17 days in Slovenia Itinerary

17 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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17 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly + Drive:  18 h 45 min
1
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Maribor
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
3
Ljubljana
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Piran
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: New Orleans

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Oplen House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Pocar Farm, and then stroll around Archeological Park Divje babe.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Bohinjsko Jezero sightseeing planning app .

New Orleans, USA to Bohinjsko Jezero is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New Orleans to Bohinjsko Jezero. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New Orleans in May: highs in Bohinjsko Jezero hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Archaeological Park Divje Babe, Oplen House Museum, Pocar Farm
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Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Oplen House Museum ©
Oplen House Museum
Archaeological Park Divje Babe ©
Archaeological Park Divje Babe

3
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 Mine Museum and Ptuj Castle (Ptujski Grad). Appreciate the collections at Vulkanija Adventure Park and Old Vine House. Explore Maribor's surroundings by going to Murska Sobota - Monument to Victims of War (in Murska Sobota), Synagogue Lendava (in Lendava) and Museum of Recent History Celje (in Celje). The adventure continues: stop by Vino Valdhuber and do a tasting at Ramsak Winery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Maribor trip tool .

Getting from Bohinjsko Jezero to Maribor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In May in Maribor, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the shuttle to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Maribor

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Ptuj, Vulkanija Adventure Park, Vino Valdhuber, Museum of Recent History Celje, Peca Underground - Tourist Mine and Museum
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Ptuj Castle ©
Ptuj Castle
Vulkanija Adventure Park ©
Vulkanija Adventure Park

7
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Bled Castle and City Museum of Ljubljana will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ljubljana Old Town and National Museum of Contemporary History (Muzej Novejse Zgodovine Slovenije). Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Galerija Mikame (in Bled) and Nativity Museum (Muzej jaslic) (in Brezje). There's lots more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at House of Illusions, examine the collection at Railway Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Jakopic Gallery, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery (Narodna Galerija).

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ljubljana road trip planning app .

Getting from Maribor to Ljubljana by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bled, Nativity Museum (Muzej jaslic)
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
City Museum of Ljubljana ©
City Museum of Ljubljana

4
nights
Piran

Piran ©
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Shop till you drop at Nika's Tiny House and Kidriceva ulica. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Magical World of Shells Museum and Muzej Parenzana. Venture out of the city with trips to Military Museum Tabor (in Lokev), Boris Lisjak Winery (in Dutovlje) and The Socerb Castle (in Crni Kal). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Sergej Masera Maritime Museum (Pomorski muzej), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cloisters of Saint Francis Monastery, view the masterpieces at Manziolijeva palaca, and shop like a local with Giuseppe Tartini Memorial Room.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Piran holiday planner .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Piran in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Ljubljana in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Piran, with lows of 53°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Piran

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Koper, Izola, Strunjan Nature Reserve, Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, Military Museum Tabor
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Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum
Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity ©
Military Museum Tabor ©
Military Museum Tabor

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