8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Train to London Gatwick, Fly to Ljubljana
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Fly to London Gatwick, Train to Bournemouth


Ljubljana — 2 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Straža Bled and Ljubljanica River. Get a sense of the local culture at Ljubljana Old Town and Bled Island. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Bled Castle (in Bled) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). There's lots more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, take in the views from Cobblers' Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Ljubljana Castle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ljubljana driving holiday planner.

Bournemouth, UK to Ljubljana is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bournemouth to Ljubljana due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Bournemouth, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ljubljana, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Piran.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
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Piran — 1 night

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 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Izolana - House of the Sea, make a trip to Walls of Piran, then explore the engaging exhibits at Magical World of Shells Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, and finally make a trip to Tartini Square.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Piran trip planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Piran in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Piran when traveling from Ljubljana in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Vogel, then admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Bohinjsko Jezero trip planning app.

Drive from Piran to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Piran in August, things will get slightly colder in Bohinjsko Jezero: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bovec.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Transportation
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Kozjak Waterfall. Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Jasna and Soča Valley. Venture out of the city with trips to Kranjska Gora (Vršič Pass & Ajdovska Deklica). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and identify plant and animal life at Virje Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bovec online trip planner.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bovec in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Slovenia travel guide

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.