11 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Bled
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— 3 nights
— 1 night


Bled — 4 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Attractions like Zipline and Triglav National Park make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bled: Soča Valley (in Bovec), Church of St. Nicholas (in Spodnja Sorica) and Bohinjsko Jezero (Vogel & Lake Bohinj). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Vintgar Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Vršič Pass, step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mostnica Gorge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bled trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Bled is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Milan in September, with highs in Bled at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow 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 8th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, relax in the rural setting at Fonda Fish Farm, then explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, and finally make a trip to Taverna Koper. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Tartini Square, get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Benečanka Venetian House, then don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Piran vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Piran takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bled in September; daily highs in Piran reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Ljubljana.
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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.
Kids will enjoy Ljubljana Old Town and Food Tours. Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Postojna (Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle). There's much more to do: make a trip to Ljubljana Castle, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, get in on the family fun at Escape Room Enigmarium, and stroll around Tivoli Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana online trip maker.

You can drive from Piran to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Piran in September, expect Ljubljana to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Velenje.
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Velenje — 1 night

With its lakes and well-maintained grassy beaches, Velenje will satisfy every tourist eager to relax or take a swim during summer months.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): examine the collection at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan, then stroll around City Park, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Recent History Celje.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Velenje travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Velenje in 1.5 hours. September in Velenje sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.
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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.