18 days in Slovenia Itinerary

18 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip planner

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Ljubljana
— 6 nights
Shuttle
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Maribor
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kranjska Gora
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koper
— 4 nights
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Ljubljana

— 6 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ljubljana Old Town and Bled Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Bled (Colnar - Boatman, Ojstrica, &more). Spend the 29th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Ljubljana Castle, stroll around Tivoli Park, stop by Metelkova, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip planner.

Trieste, Italy to Ljubljana is an approximately 1-hour shuttle ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Trieste in March, things will get little chillier in Ljubljana: highs are around 13°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Maribor.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Maribor

— 4 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Attractions like Botanical Garden of University of Maribor and Vetrinjski dvor make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Maribor's surroundings by going to Radlje ob Dravi Waterpark (in Radlje ob Dravi), Ptuj (Ptuj City Tower & Prešernova Street) and City Park (in Celje). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Forma viva Ravne Steel Masterpieces, let little ones run wild at Maribor City Park, relax and rejuvenate at Perfect Body, and get to know the fascinating history of Lent.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Maribor trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kranjska Gora

— 3 nights
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Vršič Pass and Smučarska Šola ASK Kranjska Gora. Explore Kranjska Gora's surroundings by going to Golf Club Bovec (in Bovec), Vogel (in Bohinjsko Jezero) and Krampež Waterfall (in Kobarid). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline, make a trip to Tromeja -Triple border, look for all kinds of wild species at Zelenci Nature Reserve, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Kekec.

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Drive from Maribor to Kranjska Gora in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Maribor in April: highs in Kranjska Gora hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Koper.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Koper

— 4 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Attractions like Tartini Square and Magical World of Shells Museum make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koper: Šmartno (in Kojsko), Solkan (Solkan Bridge & Sveta Gora (Holy Mountain)) and Predjama Castle (in Postojna). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, take some stellar pictures from Strunjan Cliff, make a trip to Walls of Piran, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Koper road trip site.

You can drive from Kranjska Gora to Koper in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Kranjska Gora in April, expect Koper to be a bit warmer, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Koper

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Slovenia travel guide

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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.