15 days in Slovenia & Budapest Itinerary

15 days in Slovenia & Budapest Itinerary

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 5 nights
Koper, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Budapest, Hungary
— 7 nights


Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 5 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Bled (Triglav National Park, Mala Osojnica, &more). Spend the 15th (Fri) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, stop by Ljubljana Old Town, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZOO Ljubljana, and explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ljubljana is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Ljubljana due to the time zone difference. In October, Ljubljana is much colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Koper.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

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Koper, Slovenia

— 2 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): Head underground at Škocjan Caves and then step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle. On your second day here, experience rural life at Fonda Fish Farm, then see the interesting displays at Magical World of Shells Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at Fish Spa Piran.

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Getting from Ljubljana to Koper by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in October: high temperatures in Koper hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Koper

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Spas

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Budapest, Hungary

— 7 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Segway King. Get out of town with these interesting Budapest side-trips: Eger (Gardonyi Geza Emlekmuzeum, Eger Castle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, test the waters at a local thermal spa, appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip planner.

Drive from Koper to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Koper in October, things will get a bit cooler in Budapest: highs are around 19°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

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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.