39 days in Slovenia Itinerary

39 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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39 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Valencia
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Koper
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nova Gorica
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Maribor
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kostanjevica na Krki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ljubljana
— 14 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
End: Valencia

7
nights
Koper

Koper ©
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Head to Nika's Tiny House and Planet Koperfor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Predjama Castle and Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Koper side-trips: Prem Castle (in Prem), Vinakras Sezana (in Sezana) and Military Museum Tabor (in Lokev). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Skocjan Caves, pause for some serene contemplation at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, take a stroll around Kidriceva ulica, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. George.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Koper travel app .

Valencia, Spain to Koper is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Valencia in December, plan for little chillier days in Koper, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Koper

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Piran, Hrastovlje, Portoroz, Vinakras Sezana, Skocjan Caves
Highlights from your plan
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity ©
Nature Park Strunjan ©
Nature Park Strunjan

5
nights
Nova Gorica

Nova Gorica ©
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Popular historic sites such as Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) and Kozlov Rob are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nova Gorica: Winery Tilia Estate (in Dobravlje), Soca Valley (in Bovec) and Boris Lisjak Winery (in Dutovlje). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery, get outside with Isonzo, and sample the tasty concoctions at Gallus Craft & Draft Beer Bar.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nova Gorica travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Koper to Nova Gorica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Nova Gorica can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Wineries Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Dobrovo, Kobarid, Kozlov Rob, Smartno, Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem)
Highlights from your plan
Lepa Vida Boutique Winery ©
Lepa Vida Boutique Winery
Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps ©
Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps

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.
Popular historic sites such as Javorca, Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit and Church of St John the Baptist are in your itinerary. Explore Bohinjsko Jezero's surroundings by going to Spodnja Sorica Church of St. Nicholas (in Spodnja Sorica) and Bovec (Denkmal Am Predilpass, Thirsty River Brewing, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, pause for some serene contemplation at Succursal Church Of The Holy Spirit By The Lake, admire the sheer force of Waterfall Savica, and get engrossed in the history at Oplen House Museum.

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

You can drive from Nova Gorica to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nova Gorica in January, with highs in Bohinjsko Jezero at 2°C and lows at -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Maribor.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bovec, Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit, Bohinj Bowling, Triglav, Church of St John the Baptist
Highlights from your plan
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Waterfall Savica ©
Waterfall Savica
Church of St John the Baptist ©
Church of St John the Baptist

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.
Head to Vino Valdhuber and Lendava Castlefor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at Jeruzalem Church and Bogojina Church of the Ascension. Get out of town with these interesting Maribor side-trips: Lake Dravograd (in Dravograd), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Ljutomer) and Ptuj (Ptuj City Tower & Basilika Mariahilf). Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zicka Kartuzija, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and learn about winemaking at Ramsak Winery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Maribor trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Bohinjsko Jezero to Maribor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Kostanjevica na Krki.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Ptuj, Zgornja Kungota, Podčetrtek, Zicka Kartuzija, Pegasus Statue
Highlights from your plan
Jeruzalem Church ©
Jeruzalem Church
Spas
Dveri Pax Winery ©
Dveri Pax Winery

2
nights
Kostanjevica na Krki

Kostanjevica na Krki ©
History buffs will likely spend much of their Kostanjevica na Krki vacation exploring the local museum, a former monastery and one of the country's finest medieval monuments.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Raka Castle, explore the historical opulence of Sevnica Castle, then explore the fascinating underground world of Kostanjevica Cave, and finally admire the masterpieces at Bozidar Jakac Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Open Air Museum Pleterje and then step into the grandiose world of Grad Rajhenburg.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kostanjevica na Krki trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Maribor to Kostanjevica na Krki takes 2 hours. January in Kostanjevica na Krki sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Kostanjevica na Krki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Raka Castle, Open Air Museum Pleterje, Grad Rajhenburg, Sevnica Castle
Highlights from your plan
Božidar Jakac Art Museum ©
Božidar Jakac Art Museum
Sevnica Castle ©
Sevnica Castle
Raka Castle ©
Raka Castle

14
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Shop till you drop at Extreme Angler - Sportni ribic and The Jakopic Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Ljubljana Castle and Bled Castle are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Bled (Lake Bled, Ojstrica, & more), Human Fish Brewery (in Vrhnika) and Postojna (Postojna Cave & TIC Galerija). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, shop like a local with Galerija Hest, and hunt for treasures at Ljubljana Central Market.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kostanjevica na Krki to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bled, Kranj, Postojna, Human Fish Brewery, Marian and Holy Trinity columns
Highlights from your plan
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

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