12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Bled
— 2 nights
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Portorož
— 2 nights
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Postojna
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana
— 3 nights
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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.
Visit Bled Castle and Church of St John the Baptist for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Bled Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bled: Bohinjsko Jezero (Lake Bohinj, Savica Waterfall, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Vintgar Gorge, tee off at Royal Bled Golf Course, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bled itinerary builder site.

San Francisco, USA to Bled is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Bled are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Portorož.
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Portorož — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, learn more about the world around you at Mediadom Pyrhani, view the masterpieces at Nika's Tiny House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krstilnica sv.Janeza Krstnika, and finally examine the collection at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, then pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, then walk around Strunjan Nature Reserve, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Portorož vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Bled to Portorož takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bled in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Portorož, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Postojna.
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Postojna — 2 nights

With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
On the 18th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, then Head underground at Postojna Cave, then stop by Guštarna, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Planina Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Avgust Cernigoj Gallery, then tour the stables at Lipica Stud Farm, then explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, and finally Head underground at Cross Cave.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Postojna vacation app.

Drive from Portorož to Postojna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Postojna is slightly colder than Portorož - with highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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.
Ljubljana Castle and Cathedral of St. Nicholas will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Logar Valley Landscape Park. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Ljubljana Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take in the views from Triple Bridge.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana road trip website.

You can drive from Postojna to Ljubljana in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Slovenia travel guide

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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.
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