36 days in Slovenia Itinerary

36 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ljubljana
— 1 day
2
Radovljica
— 2 nights
3
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 7 nights
4
Maribor
— 8 nights
5
Bled
— 3 nights
6
Bovec
— 3 nights
7
Tolmin
— 2 nights
8
Piran
— 3 nights
9
Idrija
— 2 nights
10
Žužemberk
— 2 nights

1
day
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Union Experience, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, thendon't miss a visit to Mestni Trg, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana online tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. May in Ljubljana sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Radovljica.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Adventure Tours
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Cankarjevo Nabrežje ©
Cankarjevo Nabrežje
Franciscan Church of the Annunciation ©
Franciscan Church of the Annunciation
Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Cathedral of St. Nicholas

2
nights
Radovljica

Radovljica ©
Radovljica is a medieval town right at the footsteps of the Julian Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): work off some steam at Pool Complex Gorenjska Plaza, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Storžič, and then examine the collection at Trzic Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Old Town Centre of Radovljica, examine the collection at Nativity Museum (Muzej jaslic), thensteep yourself in history at Kropa's Old Town, thenstroll through Mount Blegoš, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of Hostages.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Radovljica tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Radovljica by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Radovljica sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Radovljica

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Tržič, Kropa's Old Town, Storžič, Mount Blegoš, Museum of Hostages
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Old Town Centre of Radovljica ©
Old Town Centre of Radovljica
Kropa's Old Town ©
Kropa's Old Town
Mount Blegoš ©
Mount Blegoš

7
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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of St John the Baptist and Ukanc Military Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bohinjsko Jezero: Alpine Botanical Garden Juliana (in Trenta), Mount Triglav (in Mojstrana) and The Source of Soca River (in Soča). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Spodnja Sorica Church of St. Nicholas, admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and pause for some photo ops at Franja Partisan Hospital.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bohinjsko Jezero trip planner.

Traveling by car from Radovljica to Bohinjsko Jezero takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bohinjska Bistrica, Cerkno, Alpine Botanical Garden Juliana, Mount Triglav, The Source of Soca River
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Mount Triglav ©
Mount Triglav
Vogel ©
Vogel
Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj

8
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.
Get in touch with nature at Hell Cave and Mariborski Otok. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Radgonske Gorice and Žiče Charterhouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maribor: Celje (Celje Cathedral of Saint Daniel, Celje Regional Museum, &more), Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God (in Ptuj) and Farm Firbas (in Cerkvenjak). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Dveri Pax Winery, awaken your taste buds at Vinothek Jeruzalem, examine the collection at Maribor Regional Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Velenje Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Maribor route planner.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Maribor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Maribor can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Maribor

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Celje, Ljutomer, Hell Cave, Jeruzalem Church, Winery Marof
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Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat ©
Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat
Žiče Charterhouse ©
Žiče Charterhouse
Celje Cathedral of Saint Daniel ©
Celje Cathedral of Saint Daniel

3
nights
Bled

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Katr's House, thenexamine the collection at Slovenian Alpine Museum, thenadmire the sheer force of Peričnik Waterfall, and finally stop by Galerija Mikame. On your second day here, tee off at Royal Bled Golf Course.

Plan my day in Bled using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Maribor to Bled by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Bled sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Mojstrana, Katr's House, Royal Bled Golf Course, Pokljuka Gorge
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Peričnik Waterfall ©
Peričnik Waterfall
Katr's House ©
Katr's House
Pokljuka Gorge ©
Pokljuka Gorge

3
nights
Bovec

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Ravelnik Open Air Museum and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty River Brewing. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Nadiza, identify plant and animal life at Planica Valley, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bovec trip builder tool.

You can drive from Bled to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bovec can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tolmin.

Things to do in Bovec

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Kranjska Gora, Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem), Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) ©
Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem)
Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery ©
Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery

2
nights
Tolmin

Tolmin ©
At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Tolmin Castle on Kozlov Rob, take in the spiritual surroundings of Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit, and then explore the world behind art at Tolmin Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, thenget outside with Isonzo, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tolmin trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Tolmin takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bovec in May, expect Tolmin to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Piran.

Things to do in Tolmin

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Kobarid
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Kozjak Waterfall ©
Kozjak Waterfall
Isonzo ©
Isonzo
Tolmin Gorge ©
Tolmin Gorge

3
nights
Piran

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Bernardine, shop like a local with Nika's Tiny House, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piran Minorite Monastery. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, learn about winemaking at Vinakoper, thendon't miss a visit to Church of St. Maurus, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Piran trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Tolmin to Piran takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Idrija.

Things to do in Piran

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Izola, Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, Vinakoper, Strunjan Nature Reserve
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Strunjan Nature Reserve ©
Strunjan Nature Reserve
Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity ©
Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity

2
nights
Idrija

Idrija ©
While on holiday in Idrija, you'll be able to see a World Heritage Site featuring one of the largest mercury mines in the entire world.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): do a tasting at Winery Tilia Estate, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Daniel, thenexplore the activities along Vipava River Spring, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Idrija Kamšt. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Topilnica Hg, contemplate the waterfront views at Wild Lake, thenlearn about all things military at Idrija War Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Gewerkenegg Castle.

To find out how to plan a trip to Idrija, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Piran to Idrija takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Piran in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Idrija, with lows of °C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Žužemberk.

Things to do in Idrija

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Winery Tilia Estate, Church of St. Daniel, Vipava River Spring
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Topilnica Hg ©
Topilnica Hg
Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum ©
Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum
Gewerkenegg Castle ©
Gewerkenegg Castle

2
nights
Žužemberk

Žužemberk ©
Žužemberk, is a town and a municipality in the Dinaric Alps of Slovenia, located south-east of the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kocevje Tourist Office. On the 2nd (Sun), get all the information you need at Kocevje Tourist Office.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Žužemberk trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Idrija to Žužemberk in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Žužemberk

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kocevje Tourist Office, Pristava Tourist Village, Land of Hayracks, Bogenšperk Castle
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Bogenšperk Castle ©
Bogenšperk Castle
Land of Hayracks ©
Land of Hayracks

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