36 days in Slovenia Itinerary

36 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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36 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Ljubljana
— 11 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
2
Maribor
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Koper
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Kobarid
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Kranjska Gora
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h
End: London

11
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Bled (Bled Castle, Bled Jezero Railway Station, &more), Prince's Palace (in Celje) and Belokranjski Muzej (in Metlika). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and stroll around Tivoli Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ljubljana trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Ljubljana is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Ljubljana. When traveling from London in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ljubljana, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Maribor.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bled, Kranj, Museum of hostages/ Muzej talcev, Eco-museum of the Pivka intermittent lakes, Belokranjski Muzej
Highlights from your plan
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Parasailing & Paragliding

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Maribor: Velenje (The Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia & Tito Statue), Zicka Kartuzija (in Loče pri Poljčanah) and The Parish Church of the Assumption of Mary (in Dobrna). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden of University of Maribor, explore the striking landscape at Piramida (Pyramid Hill), and step into the grandiose world of Celje Castle.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Maribor holiday planner.

Take a shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Koper.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ptuj, Celje, Ravne na Koroškem, Velenje, Podčetrtek
Highlights from your plan
Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor
Forma viva Ravne Steel Masterpieces ©
Celje Castle ©
Celje Castle

6
nights
Koper

Koper ©
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Explore Koper's surroundings by going to Vipava River Spring (in Vipava), Ferrari Garden (in Štanjel) and Military Museum Tabor (in Lokev). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg), and see the interesting displays at Magical World of Shells Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Koper trip planner.

Getting from Maribor to Koper by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, Koper is a bit warmer than Maribor - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Kobarid.

Things to do in Koper

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Piran, Portorož, Izola, Škocjan Caves, Strunjan Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Škocjan Caves ©
Škocjan Caves
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Tartini Square ©
Tartini Square

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kobarid side-trips: Soca Fun Park (in Solkan), Bjana (in Dobrovo) and Magma X (in Nova Gorica). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, witness the site of a historic battle at Ravelnik Open Air Museum, examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge.

Plan trip to Kobarid with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Koper to Kobarid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Koper in September: high temperatures in Kobarid hover around 21°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Kobarid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bovec, Nova Gorica, Tolmin Gorge, Bjana
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Zipline
Soča Valley ©
Soča Valley

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bohinjsko Jezero: Spodnja Sorica Church of St. Nicholas (in Spodnja Sorica), Alpine Botanical Garden Juliana (in Trenta) and Mount Blegos (in Škofja Loka). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get engrossed in the history at Oplen House Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bohinjsko Jezero visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kobarid to Bohinjsko Jezero takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bohinjsko Jezero are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Triglav, Slap Grmecica, Mount Blegos, Spodnja Sorica Church of St. Nicholas, Kamniška Bistrica River
Highlights from your plan
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Savica Waterfall ©
Savica Waterfall
Mount Triglav ©
Mount Triglav

5
nights
Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora ©
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Step out of Kranjska Gora with an excursion to Peričnik Waterfall in Mojstrana--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps, don't miss a visit to The Russian Chapel, explore the activities along Lake Jasna, and take in the dramatic scenery at Nadiza.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kranjska Gora trip itinerary site.

Drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Kranjska Gora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Kranjska Gora, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Peričnik Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps ©
Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps
Peričnik Waterfall ©
Peričnik Waterfall
Mojcin dom na Vitrancu ©
Mojcin dom na Vitrancu

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