18 days in Slovenia Itinerary

18 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Piran
— 2 nights
2
Bovec
— 3 nights
3
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
4
Maribor
— 3 nights
5
Ljubljana
— 5 nights
6
Škocjan
— 3 nights

2
nights
Piran

Piran
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marija Snežne Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piran Minorite Monastery, get curious at Mediadom Pyrhani, take in the exciting artwork at Nika's Tiny House, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve and then head outdoors with Šalet Tunnel.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Piran road trip app.

Durham, UK to Piran is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Durham to Piran. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Durham in July; daily highs in Piran reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bovec.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Šalet Tunnel, Strunjan Nature Reserve
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St. George's Church
St. George's Church
Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum
Strunjan Nature Reserve ©
Strunjan Nature Reserve

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.
River Rafting & Tubing has been added to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) and Ravelnik Open Air Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Soča Valley and Fort Kluze. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bovec: Planica Valley (in Rateče) and Zelenci Nature Reserve (in Kranjska Gora). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Fort Hermann, sample the tasty concoctions at Thirsty River Brewing, and take a memorable drive along Mangart Saddle.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bovec day trip website.

Traveling by car from Piran to Bovec takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, Bovec is slightly colder than Piran - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Kranjska Gora, Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem)
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Zelenci Nature Reserve ©
Zelenci Nature Reserve
Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) ©
Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem)
Planica Valley ©
Planica Valley

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Ukanc Military Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Oplen House Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist, and finally explore the activities along Lake Bohinj.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bohinjsko Jezero journey tool.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Bohinjsko Jezero takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Oplen House Museum
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Oplen House Museum ©
Oplen House Museum
Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming ©
Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming
Church of St John the Baptist ©
Church of St John the Baptist

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Old Vine House and Celje Regional Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Žiče Charterhouse and Prešernova Street. Get out of town with these interesting Maribor side-trips: Museum of Recent History Celje (in Celje), Laško (Aškerčev Square & Arch-parochial Church of St. Martin) and Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God (in Ptuj). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church, examine the collection at Museum of National Liberation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plague Column, and get to know the fascinating history of Grajski Trg square.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Maribor trip planner.

Getting from Bohinjsko Jezero to Maribor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Celje, Laško, Ptuj, Žiče Charterhouse
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Žiče Charterhouse ©
Žiče Charterhouse
Old Vine House ©
Old Vine House
Prešernova Street ©
Prešernova Street

5
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Cankarjevo Nabrežje. Appreciate the collections at Škofja Loka Castle and National Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum (in Idrija), Lake Jasna (in Kranjska Gora) and Peričnik Waterfall (in Mojstrana). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Old Town Centre of Radovljica, explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, and walk around Tivoli Park.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana online travel planner.

You can take a shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Škocjan.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, Old Town Centre of Radovljica, Lake Jasna, Peričnik Waterfall, Škofja Loka Castle
Highlights from your plan
Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum ©
Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum
Škofja Loka Castle ©
Škofja Loka Castle
Old Town Centre of Radovljica ©
Old Town Centre of Radovljica

3
nights
Škocjan

Škocjan ©
Most people visit Skocjan to tour the famed caves, one of Slovenia's top attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Paintball Materia and then don't miss a visit to Chiesetta Romanica Con Danza Macabra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nanos Plateau.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Škocjan travel planner.

Drive from Ljubljana to Škocjan in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Škocjan

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Chiesetta Romanica Con Danza Macabra, Nanos Plateau, Paintball Materia
Highlights from your plan
Škocjan Caves ©
Škocjan Caves
Nanos Plateau ©
Nanos Plateau
Chiesetta Romanica Con Danza Macabra ©
Chiesetta Romanica Con Danza Macabra

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