38 days in Slovenia Itinerary

38 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia vacation planner

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Ljubljana
— 12 nights
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Mežica
— 2 nights
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Maribor
— 6 nights
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Koper
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nova Gorica
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
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Kranjska Gora
— 6 nights
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Ljubljana

— 12 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Church of St. Lovrenc nad Zabreznico (in Žirovnica), Bled (Mala Osojnica, Bled Island, &more) and Nativity Museum (Muzej jaslic) (in Brezje). Spend the 23rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Dedicate the 21st (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, and hike along Vintgar Gorge.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip itinerary maker.

Istanbul, Turkey to Ljubljana is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Ljubljana due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Istanbul in February, plan for slightly colder days in Ljubljana, with highs around 5°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mežica.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mežica

— 2 nights
Mežica is a town and a municipality in northern Slovenia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Dravograd, appreciate the history behind Forma viva Ravne Steel Masterpieces, and then grab your bike and head to Black Hole Trail. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Peca Underground - Tourist Mine and Museum, pause for some photo ops at Plečnik Monument, and then examine the collection at Carinthian Regional Museum - Ravne na Koroškem.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mežica tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Mežica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Maribor.

Things to do in Mežica

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Maribor

— 6 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maribor: The Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia (in Velenje), Plečnik's Church (in Bogojina) and Lendava Castle (in Lendava). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, make a splash at Radlje ob Dravi Waterpark, relax and rejuvenate at Perfect Body, and examine the collection at Maribor Regional Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Maribor trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Mežica to Maribor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Maribor can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Koper.

Things to do in Maribor

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Koper

— 5 nights
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 Predjama Castle (in Postojna) and Pivka Park of Military History (in Pivka). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Histria Botanica, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Koper day trip planning site.

You can drive from Maribor to Koper in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Maribor in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Koper, with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Koper

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Classes

Side Trips

Nova Gorica

— 4 nights
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Get out of town with these interesting Nova Gorica side-trips: Soča Valley (in Bovec), Ferrari Garden (in Štanjel) and Vino Zorz (in Slap). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Reservoir Dogs brewery, don't miss a visit to Stazione Transalpina, stroll around Sabotin - Peace Park, and head outdoors with Magma X.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nova Gorica holiday planning tool.

Drive from Koper to Nova Gorica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Nova Gorica, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bohinjsko Jezero

— 2 nights
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
On the 18th (Thu), explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, then take in the awesome beauty at Vogel, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Ukanc Military Cemetery, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Planina Zajamniki. On your second day here, sample the tasty concoctions at Thirsty River Brewing.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bohinjsko Jezero online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Nova Gorica to Bohinjsko Jezero takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, Bohinjsko Jezero is slightly colder than Nova Gorica - with highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Nature · Parks · Winter Sports · Transportation

Side Trips

Kranjska Gora

— 6 nights
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Explore Kranjska Gora's surroundings by going to Alpine Botanical Garden Juliana (in Trenta) and Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Smučarska Šola ASK Kranjska Gora, hit the slopes at Intersport Bernik, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jasna, and glide through natural beauty at Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline.

Before you visit Kranjska Gora, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Bohinjsko Jezero to Kranjska Gora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Kranjska Gora sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

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.