2 week itinerary in Slovenia 2010
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Mar 12, 2010 3:28 PM Last Post By: jht2810
Jan 5, 2010 10:37 AM
2 week itinerary in Slovenia 2010Hi
We're a couple traveling in Slovenia (and maybe a little of Croatia) for two weeks in August 2010. Can anyone suggest a good itinerary? We would rather miss out on Croatia than the best sights /activities of Slovenia. Would love a mixture of activities, culture and hiking (not too strenuous), and maybe some time to chill out. We will have a car but are on quite a tight budget!
Jan 6, 2010 7:39 AM
1I visited Slovenia for 10 days with a friend and our 6 kids (between us)
Entered from Klagenfurst, stayed in the mountains in Sentanel at the Marin Miuler farm, then headed along the river and to Bled via Ljubljana, spent a few days there then further south towards the Croatian border, crossing for a short period at the remote Babno Polje and saw a few castles. Then over to the caves, Skocjan and Postojna, back via Skofja Loka (beautiful old city astride a river, amazing castle museum).
We found people very friendly and helpful. As we had own trasnport we were able to stay in gostisce in the middle of nowhere. You'll often hear it claimed that English is widely spoken in Slovenia. While that might be true in Bled and Ljubljana, elsewhere you'll need a Slovene phrase book.
Jan 7, 2010 9:50 AM
2I stayed in Slovenia for a month last year and one of my favourite places was Piran. Its a little coastal town about an hours drive from ljubljana, such a beautiful place. It can get quite busy at times with tourists as its only a 10 mins drive from Porto Roz which is a typical beach, bars, restaurant type place which could probably be anywhere, saying that though I had great time there.
Anyway, I wouldnt miss out Piran while your there. You can do day trips by boat to Croatia from Piran that are not too expensive, also day trips to Venice.
Jan 8, 2010 2:56 AM
I suggest you to check this site: www.yuhey-slovenia.com
You can get some ideas.
Jan 16, 2010 2:34 PM
4Thank you so much for all your suggestions. We are really enjoying planning our trip, and our 'things to see' list is growing! If anybody can suggest good places to stay in Ljubljana, campsites around Slovenia, good water sports companies and a good place to go horse riding we would love to get more opinions. Thanks again for all the advice; we will definitely be heading to Piran and will be taking a trusty phrase book too ;)
Jan 16, 2010 10:59 PM
5Whatever you do - don't miss out on Lake Bled - it is simply spellbinding! You will never have seen water so blue and clear.
Ljubljana is gorgeous and well worth at least 48 hours if you can spare it.
Jan 28, 2010 1:59 AM
Slovenia is a small but very beautiful country. There are many interesting places that you coud visit. Ljubljana, Bled, Bohinj areall very interesting, but i vould still invite you to come to the Eastern part of Slovenia. Maribor my home town is the second biggest town in Slovenia. It has a lot to offer. We have the oldest vine in the world, some great arcitecture and sights taht you have to see. Maribor is souranded with wine growing hills and a lot of tourist farms where you can taste some great vine and traditional food. If you like hiking you can go to Pohorje, Piramida, Kalvarija, Urban. This are the hills around Maribor. Pohorje is a great place for nature lovers. There are moors with lakes, precious animal species and other interesting things to see.You can also do some horse riding there. For More information see the web page http://www.maribor-pohorje.si/.
Ptuj is also an interesting little historicall town you could visit. And it is not far from Maribor
For more information on Slovenia visit http://www.slovenia.info/.
Enjoy your stay in Slovenia!
Edited by: tanjasmb
Jan 28, 2010 9:49 AM
7For sports activities is good place Bovec in NW (rafting, canyonig, hiking...), Soca and Sava rivers are magical and also are mountains. Don't miss canyons around lake Bled (blejski vintgar) and lake Bohinj (korita mostnice).
You can also visit Karst (Stanjel, caves...) for nature, culture, red vine, scenery.
Jeruzalem (Ljutomersko ormoske gorice) in east is a must, great scenery, exellent white wine and food, wellness, nicest people in the world :). a lot of wine partys in this part in august (and more in autumn).
ljubljana center will be full with turist in august, a lot of koncerts, festivals every where, locals will attend trnfest (every day free music.. festival in trnovo-part of ljubljana).
If you go to coast in Piran, visit also Izola and Koper, nice old towns and hills around are very interesting.
There are a lot of kamps on the way. You can also find budget places using www, small private appartments usually have their homepages. just tipe the name of town.
It is a small country, you can drive in few hours, but there are so many things to do and see. all of this places are also good to chill out, just take your time by exellent food and drink.
Feb 14, 2010 6:22 AM
8I really recommend Bohinj and Bled, especially if you're into nature, swimming, hiking, lovely views, etc. Lake Bohinj http://www.world66.com/europe/slovenia/lakebohinj/lib/gallery has really clear water, the views are superb and it doesn't get as crowded as Bled in summer.
However, Bled has a beautiful castle above the lake, which is a must see also http://www.bled.si/en/default.asp?id=293
I also recommend Kranjska Gora and the surrounding sights (waterfall Pericnik, etc.)
You can spend 2 days in Ljubljana. There isn't so much to see, but you can enjoy in numerous bars along the river (especially in the evening) and the atmosphere in the old part of the city is amazing. In Ljubljana I highly recommend hostel Celica (if you're into hostels). It's a former prison and it's very popular, so be sure to book in advance. http://www.hostelcelica.com/en/index.html
If you're into caves, visit Postojna caves and Skocjan caves, both are worth seeing! If you go to Postojna caves, there is a stunning Predjama castle not far away.
As for the Slovenian coast-Piran is definetly worth going to, Koper and Portorož as well. The beaches aren't as beautiful as they are in Croatia, but it's worth to take a swim.
Also consider going to Bovec http://www.bovec.net/core.php?pageid=znamenitosti&setlan=2 if you like mountains, rivers, nature and visit the war museum in Kobarid if you're interested in history.
There are so many wonderful places to see, but I think 2 weeks is enough to see everything, especially if you have a car. A good tourist guide and some research on the Internet and you'll be fine :)
Mar 12, 2010 3:28 PM
9A big thank you to everyones suggestions, hugely appreciated. We have chosen about five areas to explore and chosen most of the campsites. However we are still looking for a good campsite in the Piran area, any suggestions would be fantastic! We are very excited, decided to fly and booking the flights this weekend! (Which means hiring the car for just half the holiday, so any advice on the public transport...)
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