12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Piran
— 2 nights
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Bovec
— 3 nights
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
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Ljubljana
— 5 nights

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Piran

— 2 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Portorož Beach and Walls of Piran. We've included these beaches for you: Strunjan Nature Reserve and Svetilnik Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Škocjan Caves in Škocjan (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, enjoy the sand and surf at Zusterna Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Piran online trip builder.

Ljubljana to Piran is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, Piran is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Piran

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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Bovec

— 3 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Vršič Pass. Explore hidden gems such as Tolmin Gorge and Soča Valley. Change things up with a short trip to Lake Jasna in Kranjska Gora (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Virje Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Boka Waterfall, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bovec trip tool.

Drive from Piran to Bovec in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, Bovec is slightly colder than Piran - with highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Bohinjsko Jezero

— 1 night
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall, go from sight to sight with Vogel, then admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bohinjsko Jezero online trip maker.

Getting from Bovec to Bohinjsko Jezero by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Bohinjsko Jezero, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks · Nature · Transportation · Winter Sports

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Ljubljana

— 5 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get in touch with nature at Postojna Cave and Vintgar Gorge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parasailing & Paragliding and Straža Bled. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Bled (Bled Island, Zipline, &more). Spend the 24th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, walk around Tivoli Park, and snap pictures at Triple Bridge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana vacation planning website.

Getting from Bohinjsko Jezero to Ljubljana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Slovenia travel guide

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Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.