:rgb

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