12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Vintgar Gorge and Vogel. Kids will enjoy Parasailing & Paragliding and Bled Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Bled: Bohinjsko Jezero (Church of St John the Baptist, Lake Bohinj, &more). The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the striking features of Bled Island, and play a few rounds at Royal Bled Golf Course.

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San Francisco, USA to Bled is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Bled. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bled, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Portorož.
Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Adventure
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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.
On the 16th (Sun), make a trip to Tartini Square, get a new perspective on nature at Mediadom Pyrhani, take in the exciting artwork at Nika's Tiny House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krstilnica sv.Janeza Krstnika, and finally see the interesting displays at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, then kick back and relax at Strunjan Nature Reserve, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Getting from Bled to Portorož by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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) to allow enough time to drive to Postojna.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Beaches
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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), explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, Head underground at Postojna Cave, then stop by Guštarna, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Planina Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): 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 explore the fascinating underground world of Cross Cave.

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You can drive from Portorož to Postojna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Portorož in July; daily highs in Postojna reach 81°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow 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 Old Town and Ljubljana Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Family-friendly places like Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Logar Valley Landscape Park in Solčava (about 1h 5 min away). Spend the 22nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: snap pictures at Triple Bridge and explore the activities along Ljubljanica River.

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Drive from Postojna to Ljubljana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
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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.