38 days in Slovenia Itinerary

38 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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38 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  27​h
1
Ljubljana
— 10 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Lendava
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
3
Ljutomer
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Murska Sobota
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Maribor
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Kranjska Gora
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Kobarid
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Koper
— 3 nights
10
Ptuj
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
11
Cerkvenjak
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: Sydney

10
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Family-friendly places like ZOO Ljubljana and Museum of Illusions will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Postojna Caves in Postojna (about 44 minutes away). Dedicate the 4th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Minicity Ljubljana, get curious at Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies / Ksevt, snap pictures at Tromostovje, and explore the engaging exhibits at House of Experiments - Hisa eksperimentov.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Ljubljana is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. 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. September in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lendava.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Postojna Caves
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Postojna Caves ©
Postojna Caves
Minicity Ljubljana ©
Minicity Ljubljana
ZOO Ljubljana ©
ZOO Ljubljana

1
day
Lendava

Lendava ©
Lendava is a town and a municipality in Slovenia in the region of Prekmurje. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Synagogue Lendava, then view the masterpieces at Lendava Castle, and then take in panoramic vistas at Vinarium Tower.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lendava trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Ljubljana to Lendava in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Ljutomer.

Things to do in Lendava

Museums Shopping
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Lendava Castle ©
Lendava Castle
Synagogue Lendava ©
Synagogue Lendava

1
night
Ljutomer

Ljutomer ©
Ljutomer is a town in northeastern Slovenia, some 40 km east of Maribor. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Krapje Beekeeping Museum, contemplate the long history of Schiffsmuhle an der Mur, do a tasting at Wineries & Vineyards, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jeruzalem Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist’s Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ljutomer itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lendava to Ljutomer takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Murska Sobota.

Things to do in Ljutomer

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Schiffsmuhle an der Mur, Jeruzalem Church
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Jeruzalem Church ©
Jeruzalem Church
Wine Tours & Tastings
St. John the Baptist’s Church ©
St. John the Baptist’s Church

1
night
Murska Sobota

Murska Sobota ©
Murska Sobota is a city in northeastern Slovenia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Grad Murska Sobota, don't miss a visit to Galerija Murska Sobota, make a trip to Culture Square, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Garden Slovenia, then examine the collection at Murska Sobota Castle, and finally appreciate the history behind Murska Sobota - Monument to Victims of War.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Murska Sobota trip builder .

Murska Sobota is just a short distance from Ljutomer. In September in Murska Sobota, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Maribor.

Things to do in Murska Sobota

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Murska Sobota Castle ©
Murska Sobota Castle
Murska Sobota Castle ©
Murska Sobota Castle
Galerija Murska Sobota ©
Galerija Murska Sobota

5
nights
Maribor

Maribor ©
Maribor is the second-largest city in Slovenia with about 95,500 inhabitants in 2016. Bring the kids along to Velenje beach and Thermal Park Aquluna. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maribor: Green Gold Beer Fountain (in Zalec), Spas (in Podcetrtek) and Celje (Celje Castle, Lake Šmartno, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden of University of Maribor, ponder the world of politics at Rotovz Town Hall, walk around Three Ponds, and take in the dramatic natural features at Piramida (Pyramid Hill).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Maribor vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Murska Sobota to Maribor by car takes about an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Maribor can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Maribor

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Celje, Podcetrtek, The Parish Church of the Assumption of Mary, Velenje beach, Green Gold Beer Fountain
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Zorb EKOPOOL Celje ©
Zorb EKOPOOL Celje
Room Escape Games
Piramida (Pyramid Hill) ©
Piramida (Pyramid Hill)

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.
Family-friendly places like Golden Horn Fairyland and Naravno Kopalisce Lajst will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bohinjsko Jezero: Franja Partisan Hospital (in Cerkno) and Idrija Municipal Museum (in Idrija). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, stroll the grounds of Vojasko Pokopalisce Ukanc, pause for some photo ops at Monument To Four Courageous Men, and take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Savica.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bohinjsko Jezero tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Bohinjsko Jezero takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Maribor in September: highs in Bohinjsko Jezero hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Naravno Kopalisce Lajst, Franja Partisan Hospital, Triglav, Idrija Municipal Museum, Church of St John the Baptist
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Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Vogel Ski Center ©
Vogel Ski Center
Waterfall Savica ©
Waterfall Savica

3
nights
Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora ©
Kranjska Gora is a town in northwestern Slovenia, on the Sava Dolinka River in the Upper Carniola region, close to the Austrian and Italian borders. Kids will appreciate attractions like Aqua Larix and Intersport Bernik. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps, take in the dramatic scenery at Nadiza, head outdoors with Ski School Kekec - Day Adventures, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Kranjska Gora Bike Park.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kranjska Gora online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Bohinjsko Jezero to Kranjska Gora by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kranjska Gora can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kobarid.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

The Martuljek waterfalls, Wasserfall Pericnik
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Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps ©
Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps
Intersport Bernik ©
Intersport Bernik
Aqua Larix ©
Aqua Larix

3
nights
Kobarid

Kobarid is a settlement in Slovenia, the administrative centre of the Municipality of Kobarid.Kobarid is known for the 1917 Battle of Caporetto, where the Italian retreat was documented by Ernest Hemingway in his novel A Farewell to Arms. Go for a jaunt from Kobarid to Bovec to see Virje Waterfall about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Boka Waterfall, get outside with Isonzo, and take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kobarid tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Kranjska Gora to Kobarid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Koper.

Things to do in Kobarid

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bovec, Tolmin Gorge
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River Rafting & Tubing
Isonzo ©
Isonzo
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Magical World of Shells Museum and Zusterna Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Predjama Castle in Postojna (about 54 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Skocjan Caves, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, kick back and relax at Portoroz Beach, and don't miss a visit to Piran Town Walls.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Koper trip planner.

You can drive from Kobarid to Koper in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, Koper is a bit warmer than Kobarid - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Ptuj.

Things to do in Koper

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Piran, Skocjan Caves, Predjama Castle, Portoroz Beach
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Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves
Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum
Portoroz Beach ©
Portoroz Beach

3
nights
Ptuj

Ptuj ©
Ptuj is a town in northeastern Slovenia that is the seat of the Municipality of Ptuj. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Planetarium in Sfericni Kino Astroport 360 and Na Jasi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ptuj: Koca Pri Carovnici (in Podcetrtek), Brežice Castle (in Brezice) and Castles (in Catez ob Savi). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Presernova street, pause for some photo ops at Sveti Florijan Statue, take in panoramic vistas at Ptuj City Tower, and examine the collection at Rogatec Open Air Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ptuj trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Koper to Ptuj takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Koper in October, expect Ptuj to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cerkvenjak.

Things to do in Ptuj

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Brezice, Catez ob Savi, Church of Sv. Roka, Ana's Mansion, Rogatec Open Air Museum
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Terme Ptuj ©
Terme Ptuj
Basilika Mariahilf ©
Basilika Mariahilf

2
nights
Cerkvenjak

Cerkvenjak ©
Cerkvenjak is a settlement in the Municipality of Cerkvenjak in northeastern Slovenia. On the 5th (Sat), meet the residents at Sikalu ZOO.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Cerkvenjak online holiday planner .

Cerkvenjak is just a short distance from Ptuj. In October, daytime highs in Cerkvenjak are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cerkvenjak

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sikalu ZOO
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Farm Firbas ©
Farm Firbas

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