46 days in Slovenia Itinerary

46 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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46 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
Koper
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nova Gorica
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Bovec
— 5 nights
bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 5 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
5
Maribor
— 7 nights
shuttle:  1​h 30​min
6
Ljubljana
— 15 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto

6
nights
Koper

Koper ©
Koper is a city in southwestern Slovenia, with the other Slovenian coastal towns Ankaran, Izola, Piran, and Portorož, situated along the country's 47-kilometre coastline, in the Istrian Region, approximately five kilometres from its border with Italy. Head to Nika's Tiny House and Duka Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at Magical World of Shells Museum and Military Museum Tabor capture your imagination. Explore Koper's surroundings by going to Park vojaske zgodovine Pivka (in Pivka), Boris Lisjak Winery (in Dutovlje) and Predjama Castle (in Postojna). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Skocjan Caves, examine the collection at Koper Regional Museum, kick back and relax at Nature Park Strunjan, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Koper road trip website .

Toronto, Canada to Koper is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Toronto to Koper, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, you will find days in Koper are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Koper

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Piran, Portoroz, Izola, Skocjan Caves, Predjama Castle
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Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity ©

6
nights
Nova Gorica

Nova Gorica ©
Nova Gorica is a town and a municipality in western Slovenia, on the border with Italy. Popular historic sites such as Archeological Park Divje babe and Branik Castle are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps and Vipava River Spring. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nova Gorica: Stanjel (Štanjel Castle & Ferrari Garden), Naravno Kopalisce Lajst (in Spodnja Idrija) and Cerkno Museum (in Cerkno). There's still lots to do: walk around Razgledni stolp Gonjače, explore the historical opulence of Vila Vipolze, learn about winemaking at Winery Tilia Estate, and sample the tasty concoctions at Gallus Craft & Draft Beer Bar.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nova Gorica travel route website .

Traveling by car from Koper to Nova Gorica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Nova Gorica sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bovec.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Stanjel, Cerkno, Vipava, Dobrovo, Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps
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Isonzo ©
Isonzo
Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps ©
Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps
Lepa Vida Boutique Winery ©
Lepa Vida Boutique Winery

5
nights
Bovec

Bovec is a town in the Littoral region in northwestern Slovenia, close to border with Italy. Popular historic sites such as Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery and Ravelnik Open Air Museum are in your itinerary. Kobarid Museum (Kobariski muzej) and Fort Kluze will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Tolmin (Tolmin Museum, Javorca, Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit, & more) and Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) (in Volce). And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, steep yourself in history at Tonovcov Grad - Kobarid, admire the verdant scenery at Soca Valley, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty River Brewing.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bovec travel planner.

You can take a bus from Nova Gorica to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, Bovec is a bit cooler than Nova Gorica - with highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bovec

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kobarid, Tolmin, Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem), Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery
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River Rafting & Tubing
Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery ©

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake Bohinj and Vogel Ski Center. You'll explore and learn at Gorenjski Muzej and Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bohinjsko Jezero: Spodnja Sorica Church of St. Nicholas (in Spodnja Sorica), Mount Blegos (in Skofja Loka) and Pocar Farm (in Mojstrana). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Savica, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, perfect your strike at Bohinj Bowling, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bohinjsko Jezero journey planning site .

You can drive from Bovec to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bohinjsko Jezero are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Maribor.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bohinjska Bistrica, Mojstrana, Gorenjski Muzej, Spodnja Sorica Church of St. Nicholas, Mount Blegos
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Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Vogel Ski Center ©
Vogel Ski Center
Waterfall Savica ©
Waterfall Savica

7
nights
Maribor

Maribor ©
Maribor is the second-largest city in Slovenia with about 95,500 inhabitants in 2016. Get some historical perspective at Celje Castle and Rotovski trg. Visiting Piramida (Pyramid Hill) and Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maribor: Museum Slovenj Gradec (in Slovenj Gradec), Spas (in Podcetrtek) and Ptuj Castle (Ptujski Grad) (in Ptuj). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Old Vine House, browse the different shops at Europark Maribor, take in the exciting artwork at UGM I Maribor Art Gallery, and look for gifts at Vino Valdhuber.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Maribor holiday app .

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Maribor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the shuttle to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Maribor

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ptuj, Lendava Castle, Museum Slovenj Gradec, Dveri Pax Winery, Spas
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Old Vine House ©
Old Vine House
Celje Castle ©
Celje Castle
Ptuj Castle (Ptujski Grad) ©
Ptuj Castle (Ptujski Grad)

15
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Ljubljanski Grad and Sneznik Castle Museum will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Vintgar Gorge and Diners CUBO Golf Course Ljubljana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Mali grad (in Kamnik), Ljubljanica River Exhibition (in Vrhnika) and Skofja Loka Castle & Museum (in Skofja Loka). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, duck into Galerija Mikame, and examine the collection at National Museum of Contemporary History (Muzej Novejse Zgodovine Slovenije).

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Ljubljana holiday planner.

You can take a shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. September in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bled, Kranj, Skofja Loka Castle & Museum, Bozidar Jakac Art Museum, Franja Partisan Hospital
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Ljubljanski Grad ©
Ljubljanski Grad
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

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