40 days in Slovenia Itinerary

40 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Maribor
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Maribor
— 4 nights
Drive
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Celje
— 2 nights
Drive
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Velenje
— 1 night
Drive
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Novo Mesto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kočevje
— 5 nights
Drive
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Portorož
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Koper
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kobarid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bovec
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 19 nights
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Maribor

— 4 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: Terme 3000 (in Moravske Toplice), Farm Firbas (in Cerkvenjak) and Murska Sobota Castle (in Murska Sobota). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at Big Guy's Wine Tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site, examine the collection at Old Vine House, and don't miss a visit to Prešernova Street.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Maribor trip itinerary maker website.

Helsinki, Finland to Maribor is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Maribor due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in June; daily highs in Maribor reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Celje.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Celje

— 2 nights
An old city with a modern vibe, Celje features a castle and historical town center, surrounded by a green landscpe tailor-made for an exciting and active holiday.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Eko Muzej, admire the local landmark of Green Gold Beer Fountain, see the interesting displays at Celje Regional Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Virgin Mary's Assumption Church, then examine the collection at Museum of Recent History Celje, and finally explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olimje Monastery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Jelenov Greben Homestead, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Celje trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Celje takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Celje sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Velenje.

Things to do in Celje

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Wildlife

Side Trips

Velenje

— 1 night
With its lakes and well-maintained grassy beaches, Velenje will satisfy every tourist eager to relax or take a swim during summer months.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of the Assumption of Mary, Head underground at Hell Cave, go deep underground at The Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia, then take an in-depth tour of The House of Minerals, then explore the world behind art at Velenje Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Tito Statue.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Velenje tour planner.

Velenje is just a short distance from Celje. In June in Velenje, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Novo Mesto.

Things to do in Velenje

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Novo Mesto

— 2 nights
Novo Mesto is the city on a bend of the Krka River in the City Municipality of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. On the 23rd (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Božidar Jakac Art Museum, examine the collection at Brežice Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Otočec Castle Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Novo Mesto Cathedral. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: boost your wellbeing at Terme Čatež, see the interesting displays at Museum of Dolenjska, and then contemplate the long history of Breg.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Novo Mesto route maker.

Traveling by car from Velenje to Novo Mesto takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Novo Mesto are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kočevje.

Things to do in Novo Mesto

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Nature

Side Trips

Kočevje

— 5 nights
Together with the Krokar primeval forest, which is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Kočevje Region makes for a truly mystical forest landscape.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kočevje: Cross Cave (in Grahovo), Stari Trg pri Lozu (Hunting Collection and Dormouse Museum & Snežnik Castle) and Mašun Castle (in Ilirska Bistrica). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Krokar Primeval Forest, explore the historical opulence of Žužemberk Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Stephen, and see the interesting displays at Kočevje Regional Museum in Šeškov House.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kočevje online travel planner.

Getting from Novo Mesto to Kočevje by car takes about an hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Novo Mesto in June since evenings lows in Kočevje dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Portorož.

Things to do in Kočevje

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Portorož

— 2 nights
A resort town on the country's scenic Adriatic coastline, Portoroz offers many spas with all kinds of therapeutic treatments, many based on the brine and mud from the area's salt pans.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get curious at Mediadom Pyrhani, admire the landmark architecture of Benečanka Venetian House, make a trip to Tartini Square, make a trip to Port Piran, then examine the collection at Magical World of Shells Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of the Virgin Mary of the Rosary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Fonda Fish Farm, then stroll around Forma Viva, then don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Portorož trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kočevje to Portorož takes 2 hours. Traveling from Kočevje in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Portorož. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can take a shuttle to Koper.

Things to do in Portorož

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Koper

— 2 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Loza Gallery, Head underground at Škocjan Caves, do a tasting at Vinakoper, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Piazza Tito. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Praetorian Palace, steep yourself in history at Muda Gate, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then learn about winemaking at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Rotunda of St John the Baptist.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Koper travel itinerary planner.

Koper is just a short distance from Portorož. In July in Koper, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kobarid.

Things to do in Koper

Wineries · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Kobarid

— 2 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.
On the 4th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary of the Assumption church, examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, then make a trip to Bridge of Napoleon, and finally admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall. On your second day here, make a trip to Italian Charnel House, steep yourself in history at Tolmin Castle on Kozlov Rob, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge, and finally contemplate the long history of Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem).

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kobarid day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Koper to Kobarid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Koper in July: high temperatures in Kobarid hover around 29°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Kobarid

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Bovec

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bovec holiday planning site.

Bovec is just a short distance from Kobarid. July in Bovec sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bovec

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Ljubljana

— 19 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje), Bled (St. Martin's Parish Church, Spa Park, &more) and Pokljuka Gorge (in Krnica). Spend the 10th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: visit Ljubljana Old Town, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and take in the awesome beauty at Vogel.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ljubljana trip planner.

You can drive from Bovec to Ljubljana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. In July in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · 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.