18 days in Slovenia Itinerary

18 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Ljubljana
— 4 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
2
Maribor
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Koper
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Bovec
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Brussels

4
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Visit Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Franciscan Church of the Annunciation for their historical value. Cankarjevo Nabrežje and Metelkova are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Old Town Centre of Radovljica (in Radovljica) and Atelje Skulj - Pottery Studio (in Kranj). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ljubljana Central Market, look for gifts at Galerija Emporium, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and go for a walk through Breg embankment.

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Brussels, Belgium to Ljubljana is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect nights in Ljubljana to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a shuttle to Maribor.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Town Centre of Radovljica, Atelje Skulj - Pottery Studio
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Old Town Centre of Radovljica ©
Old Town Centre of Radovljica
Franciscan Church of the Annunciation ©
Franciscan Church of the Annunciation
Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Cathedral of St. Nicholas

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.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle and then look for gifts at Olimje Chocolate Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Ptuj Castle, stop by Vino Valdhuber, then do a tasting at Vino Gaube, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Europark Maribor.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Maribor route planner.

You can take a shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Maribor, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Koper.

Things to do in Maribor

Shopping Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zgornja Kungota, Ptuj Castle, Celje Castle, Olimje Chocolate Shop
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Celje Castle ©
Celje Castle
Ptuj Castle ©
Ptuj Castle
Vino Gaube ©
Vino Gaube

3
nights
Koper

Koper ©
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. George's Church and St. Anne's Friary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower and Zusterna Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koper: Vipava (Wines Jamsek & Vipava 1894) and Vino Zorz (in Slap). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, buy something for everyone on your list at Park Center Koper, and stroll through Svetilnik Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Koper trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Koper takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Koper

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vipava, Piran, Strunjan Nature Reserve, Portoroz Beach, Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity
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Strunjan Nature Reserve ©
Strunjan Nature Reserve
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower ©
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower
St. George's Church
St. George's Church

5
nights
Bovec

Bovec ©
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kobarid Museum and Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery. Explore hidden gems such as Kozjak Waterfall and Virje Waterfall. Explore Bovec's surroundings by going to Kranjska Gora (Lake Jasna, Vršič Pass, &more), Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin) and Planica Valley (in Rateče). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Predil Pass, and explore the activities along The Source of Soca River.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bovec trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Koper to Bovec in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Koper in July; daily highs in Bovec reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kranjska Gora, Kobarid, The Source of Soca River, Tolmin Gorge, Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery
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Kozjak Waterfall ©
Kozjak Waterfall
Vršič Pass ©
Vršič Pass
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Triglav National Park and Church of St John the Baptist. Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Straza Bled. Step out of Bohinjsko Jezero to go to Bled and see Galerija Mikame, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bohinjsko Jezero trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Bohinjsko Jezero takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bohinjsko Jezero are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bled
Highlights from your plan
Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Parasailing & Paragliding
Straza Bled ©
Straza Bled

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