18 days in Slovenia & Rovinj Itinerary

18 days in Slovenia & Rovinj Itinerary

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
2
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia
— 2 nights
4
Bovec, Slovenia
— 2 nights
5
Tolmin, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Postojna, Slovenia
— 1 night
7
Rovinj, Croatia
— 4 nights

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night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

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 11th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, stop by Ljubljana Old Town, thentake in the views from Triple Bridge, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Contemporary History.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana road trip planner.

Rockville, USA to Ljubljana is an approximately 22-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rockville to Ljubljana is 6 hours. In September, Ljubljana is little chillier than Rockville - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Cankarjevo Nabrežje ©
Cankarjevo Nabrežje
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Cathedral of St. Nicholas

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nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Lake Bled has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Straža Bled, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled, step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, thentake some stellar pictures from Ojstrica, and finally Head underground at Pokljuka Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Slovenian Alpine Museum, thenkick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then hike along Vintgar Gorge.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bled road trip planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Bled, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Slovenian Alpine Museum, Vintgar Gorge, Pokljuka Gorge
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Zipline
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Straža Bled ©
Straža Bled

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nights
Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia

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 15th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall, thenfly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Ukanc Military Cemetery, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mount Triglav, and then get engrossed in the history at Oplen House Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bohinjsko Jezero day trip app.

You can drive from Bled to Bohinjsko Jezero in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Mount Triglav, Oplen House Museum
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Savica Waterfall ©
Savica Waterfall
Oplen House Museum ©
Oplen House Museum
Mount Triglav ©
Mount Triglav

2
nights
Bovec, Slovenia

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 17th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery, examine the collection at Fort Kluze, thenwitness the site of a historic battle at Ravelnik Open Air Museum, thencontemplate the waterfront views at The Source of Soca River, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Thirsty River Brewing. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then learn about all things military at Drežnica Village.

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Traveling by car from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bovec takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Bovec, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tolmin.

Things to do in Bovec

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

The Source of Soca River, Drežnica Village, Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery
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Zipline
Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery ©
Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery
Drežnica Village ©
Drežnica Village

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nights
Tolmin, Slovenia

Tolmin ©
At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
Get some historical perspective at Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) and Vipolže Villa. Get some cultural insight at Dobrovo Castle and Sabotin Park Miru. Venture out of the city with trips to Dobrovo (Vinoteka Brda & Bjana). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Tolmin online tour planner.

You can drive from Bovec to Tolmin in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bovec in September; daily highs in Tolmin reach °F and lows reach °F. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Tolmin

Museums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Dobrovo, Sabotin Park Miru, Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem)
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Vipolže Villa ©
Vipolže Villa
Tolmin Gorge ©
Tolmin Gorge
Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) ©
Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem)

1
night
Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna ©
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.
On the 21st (Tue), look for gifts at Guštarna and then see the interesting displays at Toplar Double Hayrack.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Postojna online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Tolmin to Postojna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tolmin in September; daily highs in Postojna reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Rovinj.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks Nature Museums
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Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Karst Museum ©
Karst Museum
Planina Cave ©
Planina Cave

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nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum Olei Histriae and Peek & Poke Computer Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Church of St. Euphemia and Main Street. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovinj: Pula (Amphitheatre de Pula & Benazic Winery) and Opatija (Lungo Mare, Katedrala Sv. Jakova, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Town Clock, steep yourself in history at Monkodonja Hill Fort, and look for gifts at Ribica Atelier.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovinj trip planner.

You can drive from Postojna to Rovinj in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Postojna in September, with highs in Rovinj at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Pula, Opatija, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Peek & Poke Computer Museum
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Amphitheatre de Pula ©
Amphitheatre de Pula
Lungo Mare ©
Lungo Mare
Church of St. Euphemia ©
Church of St. Euphemia

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