30 days in Slovenia Itinerary

30 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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30 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  32​h
1
Koper
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ljubljana
— 7 nights
shuttle:  1​h 30​min
3
Maribor
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Nova Gorica
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Bovec
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + train + Fly:  30​h
End: Sydney

5
nights
Koper

Koper ©
Koper is a city in southwestern Slovenia, with the other Slovenian coastal towns Ankaran, Izola, Piran, and Portorož, situated along the country's 47-kilometre coastline, in the Istrian Region, approximately five kilometres from its border with Italy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koper: Predjama Castle (in Postojna) and Lipica Stud Farm (in Lipica). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Skocjan Caves, don't miss a visit to Piran Town Walls, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Histria Botanica, and see the interesting displays at Magical World of Shells Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Koper trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Koper is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Koper

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Piran, Skocjan Caves, Portoroz Beach, Park Pietro Coppo, Predjama Castle
Find places to stay May 20 — 25:
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Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg) ©
Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg)

7
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Ljubljana is known for historic sites, fun & games, nightlife, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Ljubljanski Grad, take in the views from Tromostovje, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the waterfront views at River Ljubljanica Kanal.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ljubljana trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Koper to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Koper in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Ljubljana, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the shuttle to Maribor.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tollhouse (Mitnicarska hisa)
Find places to stay May 25 — Jun 1:
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Ljubljana Castle ©
Ljubljana Castle
Food Tours

4
nights
Maribor

Maribor ©
Maribor is the second-largest city in Slovenia with about 95,500 inhabitants in 2016. Get out of town with these interesting Maribor side-trips: Church of Sv. Roka (in Smarje Pri Jelsah), Ptuj (Ptuj Castle (Ptujski Grad) & Basilika Mariahilf) and Spas (in Podcetrtek). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden of University of Maribor, do a tasting at Ramsak Winery, see the interesting displays at Mine Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Piramida (Pyramid Hill).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Maribor itinerary maker tool .

You can take a shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Maribor sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ptuj, Bogojina Church of the Ascension, Jeruzalem Church, Mine Museum, Celje Castle
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:
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Celje Castle ©
Celje Castle
Jeruzalem Church ©
Jeruzalem Church
Basilika Mariahilf ©
Basilika Mariahilf

3
nights
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.
Bohinjsko Jezero is known for nature, winter sports, adventure, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, pause for some serene contemplation at Succursal Church Of The Holy Spirit By The Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triglav, and get a taste of local nightlife at Bohinj Bowling.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bohinjsko Jezero travel planning tool .

Getting from Maribor to Bohinjsko Jezero by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. While traveling from Maribor, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bohinjsko Jezero, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Church of St John the Baptist, Bohinj Bowling, Triglav
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:
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Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Vogel Ski Center ©
Vogel Ski Center
Waterfall Savica ©
Waterfall Savica

3
nights
Nova Gorica

Nova Gorica ©
Nova Gorica is a town and a municipality in western Slovenia, on the border with Italy. Change things up with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Vipava (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Isonzo, look for all kinds of wild species at Sabotin, learn about winemaking at Bjana, and make a trip to Smartno.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nova Gorica online road trip planner .

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Nova Gorica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, Nova Gorica is a bit warmer than Bohinjsko Jezero - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Bovec.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Breweries & Distilleries Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Ferrari Garden, Bjana, Isonzo, Smartno
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:
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Isonzo ©
Isonzo
Magma X ©
Magma X
Lepa Vida Boutique Winery ©
Lepa Vida Boutique Winery

4
nights
Bovec

Bovec ©
Bovec is a town in the Littoral region in northwestern Slovenia, close to border with Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Bovec: Tolmin (Tolmin Gorge & Javorca, Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit) and Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) (in Volce). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Virje Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Slap Kozjak, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bovec trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Nova Gorica to Bovec takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nova Gorica in June, with highs in Bovec at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bovec

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Kobarid, Tolmin, Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery, Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem)
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:
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Soca Valley ©
Soca Valley
Zipline
Slap Kozjak ©
Slap Kozjak

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