18 days in Slovenia Itinerary

18 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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18 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Shuttle:  27 h
1
Ljubljana
— 5 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
2
Maribor
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Bovec
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Koper
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kanjon Kokre (in Kranj), Bled (Bled Island, Vintgar Gorge, & more) and Postojna Cave (in Postojna). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and snap pictures at Triple Bridge.

Before you visit Ljubljana, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Melbourne, Australia to Ljubljana is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: highs in Ljubljana hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the shuttle to Maribor.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Bled, Vintgar Gorge, Postojna Cave, Kokra Canyon
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Presernova street, then examine the collection at Ptuj Castle (Ptujski Grad), then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilika Mariahilf, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Lent - the Oldest Part of the City of Maribor, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden of University of Maribor, then step into the grandiose world of Celje Castle, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Maribor trip site .

Take a shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Maribor can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ptuj, Spas, Celje Castle
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Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor ©
Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor
Presernova street ©
Presernova street
Basilika Mariahilf ©
Basilika Mariahilf

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 20th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Succursal Church Of The Holy Spirit By The Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, admire the sheer force of Waterfall Savica, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bohinjsko Jezero trip planner.

Drive from Maribor to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Maribor in August, expect nights in Bohinjsko Jezero to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bovec.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Tours Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Church of St John the Baptist
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Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Savica Waterfall ©
Savica Waterfall
Church of St John the Baptist ©
Church of St John the Baptist

3
nights
Bovec

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Change things up with a short trip to Tolmin Gorge in Tolmin (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, hike along Slap Krampez, admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfalls, and admire the verdant scenery at Soca Valley.

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Traveling by car from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bovec takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bovec can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Koper.

Things to do in Bovec

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Kobarid, Tolmin Gorge
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Zipline
Soča Valley ©
Soča Valley

4
nights
Koper

A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Get out of town with these interesting Koper side-trips: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Dobravlje) and Predjama Castle (in Postojna). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Skocjan Caves, get curious at Magical World of Shells Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, and stroll around Park Pietro Coppo.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Koper driving holiday planner .

Getting from Bovec to Koper by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bovec in August, with highs in Koper at 34°C and lows at 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Koper

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Piran, Strunjan Nature Reserve, Park Pietro Coppo, Predjama Castle, Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Škocjan Caves ©
Škocjan Caves

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