19 days in Slovenia Itinerary

19 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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19 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Drive:  2​h
1
Bovec
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Bled
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Koper
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Postojna
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Maribor
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  1​h 30​min
End: Ljubljana

2
nights
Bovec

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kobarid Museum and St Mary of the Assumption church. Take a break from Bovec with a short trip to Tolmin Gorge in Tolmin, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, appreciate the views at Soca Valley, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bovec online route builder .

Ljubljana to Bovec is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Bovec

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Kobarid, Tolmin Gorge
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Zipline
Kobarid Museum ©
Kobarid Museum
St Mary of the Assumption church ©

7
nights
Bled

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bled Castle and St. Martin's Parish Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bled: Skofja Loka Castle & Museum (in Škofja Loka), Wasserfall Pericnik (in Mojstrana) and Kranjska Gora (The Russian Chapel & Lake Jasna). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bled Island, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get outside with Mala Osojnica, and trek along Vintgar Gorge.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bled day trip app .

You can drive from Bovec to Bled in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Koper.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bohinjsko Jezero, Radovljica, Kranjska Gora, Nativity Museum (Muzej jaslic), St. Kancijan Church
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Bled Island ©
Bled Island
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Radovljica Old Town ©
Radovljica Old Town

2
nights
Koper

Koper ©
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, don't miss a visit to Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. George, then get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Piran Town Walls. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, walk around Sečovlje Saltworks, then kick back and relax at Portoroz Beach, then don't miss a visit to Port Piran, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Friary.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Koper route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Bled to Koper takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bled in September; daily highs in Koper reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Postojna.

Things to do in Koper

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Piran, Portoroz, Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity
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Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum
Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity ©

3
nights
Postojna

Postojna ©
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Predjama Castle and Štanjel Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Postojna side-trips: Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum (in Idrija), Krizna Jama Cave (in Grahovo) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Dobravlje). There's more to do: Head underground at Skocjan Caves and pause for some photo ops at Franja Partisan Hospital.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Postojna trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Koper to Postojna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, Postojna is a bit cooler than Koper - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Postojna

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, Franja Partisan Hospital, Wine Tours & Tastings, Skocjan Caves, Krizna Jama Cave
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Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum ©
Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum
Franja Partisan Hospital ©
Franja Partisan Hospital

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle, examine the collection at Ptuj Castle (Ptujski Grad), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lent - the Oldest Part of the City of Maribor, and finally examine the collection at Old Vine House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Main Square of Maribor, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Plague Column, then explore the striking landscape at Piramida (Pyramid Hill), and finally have some family-friendly fun at Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Maribor trip planner .

Drive from Postojna to Maribor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Maribor can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for the shuttle ride back home.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Spas, Celje Castle, Ptuj Castle (Ptujski Grad)
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Celje Castle ©
Celje Castle
Ptuj Castle (Ptujski Grad) ©
Ptuj Castle (Ptujski Grad)
Old Vine House ©
Old Vine House

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