11 days in Ljubljana, Portorož-Piran & Slovenian Istria & Bled Itinerary

11 days in Ljubljana, Portorož-Piran & Slovenian Istria & Bled Itinerary

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Ljubljana
— 3 nights
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Portorož
— 3 nights
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Bled
— 4 nights
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Ljubljana

— 3 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Postojna (Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle, &more). Spend the 10th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: visit Ljubljana Old Town, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana road trip planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ljubljana is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. September in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Portorož.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Portorož

— 3 nights
A resort town on the country's scenic Adriatic coastline, Portoroz offers many spas with all kinds of therapeutic treatments, many based on the brine and mud from the area's salt pans.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portorož: Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Vipava). The adventure continues: make a trip to Tartini Square, see the interesting displays at Izolana - House of the Sea, experience rural life at Fonda Fish Farm, and get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Portorož driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Portorož takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ljubljana in September, with highs in Portorož at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Portorož

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wineries

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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.
Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Bovec (Soča Valley & Zipline), Ajdovska Deklica (in Kranjska Gora) and Bohinjsko Jezero (Vogel & Lake Bohinj). Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Vintgar Gorge, step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bled trip maker site.

Drive from Portorož to Bled in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Portorož in September, expect Bled to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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