38 days in Slovenia Itinerary

38 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia trip planner

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Train to Zurich, Fly to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 14 nights
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Maribor
— 6 nights
Drive
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kranjska Gora
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kobarid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koper
— 6 nights
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Ljubljana

— 14 nights
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: France Preseren's Birth House - museum (in Žirovnica), Bled (Triglav National Park, Huberto Siroka atelje, &more) and Nativity Museum (Muzej jaslic) (in Brezje). Spend the 27th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 8th (Fri) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Ljubljana Old Town, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana online route maker.

Beaune, France to Ljubljana is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the shuttle to Maribor.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maribor: Lovrenc Lakes (in Zreče), Celje (Museum of Recent History Celje, Celje National Hall, &more) and Ptuj (Prešernova Street & Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God). And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at Big Guy's Wine Tour, let little ones run wild at Maribor City Park, stroll around Three Ponds, and explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Maribor route planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Maribor, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Maribor

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Bohinjsko Jezero

— 3 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 19th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Triglav. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get engrossed in the history at Oplen House Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bohinjsko Jezero online holiday maker.

Drive from Maribor to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Maribor in October, plan for slightly colder days in Bohinjsko Jezero, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Kranjska Gora

— 5 nights
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Take a break from Kranjska Gora with a short trip to Peričnik Falls in Mojstrana, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Vršič Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jasna, see the interesting displays at Slovenian Alpine Museum, and make a trip to Three Country Border.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kranjska Gora online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Bohinjsko Jezero to Kranjska Gora by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Kranjska Gora, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kobarid.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kobarid

— 3 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bovec (Virje Waterfall, Thirsty River Brewing, &more). The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, make a trip to Tolmin Castle on Kozlov Rob, take in the spiritual surroundings of Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit, and steep yourself in history at Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem).

To find photos and more tourist information, use the Kobarid driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kranjska Gora to Kobarid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kobarid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Koper.

Things to do in Kobarid

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Koper

— 6 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koper: Lepa Vida Boutique Winery (in Šempas), Predjama Castle (in Postojna) and Vino Zorz (in Slap). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Škocjan Caves, experience rural life at Fonda Fish Farm, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and don't miss a visit to Chiesetta Romanica Con Danza Macabra.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Koper tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kobarid to Koper in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kobarid in October, things will get a bit warmer in Koper: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Koper

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Museums

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.