11 days in Ljubljana, Bled & Piran Itinerary

11 days in Ljubljana, Bled & Piran Itinerary

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 5 nights
Train
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Bled
— 2 nights
Bus
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Piran
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana

— 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 Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park (in Rakek), Postojna (Karst Museum & Predjama Castle) and Škofja Loka (Škofja Loka Castle, Capuchin Bridge, &more). Spend the 15th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, and make a trip to Ljubljana Castle.

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Norfolk, USA to Ljubljana is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Norfolk to Ljubljana, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Norfolk in October: high temperatures in Ljubljana hover around 60°F and lows are around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Bled

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 18th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Triglav National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Vintgar Gorge, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, then head off the coast to Bled Island, and finally get great views at Mala Osojnica.

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Drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Bled are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Škocjan Caves in Škocjan (about 44 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Tartini Square, take in the waterfront at Port Piran, engage your brain at Magical World of Shells Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Taverna Koper.

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You can drive from Bled to Piran in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bled in October, expect Piran to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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