31 days in Slovenia Itinerary

31 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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31 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Train:  7 h
1
Postojna
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Kobarid
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Bled
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Maribor
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

8
nights
Postojna

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity and Portoroz Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of St. George and Predor Salet. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Postojna: Miren Castle (in Miren), Idrija (Quecksilberbergwerk Idrija & Francis' Shaft) and Naravno Kopalisce Lajst (in Spodnja Idrija). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Krizna Jama Cave, visit the horses at Lipica Stud Farm, don't miss a visit to Piran Town Walls, and stroll through Koper City Beach.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Postojna trip planner .

Istanbul, Turkey to Postojna is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Postojna. Traveling from Istanbul in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Postojna. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kobarid.

Things to do in Postojna

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Piran, Koper, Lipica, Izola, Portorož
Highlights from your plan
Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum ©
Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum
Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity ©
Sneznik Castle Museum ©
Sneznik Castle Museum

7
nights
Kobarid

Kobarid ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Virje Waterfall and Tolmin Gorge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boka Waterfall and Soca Valley. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kobarid: Kojsko (Gonjace Lookout Tower & Smartno), Solkan (Solkanski Most & Sveta Gora (Holy Mountain)) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Bovec). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Italian Charnel House, explore the historical opulence of Vila Vipolze, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary of the Assumption church, and stroll the grounds of Zidovsko pokopalisce.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kobarid day trip site .

Traveling by car from Postojna to Kobarid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kobarid are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Kobarid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bovec, Nova Gorica, Dobrovo, Tolmin, Kojsko
Highlights from your plan
Virje Waterfall ©
Virje Waterfall
Soča Valley ©
Soča Valley

8
nights
Bled

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Get some historical perspective at Radovljica Old Town and Skofja Loka Castle & Museum. Get outdoors at Zipline and Mala Osojnica. Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Trzic (Ljubelj Concentration Camp & Trzic Old Town), Bohinjsko Jezero (Monument To Four Courageous Men, Lake Bohinj, & more) and Kranj (The Ossuary, Town Hall, & more). There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the striking landscape of Lake Jasna, steep yourself in history at Pr Katr in Dovje, and identify plant and animal life at Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Bled trip planner .

Getting from Kobarid to Bled by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bled are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kranjska Gora, Bohinjsko Jezero, Kranj, Radovljica, Tržič
Highlights from your plan
Škofja Loka Castle ©
Škofja Loka Castle
Peričnik Waterfall ©
Peričnik Waterfall
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica

7
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.
Visit Celje Castle and Franciscan Church for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Piramida (Pyramid Hill) and Bike Park Pohorje. Change things up with these side-trips from Maribor: Schiffsmuhle an der Mur (in Verzej), Ptuj Castle (Ptujski Grad) (in Ptuj) and Jeruzalem Church (in Ivanjkovci). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Old Vine House, explore the ancient world of Water Tower, steep yourself in history at Terme Ptuj, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Maribor trip tool .

Getting from Bled to Maribor by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Maribor sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Celje, Ptuj, Bogojina, Jeruzalem Church, Thermana Lasko
Highlights from your plan
Franciscan Church ©
Franciscan Church
Celje Regional Museum ©
Celje Regional Museum

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