11 days in Ljubljana, Bled & Piran Itinerary

11 days in Ljubljana, Bled & Piran Itinerary

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Ljubljana
— 4 nights
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Bled
— 4 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 2 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Manchester

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Ljubljana — 4 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get outdoors at Postojna Cave and Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Ljubljana, make a side trip to see Predjama Castle in Postojna, approximately Postojna away. There's much more to do: visit Ljubljana Old Town, take in the views from Dragon Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, and explore the activities along Ljubljanica River.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ljubljana online visit planner.

Manchester, UK to Ljubljana is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Manchester to Ljubljana, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manchester in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ljubljana: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bled.
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Bled — 4 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Get outdoors at Vintgar Gorge and Mala Osojnica. Venture out of the city with trips to Ajdovska Deklica (in Kranjska Gora), Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana) and Bovec (Zipline & Soča Valley). Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, awaken your taste buds at Wine Tasting Bled, and take in the awesome beauty at Viševnik.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bled trip site.

Getting from Ljubljana to Bled by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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.
On the 22nd (Sun), kick back and relax at Svetilnik Beach, then Head underground at Škocjan Caves, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Strunjan Nature Reserve, then make a trip to Walls of Piran, and finally see the interesting displays at Izolana - House of the Sea.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Piran online attractions planner.

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 May, Piran is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.
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