12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Postojna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Celje
— 1 night
Drive
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Maribor
— 1 night
Drive
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Ptuj
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bled
— 1 night
Drive
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Bovec
— 1 night
Bus to Trieste, Fly to New Delhi

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Ljubljana — 2 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): snap pictures at Cobblers' Bridge, don't miss a visit to Ljubljana Castle, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, then take in the views from Triple Bridge, then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, take in the views from Dragon Bridge, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally stroll around Tivoli Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ljubljana day trip planning tool.

New Delhi, India to Ljubljana is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in July, expect nights in Ljubljana to be much colder, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Postojna.
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Postojna — 2 nights

With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): Head underground at Postojna Cave, then explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, and then Head underground at Planina Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): trot along with Lipica Stud Farm, then explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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You can drive from Ljubljana to Postojna in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Postojna can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Celje.
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Celje — 1 night

An old city with a modern vibe, Celje features a castle and historical town center, surrounded by a green landscpe tailor-made for an exciting and active holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Lake Šmartno, then ponder the design of Green Gold Beer Fountain, then explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Celje Water Tower.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Celje trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Postojna to Celje in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Maribor.
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Maribor — 1 night

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
On the 7th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Main Square, explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, and then examine the collection at Old Vine House.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Maribor trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Celje to Maribor in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ptuj.
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Ptuj — 3 nights

A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
On the 8th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Orpheus Monument, take in panoramic vistas at Ptuj City Tower, then steep yourself in history at Terme Ptuj, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God, and finally make a trip to Church of St. George. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Ptuj Castle, see the interesting displays at Dominican Monastery, and then learn about winemaking at Wineries & Vineyards.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ptuj driving holiday planner.

Getting from Maribor to Ptuj by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Ptuj are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bled.
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Bled — 1 night

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll through Straža Bled, trek along Vintgar Gorge, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bled online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ptuj to Bled takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Bled are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Bovec.
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Bovec — 1 night

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
On the 11th (Mon), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bovec route planner.

Getting from Bled to Bovec by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
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Slovenia travel guide

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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.
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