17 days in Slovenia Itinerary

17 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Bohinjsko Jezero
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
Drive
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Maribor
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Ljubljana
— 7 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 4 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Bohinj. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Oplen House Museum, see the interesting displays at Pocar Farm, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Divje Babe Archaeological Park.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bohinjsko Jezero trip builder tool.

New Orleans, USA to Bohinjsko Jezero is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from New Orleans to Bohinjsko Jezero, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Bohinjsko Jezero, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Maribor.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Maribor

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Let the collections at Peca Underground - Tourist Mine and Museum and Museum of Recent History Celje capture your imagination. Ptuj Castle and Ramšak Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Maribor's surroundings by going to Synagogue Lendava (in Lendava), Vulkanija Adventure Park (in Gornji Grad) and Monument to Victory (in Murska Sobota). There's lots more to do: stop by Vino Valdhuber, examine the collection at Old Vine House, and do a tasting at Ptuj Wine Cellar.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Maribor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bohinjsko Jezero to Maribor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Maribor sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the shuttle to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Maribor

Museums · Wineries · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Ljubljana

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Popular historic sites such as Bled Castle and City Museum of Ljubljana are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Galerija Mikame and The Jakopic Gallery. Step out of Ljubljana with an excursion to Nativity Museum (Muzej jaslic) in Brezje--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, examine the collection at National Museum of Contemporary History, have fun and explore at House of Illusions, and admire the masterpieces at Tiporenesansa.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana vacation planning site.

Take a shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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 Magical World of Shells Museum and Nika's Tiny House. Appreciate the collections at Military Museum Tabor and Mediadom Pyrhani. Change things up with these side-trips from Piran: Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity (in Hrastovlje), Socerb Castle (in Crni Kal) and Boris Lisjak Winery (in Dutovlje). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piran Minorite Monastery, contemplate the long history of The Rotunda of St John the Baptist, and enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Piran online day trip planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Piran in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Piran, with lows around 53°F. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Piran

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.