15 days in Slovenia Itinerary

15 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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15 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
2
Maribor
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Kranjska Gora
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Kobarid
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Piran
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20 h 45 min
End: New York City

3
nights
Ljubljana

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get some historical perspective at Radovljica Old Town and Bled Castle. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Bled Island will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Bled (Mala Osojnica & Vintgar Gorge), WoodWay (in Radovljica) and Predjama Castle (in Postojna). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev), admire the striking features of Tollhouse (Mitnicarska hisa), wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, and make a trip to Preseren Square.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip planner.

New York City, USA to Ljubljana is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Ljubljana is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ljubljana, with lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Maribor.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bled, Radovljica, Predjama Castle, Vintgar Gorge, Tollhouse (Mitnicarska hisa)
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Radovljica Old Town ©
Radovljica Old Town
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle, then examine the collection at Ptuj Castle (Ptujski Grad), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Minorite Monastery and St Peter and St Paul church. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Presernova street, take in the dramatic natural features at Piramida (Pyramid Hill), then see the interesting displays at Old Vine House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maribor Cathedral (Church of St John the Baptist), and finally make a trip to Slomskov Trg.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Maribor itinerary app .

You can take a shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Maribor can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ptuj, Celje Castle, Spas
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Celje Castle ©
Celje Castle
Spas
Ptuj Castle ©
Ptuj Castle

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.
On the 8th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Savica, pause for some serene contemplation at Succursal Church Of The Holy Spirit By The Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bohinjsko Jezero trip planner .

You can drive from Maribor to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Maribor in April, expect nights in Bohinjsko Jezero to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are slightly colder, around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Kranjska Gora.

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

2
nights
Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora ©
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
On the 9th (Thu), make a trip to Tromeja -Triple border, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at The North face of Triglav, then take in the dramatic scenery at Peričnik Waterfall, then identify plant and animal life at Zelenci Nature Reserve, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jasna.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kranjska Gora trip planner .

Getting from Bohinjsko Jezero to Kranjska Gora by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in April, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kobarid.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Peričnik Waterfall, River Rafting & Tubing
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Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps ©
Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps
River Rafting & Tubing
Peričnik Waterfall ©
Peričnik Waterfall

1
night
Kobarid

Kobarid ©
At the very heart of picturesque Soca Valley, Kobarid delivers some of the most stunning views of Slovenia's highest peaks, as well as a chance to enjoy some exciting alpine rivers.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Soca Valley, then explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge, then see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfalls.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kobarid day trip tool .

You can drive from Kranjska Gora to Kobarid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kobarid are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Piran.

Things to do in Kobarid

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Soča Valley, Tolmin Gorge
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Soča Valley ©
Soča Valley
Kozjak Waterfalls ©
Kozjak Waterfalls
Tolmin Gorge ©
Tolmin Gorge

4
nights
Piran

Piran
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity and Magical World of Shells Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Sabotin. Venture out of the city with trips to Skocjan Caves (in Skocjan) and Lepa Vida Boutique Winery (in Sempas). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. George, don't miss a visit to Piran Town Walls, take a leisurely stroll along Port Piran, and admire the landmark architecture of Piazza Tito.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Piran journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kobarid to Piran takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kobarid in April, things will get a bit warmer in Piran: highs are around 65°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Koper, Nova Gorica, Škocjan Caves, Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity
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Church of St. George
Church of St. George
Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum
Škocjan Caves ©
Škocjan Caves

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