16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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16 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
1
Maribor
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Koper
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ljubljana
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

2
nights
Maribor

Maribor ©
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Do your shopping at Vino Valdhuber and Museum Slovenj Gradec. You'll explore and learn at Mine Museum and Vulkanija Adventure Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maribor: Museum of Recent History Celje (in Celje) and Velenje beach (in Velenje). There's still lots to do: stroll through Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort and pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Maribor trip planner .

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India to Maribor is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Maribor is minus 4 hours. In January, Maribor is cooler than Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) - with highs of 5°C and lows of -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Maribor

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mine Museum, Vulkanija Adventure Park, Velenje beach, Vino Valdhuber, Museum of Recent History Celje
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Mine Museum ©
Mine Museum
Velenje beach ©
Velenje beach
Vulkanija Adventure Park ©
Vulkanija Adventure Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): kick back and relax at Naravno Kopalisce Lajst, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, and then see the interesting displays at Oplen House Museum. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Vogel Ski Center, explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, and then examine the collection at Pocar Farm.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bohinjsko Jezero driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Bohinjsko Jezero takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. January in Bohinjsko Jezero sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Koper.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Naravno Kopalisce Lajst, Church of St John the Baptist, Oplen House Museum, Pocar Farm
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Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Vogel Ski Center ©
Vogel Ski Center
Oplen House Museum ©
Oplen House Museum

3
nights
Koper

Koper ©
A kind of bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper remains a small town with big appeal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Predjama Castle and Park vojaske zgodovine Pivka. Let the collections at Military Museum Tabor and Koper Regional Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Koper to go to Tomaj and see Karra, which is approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Nature Park Strunjan, get curious at Magical World of Shells Museum, steep yourself in history at The Rotunda of St John the Baptist, and view the masterpieces at Nika's Tiny House.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Koper route planner .

Traveling by car from Bohinjsko Jezero to Koper takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bohinjsko Jezero in January; daily highs in Koper reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Koper

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Piran, Strunjan, Military Museum Tabor, Karra, Skocjan Caves
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Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves
Nature Park Strunjan ©
Nature Park Strunjan

6
nights
Ljubljana

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Technical Museum of Slovenia and The Jakopic Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Ljubljana Castle and City Museum of Ljubljana are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Bled (Bled Castle & Galerija Mikame), TIC Galerija (in Postojna) and Nativity Museum (Muzej jaslic) (in Brezje). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Galerija Hest, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, examine the collection at Slovenski Etnografski Muzej, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Slovenia - Metelkova.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our Ljubljana online day trip planner .

You can drive from Koper to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Koper in January, with highs in Ljubljana at 5°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bled, Kranj, TIC Galerija, Nativity Museum (Muzej jaslic)
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town

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