31 days in Slovenia Itinerary

31 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Maribor
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Maribor
— 2 nights
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Škofja Loka
— 1 night
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Bled
— 3 nights
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Kranjska Gora
— 2 nights
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Bovec
— 1 night
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Kobarid
— 1 night
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Tolmin
— 1 night
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Dobrovo
— 2 nights
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Piran
— 2 nights
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Hrastovlje
— 1 night
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Postojna
— 2 nights
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Predjama
— 1 night
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Cerknica
— 1 night
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Idrija
— 1 night
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Ljubljana
— 7 nights
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Ptuj
— 2 nights
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Maribor

— 2 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Farm Firbas, then do a tasting at Ramšak Winery, then learn about winemaking at Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Plečnik's Church, then learn about winemaking at Dveri Pax Winery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden of University of Maribor, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lent.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Maribor day trip tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Maribor is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in May: highs in Maribor hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Škofja Loka.

Things to do in Maribor

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Škofja Loka

— 1 night
Skofja Loka works great as a starting point for explorations into the Julian Alps, very near the country's capital Ljubljana.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Brdo Castle, look for gifts at Atelje Skulj - Pottery Studio, then make a trip to Tunnels Under Old Kranj, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Kancijan Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Marian and Holy Trinity Columns.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Škofja Loka day trip planner.

Drive from Maribor to Škofja Loka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Škofja Loka

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Bled

— 3 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
When in Bled, make a side trip to see Lake Bohinj in Bohinjsko Jezero, approximately Bohinjsko Jezero away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, get great views at Mala Osojnica, stroll through Vintgar Gorge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Viševnik.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bled trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Škofja Loka to Bled takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Bled, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Kranjska Gora

— 2 nights
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Three Country Border, admire the sheer force of Peričnik Falls, then appreciate the history behind Statue of Kekec, and finally identify plant and animal life at Vršič Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Tromeja -Triple border, don't miss a visit to Prisank Mountain Window, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mojčin Dom na Vitrancu.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kranjska Gora trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Kranjska Gora takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kranjska Gora can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Bovec

— 1 night
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
On the 10th (Sun), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Thirsty River Brewing.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bovec tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Kranjska Gora to Bovec by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bovec can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kobarid.

Things to do in Bovec

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Kobarid

— 1 night
At the very heart of picturesque Soca Valley, Kobarid delivers some of the most stunning views of Slovenia's highest peaks, as well as a chance to enjoy some exciting alpine rivers.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stroll through Krampež Waterfall, then make a trip to Italian Charnel House, then examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kobarid tour itinerary planning tool.

Kobarid is very close to Bovec. May in Kobarid sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tolmin.

Things to do in Kobarid

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Tolmin

— 1 night
At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
On the 12th (Tue), take in the views from Kanal Bridge, steep yourself in history at Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem), then delve into the distant past at Tolmin Castle, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tolmin day trip site.

Tolmin is just a stone's throw from Kobarid. Traveling from Kobarid in May, expect Tolmin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dobrovo.

Things to do in Tolmin

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Dobrovo

— 2 nights
Near the Italian border, Dobrovo remains a small settlement in a region known for its hilly orchards, vineyards, and olive groves.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Bjana, then stroll around Sabotin Park Miru, then do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, and finally head outdoors with Magma X. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): do a tasting at Winery Tilia Estate, then sample the tasty concoctions at Reservoir Dogs brewery, then make a trip to Šmartno, and finally do a tasting at Klet Brda.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dobrovo online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Tolmin to Dobrovo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dobrovo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Piran.

Things to do in Dobrovo

Wineries · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Piran

— 2 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pick up some new knowledge with Histria Botanica, then learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Tartini Square. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Sodna palaca, don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran, then walk around Park Pietro Coppo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Friary, and finally experience rural life at Fonda Fish Farm.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Piran travel planner.

Traveling by car from Dobrovo to Piran takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Piran can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hrastovlje.

Things to do in Piran

Classes · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Hrastovlje

— 1 night
Enveloped in the picturesque landscape of the surrounding hills and green plaines, Hristovlje proves to be one of the most captivating excursions in southwestern Slovenia.
On the 17th (Sun), have some family-friendly fun at Paintball Materia and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hrastovlje online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Piran to Hrastovlje by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hrastovlje can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Hrastovlje

Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Postojna

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): Head underground at Postojna Cave, step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, and then Head underground at Škocjan Caves. On your second day here, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then learn about winemaking at Boris Lisjak Winery, then Head underground at Planina Cave, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Creative Ways Escape Adventure.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Postojna attractions planning tool.

Drive from Hrastovlje to Postojna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Hrastovlje in May, Postojna is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Predjama.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Predjama

— 1 night
Predjama is a small settlement in the Municipality of Postojna in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.LandmarksCastlePredjama Castle, a Renaissance castle and a major tourist attraction in Slovenia, is located at the mouth of a cave just above the settlement.ChurchOur Lady of Sorows Church in the settlement is a chapel of ease of the Parish of Studeno. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nanos Plateau and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Predjama trip planner.

Predjama is just a short distance from Postojna. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Cerknica.

Things to do in Predjama

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cerknica

— 1 night
Cerknica invites travelers to explore the natural treasures of Slovenia's countryside.
On the 21st (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Slivnica, then don't miss a visit to Lake Bloke, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cross Cave, and finally explore the activities along Cerknica Lake.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cerknica trip planner.

Drive from Predjama to Cerknica in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Cerknica are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Idrija.

Things to do in Cerknica

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Idrija

— 1 night
While on holiday in Idrija, you'll be able to see a World Heritage Site featuring one of the largest mercury mines in the entire world.
On the 22nd (Fri), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Idrija Kamšt, gain insight at Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, then explore the galleries of Gewerkenegg Castle, then see the interesting displays at Idrija Municipal Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Franja Partisan Hospital.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Idrija trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Cerknica to Idrija takes an hour. May in Idrija sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Idrija

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Ljubljana

— 7 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Step out of Ljubljana with an excursion to Human Fish Brewery in Vrhnika--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: visit Ljubljana Old Town, stroll around Tivoli Park, take in the views from Triple Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana day trip planner.

Drive from Idrija to Ljubljana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ptuj.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ptuj

— 2 nights
A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Orpheus Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of Prešernova Street, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God, then walk around City Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at War and Peace Memorial. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist’s Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Jeruzalem Church, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Ptuj City Tower.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ptuj trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Ptuj in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Ptuj can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ptuj

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Tours

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.