21 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Venice, Shuttle to Portorož
— 3 nights
Nova Gorica
— 4 nights
— 3 nights
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 2 nights
— 8 nights


Portorož — 3 nights

Step out of Portorož with an excursion to Škocjan Caves in Škocjan--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, examine the collection at Koper Regional Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Nika's Tiny House, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Portorož driving holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Portorož is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Portorož is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Portorož when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Nova Gorica.
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Nova Gorica — 4 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Winery Tilia Estate (in Dobravlje), Boris Lisjak Winery (in Dutovlje) and Vipava (Vipava River Spring & Vina Povh). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, make a trip to Šmartno, sample the tasty concoctions at Reservoir Dogs brewery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ferrari Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nova Gorica tour itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Portorož to Nova Gorica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bovec.
Wineries · Parks · Tours · Nature
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Bovec — 3 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bovec: Kranjska Gora (Vršič Pass & Nadiza) and Planica Valley (in Rateče). There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the activities along Source of the Soča River, see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, and explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bovec visit planner.

You can drive from Nova Gorica to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nova Gorica in August, expect Bovec to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.
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Bohinjsko Jezero — 2 nights

On the 31st (Thu), shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mostnica Gorge, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Vogel, take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall, and then trek along Prsivec.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Bohinjsko Jezero day trip site.

You can drive from Bovec to Bohinjsko Jezero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana — 8 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Bled (Zipline, Bled Castle, &more), Zgornje Gorje (Church of St. Nicholas & Vintgar Gorge) and Nativity Museum (Muzej jaslic) (in Brezje). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, take in the views from Triple Bridge, and find something for the whole family at Escape Room Enigmarium.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana driving holiday website.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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.