31 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Ljubljana
— 14 nights
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Kostanjevica na Krki
— 2 nights
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Ribnica
— 2 nights
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Maribor
— 8 nights
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Slovenj Gradec
— 1 night
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Portorož
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana — 14 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Visit Ljubljana Castle and Brežice Castle for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ljubljana Old Town and Wine Tasting Bled. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: France Preseren's Birth House - museum (in Žirovnica), Postojna (Predjama Castle, The Secret Rooms of Hotel Jama, &more) and Bled (Bled Castle, St. Martin's Parish Church, &more). Spend the 11th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Metelkova, get curious at Museum of Pharmacy and Alchemy, view the masterpieces at Gallery & Auction house SLOART, and examine the collection at The Grom Motorcycle Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Ljubljana. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kostanjevica na Krki.
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Kostanjevica na Krki — 2 nights

History buffs will likely spend much of their Kostanjevica na Krki vacation exploring the local museum, a former monastery and one of the country's finest medieval monuments.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Božidar Jakac Art Museum, examine the collection at Pleterje Open-Air Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Brestanica. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Kolpa River, then admire the masterpieces at Galerija Kambič, and then take an in-depth tour of Šokčev Dvor.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kostanjevica na Krki trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Kostanjevica na Krki takes 1.5 hours. December in Kostanjevica na Krki sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ribnica.
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Ribnica — 2 nights

On the 18th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at Terme Dolenjske Spa. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kočevje Regional Museum in Šeškov House, explore the historical opulence of Muzej Ribnica, and then examine the collection at Public Institute Ribnica Handicraft Centre.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ribnica vacation builder site.

You can drive from Kostanjevica na Krki to Ribnica in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Maribor.
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Maribor — 8 nights

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Get a sense of the local culture at Peca Underground - Tourist Mine and Museum and Vulkanija Adventure Park. You'll explore and learn at Slovenska Bistrica Castle and Ptuj Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Maribor side-trips: Lovrenc Lakes (in Zreče), Gjerkes Winery (in Rogašovci) and Velenje Museum (in Velenje). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan, do a tasting at Winery Marof, indulge in some personalized pampering at Perfect Body, and shop like a local with Lendava Castle.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Maribor journey maker website.

You can drive from Ribnica to Maribor in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Maribor are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Slovenj Gradec.
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Slovenj Gradec — 1 night

Slovenj Gradec is a town in northern Slovenia. On the 28th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Carinthian Regional Museum - Ravne na Koroškem, examine the collection at Hugo Wolf's Birth House, then admire the masterpieces at Carinthia Regional Museum - Slovenj Gradec, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Elizabeth.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Slovenj Gradec trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Maribor to Slovenj Gradec in 1.5 hours. December in Slovenj Gradec sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Portorož.
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Portorož — 3 nights

A resort town on the country's scenic Adriatic coastline, Portoroz offers many spas with all kinds of therapeutic treatments, many based on the brine and mud from the area's salt pans.
You'll explore and learn at Magical World of Shells Museum and Koper Regional Museum. Get some cultural insight at The Wine House Rondic and Vinska Fontana Marezige. Change things up with these side-trips from Portorož: Military Museum Tabor (in Lokev), Vina Povh (in Vipava) and Socerb Castle (in Črni Kal). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, see the interesting displays at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, Head underground at Škocjan Caves, and learn more about the world around you at Mediadom Pyrhani.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Portorož travel planner.

Getting from Slovenj Gradec to Portorož by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Slovenj Gradec in December; daily highs in Portorož reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive back home.
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Slovenia travel guide

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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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