8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+3
subway + bus + Fly + bus:  19​h
1
Bovec
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Koper
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Bovec

Bovec ©
Bovec is a town in the Littoral region in northwestern Slovenia, close to border with Italy. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Kobarid Museum (Kobariski muzej), then take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfalls, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Outdoor Museum Kolovrat, stroll the grounds of Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery, and then identify plant and animal life at Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bovec day trip planning app .

Washington DC, USA to Bovec is an approximately 19-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Bovec, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Bovec is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 64°F and lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Koper.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks Wildlife Adventure

Side Trips

Kobarid, Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps, Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem), Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery
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Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps ©
Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps
Kobarid Museum (Kobariski muzej) ©
Kobarid Museum (Kobariski muzej)
Slap Kozjak ©
Slap Kozjak

2
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. On the 17th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Manziolijeva palaca, enjoy the sand and surf at Svetilnik Beach, shop like a local with Duka Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, and finally shop like a local with Loza Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Mediadom Pyrhani, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. George, then stop by Nika's Tiny House, then explore the fascinating underground world of Skocjan Caves, and finally explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Koper planning app .

Traveling by car from Bovec to Koper takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Bovec in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Koper: highs are around 72°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Koper

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Piran, Izola, Predjama Castle
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Svetilnik Beach ©
Svetilnik Beach
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower ©
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George

3
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Visit Ljubljana Castle and Bled Castle (Blejski Grad) for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Layer House and Galerija Fotografija. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Bled (Parasailing & Paragliding & Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar)). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town and take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev).

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ljubljana itinerary planner.

Getting from Koper to Ljubljana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Koper in May since evenings lows in Ljubljana dip to 47°F. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

Bled, Layer House
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Parasailing & Paragliding

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