22 days in Slovenia Itinerary

22 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia journey planner

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Bled
— 4 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Izola
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trenta
— 1 night
Drive
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Bohinjska Bistrica
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Maribor
— 4 nights
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Bled

— 4 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bled: Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana) and Zipline (in Bovec). Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Vintgar Gorge, head off the coast to Bled Island, get great views at Mala Osojnica, and Head underground at Pokljuka Gorge.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bled online attractions planner.

Friedrichshafen, Germany to Bled is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. May in Bled sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for Piran.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Piran

— 2 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the striking features of Sodna palaca, make a trip to Tartini Square, see the interesting displays at Mediadom Pyrhani, admire the landmark architecture of Benečanka Venetian House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, and finally view the masterpieces at Nika's Tiny House. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Port Piran, examine the collection at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, engage your brain at Magical World of Shells Museum, then don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marija Snežne Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Piran Minorite Monastery.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Piran trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Bled to Piran takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bled in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Piran, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the shuttle to Izola.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Izola

— 3 nights
Located on the Adriatic coast, the old fishing town of Izola draws travelers with the enticing atmosphere of its Mediterranean streets.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Izola: Predjama Castle (in Postojna), Grad Prem (in Prem) and Lepa Vida Boutique Winery (in Šempas). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Škocjan Caves, enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve, stroll around Park Pietro Coppo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Izola tour itinerary planner.

Izola is very close to Piran. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Trenta.

Things to do in Izola

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Trenta

— 1 night
Trenta is a settlement in the Municipality of Bovec in the traditional Gorizia region in western Slovenia.It lies on the upper Soča river in the Goriška region, the northern part of the Slovene Littoral, along the road from Bovec up to Vršič Pass. For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Trenta online trip builder.

You can drive from Izola to Trenta in 3 hours. Traveling from Izola in May, things will get slightly colder in Trenta: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Bohinjska Bistrica.

Things to do in Trenta

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bohinjska Bistrica

— 3 nights
Bohinjska Bistrica occupies a scenic spot at the foothills of the Julian Alps, near the picturesque Lake Bohinj.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bohinjska Bistrica: Italian Charnel House (in Kobarid), Soča Valley (in Bovec) and Nova Gorica (Reservoir Dogs brewery & Magma X). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, hit the slopes at Vogel, pause for some serene contemplation at Spodnja Sorica Church of St. Nicholas, and hike along Golden Horn Fairyland.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bohinjska Bistrica day trip app.

You can drive from Trenta to Bohinjska Bistrica in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bohinjska Bistrica

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ljubljana

— 4 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Spend the 23rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, don't miss a visit to Ljubljana Castle, and stroll around Tivoli Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip planner.

Drive from Bohinjska Bistrica to Ljubljana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Maribor.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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Maribor

— 4 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maribor: Ptuj (Prešernova Street & Ptuj City Tower), Lovrenc Lakes (in Zreče) and Lake Šmartno (in Celje). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Vetrinjski dvor, don't miss a visit to Lutkovno gledalisce Maribor, learn about winemaking at Ramšak Winery, and stop by Vino Valdhuber.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Maribor journey planning site.

Traveling by shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Maribor sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maribor

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Slovenia travel guide

4.2
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.