17 days in Slovenia Itinerary

17 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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17 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Kranjska Gora
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Dobrovo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Piran
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  30 h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
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: Postojna (Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Ljubljana Old Town, take in the views from Triple Bridge, take a stroll through Metelkova, and walk around Tivoli Park.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip itinerary builder website.

Sydney, Australia to Ljubljana is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Postojna
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle

3
nights
Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora ©
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Get out of town with these interesting Kranjska Gora side-trips: Bovec (Soca Rider, SPORT MIX, &more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, and see the interesting displays at Liznjekova house.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kranjska Gora trip planning website.

Drive from Ljubljana to Kranjska Gora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Kranjska Gora, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Bovec
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Aktivni Planet ©
Aktivni Planet
SPORT MIX ©
SPORT MIX
Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps ©
Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps

3
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bohinjsko Jezero side-trips: Radovljica (Čebelarski muzej Radovljica & Radovljica Old Town). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Savica, see the interesting displays at Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming, and take a memorable ride with Vogel Ski Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bohinjsko Jezero road trip planning site.

Getting from Kranjska Gora to Bohinjsko Jezero by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dobrovo.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Radovljica
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Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Vogel Ski Center ©
Vogel Ski Center
Waterfall Savica ©
Waterfall Savica

3
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Dobrovo

Dobrovo ©
Near the Italian border, Dobrovo remains a small settlement in a region known for its hilly orchards, vineyards, and olive groves.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin) and Kobarid (Kobarid Museum, Kozjak Waterfalls, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Smartno, explore the historical opulence of Grad Kromberk, learn about winemaking at Vinoteka Brda, and take in the views from Solkanski Most.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dobrovo trip builder app.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Dobrovo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bohinjsko Jezero in September, with highs in Dobrovo at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Dobrovo

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kobarid, Nova Gorica, Tolmin Gorge, Smartno
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Tolmin Gorge ©
Tolmin Gorge
Kozjak Waterfalls ©
Kozjak Waterfalls
Kobarid Museum ©
Kobarid Museum

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nights
Piran

Piran ©
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 23rd (Wed), admire the striking features of Praetorian Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, then don't miss a visit to Piran Town Walls, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. George. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, then see the interesting displays at Sergej Masera Maritime Museum (Pomorski muzej), then see some colorful creatures with Piran Divers, and finally don't miss a visit to Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg).

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Piran trip planner.

You can drive from Dobrovo to Piran in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In September in Piran, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Koper, Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity
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Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower ©
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower
Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg) ©
Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg)
Piran Town Walls ©
Piran Town Walls

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