6 days in Slovenia Itinerary
Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Mon, Sep 12 - Sat, Sep 17
Ljubljana — 3 nights
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 Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Franciscan Church of the Annunciation are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Cankarjevo Nabrežje and House of Illusions. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Bled (St. Martin's Parish Church, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more), Church of St. Oswald (in Spodnje Gorje) and Old Town Centre of Radovljica (in Radovljica). Spend the 13th (Tue) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Contemporary History, explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Union Experience, and admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip planning app.
Milan, Italy to Ljubljana is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Milan in September: high temperatures in Ljubljana hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Piran.
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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.Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): kick back and relax at Strunjan Nature Reserve, relax in the rural setting at Fonda Fish Farm, view the masterpieces at Duka Gallery, get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum, then make a trip to Tartini Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Koper City Beach, admire the striking features of Praetorian Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, contemplate the long history of Muda Gate, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Portorož Beach, and finally make a trip to Walls of Piran.
To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Piran day trip planning tool.
Drive from Ljubljana to Piran in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in September, expect Piran to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.
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Slovenia travel guide
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.