39 days in Slovenia & Cortina d'Ampezzo Itinerary

39 days in Slovenia & Cortina d'Ampezzo Itinerary

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Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Maribor, Slovenia
— 5 nights
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Koper, Slovenia
— 5 nights
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Nova Gorica, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Bovec, Slovenia
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Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
— 14 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia

— 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bohinjsko Jezero side-trips: Spodnja Sorica Church of St. Nicholas (in Spodnja Sorica) and Pocar Farm (in Mojstrana). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, trek along Golden Horn Fairyland, and take an in-depth tour of Oplen House Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bohinjsko Jezero day trip website.

Ljubljana to Bohinjsko Jezero is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Maribor.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Maribor, Slovenia

— 5 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Maribor side-trips: Pegasus Statue (in Rogaška Slatina), Ptuj (Ptuj Castle & Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God) and Lovrenc Lakes (in Zreče). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Vetrinjski dvor, learn about winemaking at Ramšak Winery, indulge in some personalized pampering at Perfect Body, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden of University of Maribor.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Maribor trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Bohinjsko Jezero to Maribor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Koper.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Koper, Slovenia

— 5 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koper: Boris Lisjak Winery (in Dutovlje), Predjama Castle (in Postojna) and Museo Militare Di Pivka (in Pivka). The adventure continues: Head underground at Škocjan Caves, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Friary, don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Histria Botanica.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Koper travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Koper takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Koper can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Koper

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Classes

Side Trips

Nova Gorica, Slovenia

— 2 nights
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get outside with Magma X, take in the views from Solkan Bridge, get great views at Sveta Gora (Holy Mountain), then sample the tasty concoctions at Reservoir Dogs brewery, and finally make a trip to Šmartno. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Ferrari Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Vipava River Spring, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nova Gorica itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Koper to Nova Gorica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. June in Nova Gorica sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bovec.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Bovec, Slovenia

— 3 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Explore Bovec's surroundings by going to Kranjska Gora (Vršič Pass & Zelenci Nature Reserve) and Tolmin Castle (in Tolmin). There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, cruise along Mangart Saddle, and don't miss a visit to Fort Hermann.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bovec trip builder.

Getting from Nova Gorica to Bovec by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nova Gorica in June, with highs in Bovec at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Things to do in Bovec

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

— 14 nights
Cortina d'Ampezzo, commonly referred to as Cortina, is a town and comune in the heart of the southern (Dolomitic) Alps in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Cortina d'Ampezzo: Piazza Maggiore (in Feltre), Galleria Vittorio Emanuele III (in Crespano del Grappa) and Sacrario di Cima Grappa (in Borso del Grappa). Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Parco Regionale delle Dolomiti Friulane. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Val Gardena, admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Arte Fabbrile e delle Coltellerie, steep yourself in history at Villaggio di Coi, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Braies.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cortina d'Ampezzo holiday planning site.

You can drive from Bovec to Cortina d'Ampezzo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In June, Cortina d'Ampezzo is a bit warmer than Bovec - with highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 7 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Bled (Triglav National Park, Bled Island, &more), Museum of Hostages (in Begunje na Gorenjskem) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). Spend the 9th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Ljubljana Old Town, take in the views from Triple Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana day trip planning app.

You can drive from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Ljubljana in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cortina d'Ampezzo in July: high temperatures in Ljubljana hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

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.