18 days in Slovenia Itinerary

18 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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18 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Kranjska Gora
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kobarid
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Piran
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ljubljana
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Dallas

3
nights
Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora ©
Kranjska Gora is a town in northwestern Slovenia, on the Sava Dolinka River in the Upper Carniola region, close to the Austrian and Italian borders. When in Kranjska Gora, make a side trip to see Wasserfall Pericnik in Mojstrana, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps, see the interesting displays at Liznjekova house, explore the striking landscape of Lake Jasna, and get outside with Ski School Kekec - Day Adventures.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kranjska Gora holiday maker tool .

Dallas, USA to Kranjska Gora is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dallas in August; daily highs in Kranjska Gora reach 76°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Wasserfall Pericnik
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Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps ©
Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps
Wasserfall Pericnik ©
Wasserfall Pericnik
Kranjska Gora Bike Park ©
Kranjska Gora Bike Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): hit the slopes at Vogel Ski Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): get a taste of local nightlife at Bohinj Bowling, get interesting insight from Tours, then stroll the grounds of Vojasko Pokopalisce Ukanc, then take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Savica, and finally make a trip to Monument To Four Courageous Men.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bohinjsko Jezero trip maker site .

Getting from Kranjska Gora to Bohinjsko Jezero by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Bohinjsko Jezero sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kobarid.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bohinj Bowling, Church of St John the Baptist
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Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Vogel Ski Center ©
Vogel Ski Center
Waterfall Savica ©
Waterfall Savica

2
nights
Kobarid

Kobarid is a settlement in Slovenia, the administrative centre of the Municipality of Kobarid.Kobarid is known for the 1917 Battle of Caporetto, where the Italian retreat was documented by Ernest Hemingway in his novel A Farewell to Arms. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the activities along Soca Valley, head outdoors with Isonzo, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Slap Kozjak. Keep things going the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then stroll the grounds of Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kobarid holiday planner.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Kobarid in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kobarid are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Piran.

Things to do in Kobarid

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Bovec, Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery
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River Rafting & Tubing
Isonzo ©
Isonzo
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Piran

On the 10th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, explore the fascinating underground world of Skocjan Caves, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. George, then make a trip to Port Piran, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Nature Park Strunjan, make a trip to Piran Town Walls, then shop like a local with Duka Gallery, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg).

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Piran trip planning site .

You can drive from Kobarid to Piran in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kobarid in August, expect Piran to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Piran

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nature Park Strunjan, Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, Praetorian Palace, Skocjan Caves
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves
Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg) ©
Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg)

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Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Bled (Lake Bled, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, & more) and Predjama Castle (in Postojna). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Ljubljanski Grad, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, snap pictures at Tromostovje, and walk around Tivoli Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Piran to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Piran in August, expect Ljubljana to be a bit cooler, temps between 80°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bled, Kanjon Kokre, Predjama Castle
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Ljubljanski Grad ©
Ljubljanski Grad

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