12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Bled — 2 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vogel (in Bohinjsko Jezero) and Church of St. Nicholas (in Spodnja Sorica). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at Wine Tasting Bled, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, pedal to the sights with Bike Tours, and head off the coast to Bled Island.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bled trip maker.

Zurich, Switzerland to Bled is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bled, with lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kranjska Gora.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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Kranjska Gora — 2 nights

A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Ajdovska Deklica, make a trip to Prisank Mountain Window, then hit the slopes at Smučarska Šola ASK Kranjska Gora, and finally get great views at Three Country Border. On your second day here, glide through natural beauty at Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline, then take a memorable drive along Mangart Saddle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Vršič Pass, and finally make a trip to The Russian Chapel.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Kranjska Gora day trip website.

You can drive from Bled to Kranjska Gora in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kobarid.
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Kobarid — 1 night

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty River Brewing, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Ravelnik Open Air Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kobarid online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kranjska Gora to Kobarid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Kobarid, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Piran.
Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature
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Piran — 2 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, experience rural life at Fonda Fish Farm, then Head underground at Škocjan Caves, and finally admire the striking features of Taverna Koper. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Sodna palaca, then let little ones run wild at Lisjak - Premium extra virgin olive oil from Slovenian Istria, and finally expand your horizons at Histria Botanica.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Piran online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kobarid to Piran takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, Piran is a bit warmer than Kobarid - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Maribor.
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Maribor — 1 night

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 26th (Thu): learn the secrets of beer at Tasting Maribor, don't miss a visit to The Leon Stukelj Square, then hit the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, then relax and rejuvenate at Perfect Body, and finally stop by Vino Valdhuber.

To find out how to plan a trip to Maribor, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Piran to Maribor in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, Maribor is little chillier than Piran - with highs of 5°C and lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a shuttle to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana — 3 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Alley of Famous Loka People (in Škofja Loka) and Postojna (Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle). Next up on the itinerary: visit Ljubljana Old Town, take in the views from Triple Bridge, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and look for gifts at Old Town Souvenirs.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Ljubljana online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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Slovenia travel guide

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.