6 days in Ljubljana & Central Slovenia & Otočec Itinerary

6 days in Ljubljana & Central Slovenia & Otočec Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Idrija
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Idrija
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
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Škofja Loka
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
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Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
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Kamnik
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Otočec
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Kočevje
— Few hours
End: Kočevje

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Idrija

Idrija ©
While on holiday in Idrija, you'll be able to see a World Heritage Site featuring one of the largest mercury mines in the entire world.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get all the information you need at Tourist Information Centre Idrija.

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

If you are flying in from Serbia, the closest major aiport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Škofja Loka.
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Tourist Information Centre Idrija ©
Tourist Information Centre Idrija

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Škofja Loka

Škofja Loka ©
Skofja Loka works great as a starting point for explorations into the Julian Alps, very near the country's capital Ljubljana.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Škofja Loka Castle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Škofja Loka travel route planner.

You can drive from Idrija to Škofja Loka in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Škofja Loka

Historic Sites Museums
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Škofja Loka Castle ©
Škofja Loka Castle

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Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
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To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana online tour planner.

Ljubljana is just a short distance from Škofja Loka. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kamnik.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Triple Bridge ©
Triple Bridge
Tivoli Park ©
Tivoli Park

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Kamnik

Kamnik ©
History buffs can spend their entire Kamnik vacation soaking in the town's medieval appeal at two castles, monastery, and lively streets packed with artisanal workshops.
On the 13th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Krvavec, walk around Volčji Potok Arboretum, and then explore the ancient world of Little Castle.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kamnik sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Kamnik takes an hour. In May in Kamnik, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Otočec.

Things to do in Kamnik

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Volčji Potok Arboretum, Krvavec
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Volčji Potok Arboretum ©
Volčji Potok Arboretum
Little Castle ©
Little Castle
Krvavec ©
Krvavec

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Otočec

Otočec ©
Located on the left bank of the Krka River, Otocec attracts visitors with its castle, a top attraction in the region.
On the 14th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Novo Mesto Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Brežice Castle, and then admire the natural beauty at Otočec Castle Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Otočec trip site.

You can drive from Kamnik to Otočec in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kočevje.

Things to do in Otočec

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Brežice Castle, Novo Mesto Cathedral
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Brežice Castle ©
Brežice Castle
Otočec Castle Park ©
Otočec Castle Park
Novo Mesto Cathedral
Novo Mesto Cathedral

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Kočevje

Kočevje
Together with the Krokar primeval forest, which is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Kočevje Region makes for a truly mystical forest landscape.
For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kočevje trip maker site.

Getting from Otočec to Kočevje by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Otočec in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kočevje, with lows of 17°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kočevje

Parks Nature Museums