From Slovenia to England in 14 days: history, beaches and the Alps
Posted on 03/11/2018 by Tom Lanauze
What better way to spend 2 weeks away from the office than on a road trip taking in a fine mix of culture, heritage, natural wonders and of course, sampling some of the worlds best food and drink regions! After picking up in Slovenia, visit sites covering 5 countries as you explore your way through some of the best cities and provinces in the world. Take as little or as long at each stop along the way. The below route is meant to just highlight some of the amazing places you can visit along the way.
Day 1: Ljubljana – Novo Mesto – Lake Bled
Pick up your brand new motorhome from the Adria Factory in Novo Mesto, a short drive from Slovenia’s amazing Capital of Ljubljana. After Pick up, head west to Lake Bled.
- 1.5 hours driving
- Overnight Lake Bled
- Why not fly in the night before and explore the fantastic city of Ljubljana?
Day 2: Lake Bled - Venice
Time to say goodbye to lovely Slovenia, next stop Italy and Venice! There is a great place for motorhome parking right near the ferry terminal at Venezia Tronchetto in Venice. Get a 24-hour ferry ticket and camp here in your motorhome or park it up for a day and stay in a hotel in central Venice.
- 2.5 hours driving Time
- Overnight Venice
- why not stop in and explore Predjama Castle on the way?
Day 3: Venice - Florence
Wave Venice goodbye but keep the smile on your face as your next stop is Florence! This is one of Spaceships favourite cities and for good reason. It is large enough to keep you busy but small enough to walk around and navigate easily. From the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore to the Ponte Vecchio and of course the original home of THAT David, there is so much to see and do that you won’t want to leave!
- Drive Time 3 hours
- Overnight Florence
Day 4: Florence – Pisa – Cinque Terre
A short drive for Florence is Pisa and the leaning tower that is well worth a visit, as who knows how long it will keep on leaning for! Then, head on down to Cinque Terre – one of the most beautiful coastal areas in the world.
- Drive time 3 hours
- Overnight Cinque Terre
Day 5: Explore Cinque Terre
From the sandy beaches of Monterosso to the hikes of Vernazza and Corniglia through vineyards and forests, spend a full day exploring this gem of the Mediterranean coast.
alternatively, spend more time in Florence and/or Venice
Day 6: Cinque Terre - Milan
Today we keep heading north and take lunch in Genoa, a lovely coastal town on the side of the Med before heading off to Milan – a city that needs no introduction.
- Drive Time3 hours
- Overnight Milan
Day 7: Milan – Lake Como
Today we start to climb and head to one of the most beautiful Lakes in the world - Lake Como. Overnight beside the lake and enjoy the sunset over the water while you tuck into your last Pizza or Pasta in Itlay. Tomorrow, it’s time for the Swiss Alps
- Drive time 2 hours
- Overnight Lake Como
- take a visit to the equally stunning Lake Garda
Day 8: Lake Como -Interlaken
Today you get to head to the Swiss Alps! This is one of the most picturesque drives in the world as you end the day in the adventure capital of Switzerland – Interlaken. Here you can find some of the best hikes in the world along with Sky Diving, Skiing and an ample amount of restaurants and bars.
- Drive time 3.5 hours
- Overnight Interlaken
Day 9: Explore Interlaken
We recommend the Schynige Platte hike that can be done in a day offering fantastic views of the lakes and Alps
Day 10: Interlaken - Bern - Lyon
Today we head away from Interlaken and stop off at Bern, Switzerland’s Capital for Lunch, one of our favourite cities of Central Europe, it has an old town not to be missed. Explore Bern before heading on your way to France and Lyon
- Drive time 4 hours
- Overnight Lyon
Day 11: Lyon - Auxerre/Beaune/Dijon
Explore Lyon in the morning before heading through Central France where there are numerous places you can stop off on the way to Paris in the heart of wine and cheese country. We recommend Beaune, known for its wine cellar tours and a fantastic mix of new and old French Culture.
- Drive time 4 hours
- Overnight Beaune
- Swap drivers and make it one leg to Paris to give you an extra day in the city of love!
Day 12: Beaune - Paris
Paris is a place that you can lose yourself in no matter what your hobbies or interest. We recommend staying at Camping De Paris, a great campsite on the edge of the Seine offering a shuttle bus into the local Metro at Porte Maillot. Camping De Paris is also just 45 minutes from Disneyland!
- Drive Time 3 hours
- Overnight Paris
Day 13: Explore Paris
- Download the Paris Metro App and plan your route
- jump on an open top, hop on hop off bus.
- why not visit Disneyland or the Palace of Versailles?
Day 14: Paris - UK
On your final day, take a leisurely drive back to Calais to catch your ferry. There are plenty of stops to make along the way before catching your ferry.
- Drive time 5 hours with a ferry break in the middle
- Stop off at a castle right out of a fairy tale at Château de Pierrefonds
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