12 days in Bled, Soča Valley & Solčava Itinerary

12 days in Bled, Soča Valley & Solčava Itinerary

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Bled
— 5 nights
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Tolmin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Solčava
— 3 nights
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Bled

— 5 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mostnica Gorge and Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline. Get in touch with nature at Vintgar Gorge and Bled Island. Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Krvavec (in Cerklje), Šmarjetna Mountain (in Kranj) and Bohinjsko Jezero (Savica Waterfall & Lake Bohinj). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Zgornjesavska Valley, take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, identify plant and animal life at Zelenci Nature Reserve, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bled trip maker tool.

Bilbao, Spain to Bled is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bilbao in August since evenings lows in Bled dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tolmin.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Tolmin

— 3 nights
At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Soča Valley and Virje Waterfall. Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Boka Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Tolmin: Bohinjsko Jezero (Ukanc Military Cemetery & Vogel), Source of the Soča River (in Soča) and Cerkno (Divje Babe Archaeological Park & Franja Partisan Hospital). There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, make a trip to Italian Charnel House, steep yourself in history at Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem), and admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tolmin trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Bled to Tolmin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bled in August since evenings lows in Tolmin dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Solčava.

Things to do in Tolmin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Solčava

— 3 nights
Visit Solcava to discover a region near the Austrian border where a drive down a panoramic road delivers some of the best views in Europe.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Velika Planina and Predaselj Gorge. Take a break from the city and head to Logar Valley Landscape Park and Rinka Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Solčava: Kamnik (Kamniška Bistrica Valley & Menina Planina) and Preskar Museum (in Stahovica). There's still lots to do: cruise along Solčava Panoramic Road, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Mary of the Snow, explore the fascinating underground world of Snow Cave, and make a trip to Sveti Duh.

To find out how to plan a trip to Solčava, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Tolmin to Solčava by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Solčava is slightly colder than Tolmin - with highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Solčava

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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