36 days in Slovenia Itinerary

36 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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36 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
1
Ljubljana
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
2
Radovljica
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Maribor
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bled
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Bovec
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Tolmin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Piran
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Idrija
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Zuzemberk
— 2 nights
Drive:  74​h
End: Nelspruit

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), sample the tasty concoctions at Union Experience, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrezje, then don't miss a visit to Mestni Trg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev).

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana travel route builder app .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Radovljica.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries
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2
nights
Radovljica

Radovljica ©
Radovljica is a medieval town right at the footsteps of the Julian Alps.
On the 4th (Sat), stay fit while traveling at Pool Complex Gorenjska Plaza, take in the awesome beauty at Storzic, and then see the interesting displays at Trzic Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Radovljica Old Town, see the interesting displays at Nativity Museum (Muzej jaslic), then steep yourself in history at Kropa's Old Town, then hike along Mount Blegos, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of hostages/ Muzej talcev.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Radovljica day trip planning site .

Radovljica is very close to Ljubljana. May in Radovljica sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Radovljica

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Trzic, Nativity Museum (Muzej jaslic), Museum of hostages/ Muzej talcev, Mount Blegos, Storzic
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Radovljica Old Town ©
Radovljica Old Town
Kropa's Old Town ©
Kropa's Old Town
Mount Blegos ©
Mount Blegos

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vogel Ski Center and Church of St John the Baptist. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Franja Hospital and Spodnja Sorica Church of St. Nicholas. Venture out of the city with trips to Alpine Botanical Garden Juliana (in Trenta), The Source of Soca River (in Soca) and Triglav (in Mojstrana). Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Mostnica Gorge. There's lots more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the sheer force of Slap Grmecica, get in on the family fun at Golden Horn Fairyland, and appreciate the history behind Monument To Four Courageous Men.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more 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. In May, daily temperatures in Bohinjsko Jezero can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°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, Triglav, Spodnja Sorica Church of St. Nicholas, The Source of Soca River
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Triglav ©
Triglav
Franja Partisan Hospital ©
Franja Partisan Hospital
Vogel Ski Center ©
Vogel Ski Center

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Winery Marof and Radgonske Gorice. Step off the beaten path and head to Dveri Pax Winery and Ramsak Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Maribor: Pekel cave (in Sempeter v Savinjski Dolini), Celje (Celje Cathedral of Saint Daniel, Celje Regional Museum, & more) and Zicka Kartuzija (in Loce pri Poljcanah). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Vino Gaube, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche der schmerzhaften Gottesmutter, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lent - the Oldest Part of the City of Maribor, and step into the grandiose world of Velenje Castle.

Plan trip to Maribor with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Maribor

Wineries Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Celje, Ljutomer, Vino Gaube, Jeruzalem Church, Farm Firbas
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Vinogradi Horvat ©
Vinogradi Horvat
Zicka Kartuzija ©
Zicka Kartuzija
Jeruzalem Church ©
Jeruzalem Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Pr Katr in Dovje, examine the collection at Slovenian Alpine Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wasserfall Pericnik, and finally view the masterpieces at Galerija Mikame. On your second day here, play a few rounds at Royal Bled Golf Course.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bled trip itinerary website .

Getting from Maribor to Bled by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Golf Nature

Side Trips

Mojstrana, Pr Katr in Dovje, Royal Bled Golf Course, Pokljuka Gorge
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Peričnik Waterfall ©
Peričnik Waterfall
Pr Katr in Dovje ©
Pr Katr in Dovje
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): take in the history at Ravelnik Open Air Museum and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty River Brewing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Nadiza, identify plant and animal life at Planica Valley, and then stroll the grounds of Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bovec online vacation planner .

You can drive from Bled to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tolmin.

Things to do in Bovec

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kranjska Gora, Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery, Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem)
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
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.
On the 26th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Kozlov Rob, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Javorca, Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit, and then explore the world behind art at Tolmin Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfalls, head outdoors with Isonzo, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tolmin trip planner .

Drive from Bovec to Tolmin in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bovec in May: high temperatures in Tolmin hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Piran.

Things to do in Tolmin

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kobarid
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Kozjak Waterfalls ©
Kozjak Waterfalls
Tolmin Gorge ©
Tolmin Gorge
Isonzo ©
Isonzo

3
nights
Piran

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, then stop by Nika's Tiny House, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cloisters of Saint Francis Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Sergej Masera Maritime Museum (Pomorski muzej), do a tasting at Vinakoper, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Maurus, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Piran trip website .

You can drive from Tolmin to Piran in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Idrija.

Things to do in Piran

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 31st (Fri), do a tasting at Winery Tilia Estate, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Daniel, then explore the activities along Quelle der Vipava, and finally explore and take pictures at Idrija Kamst. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Topilnica Hg, then explore the activities along Divje Jezero, then brush up on your military savvy at Idrija War Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Gewerkenegg Castle.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Idrija holiday maker app .

You can drive from Piran to Idrija in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Piran in May, Idrija is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zuzemberk.

Things to do in Idrija

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Winery Tilia Estate, Church of St. Daniel, Vipava River Spring
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
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Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum ©
Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum
Gewerkenegg Castle ©
Gewerkenegg Castle
Miner's House ©
Miner's House

2
nights
Zuzemberk

Zuzemberk ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get all the information you need at Kocevje Tourist Office.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zuzemberk road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Idrija to Zuzemberk takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Zuzemberk can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 16th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Zuzemberk

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kocevje Tourist Office, Pristava Tourist Village, Dezela Kozolcev, Bogensperk Castle
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Bogensperk Castle ©
Bogensperk Castle
Dezela Kozolcev ©
Dezela Kozolcev

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