12 days in Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia holiday planner
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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Bled
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Bled
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
Drive
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Bohinjska Bistrica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koper
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Piran
— 1 night
Drive
6
Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Frankfurt

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Diving Bled and Ojstrica. Visiting Pokljuka Gorge and Zelenci Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Bled to Kranjska Gora to see Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at France Preseren's Birth House - museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. George, walk around Castle Swimming Area, and tee off at Royal Bled Golf Course.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bled online trip planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Bled is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Bled sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.
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Bohinjsko Jezero — 1 night

The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
On the 4th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Ukanc Military Cemetery, and finally hike along Golden Horn Fairyland.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bohinjsko Jezero road trip app.

Bohinjsko Jezero is very close to Bled. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bohinjska Bistrica.
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Bohinjska Bistrica — 3 nights

Bohinjska Bistrica occupies a scenic spot at the foothills of the Julian Alps, near the picturesque Lake Bohinj.
Visit Divje Babe Archaeological Park and Church of St. Nicholas for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Slap Grmečica and Ledine Intermittent Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Bohinjska Bistrica side-trips: Nesk's Footbridge (in Gorenja Vas), Škofja Loka (St. Volbenk's Church, Beekeepers' Path, &more) and Žiri (St. Ana's Church on Ledinica, Kržišnik Garden & Gallery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Davča Ethnographic Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bohinjska Bistrica online road trip planner.

Bohinjska Bistrica is just a stone's throw from Bohinjsko Jezero. In October, daytime highs in Bohinjska Bistrica are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Koper.
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Koper — 1 night

A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Rotunda Svetega Janeza Krstnika, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Friary, then get into the urban bustle at Kidrič Street, then enjoy the sand and surf at Zusterna Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at Vinska Fontana Marezige.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Koper vacation planning app.

Getting from Bohinjska Bistrica to Koper by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bohinjska Bistrica in October, expect Koper to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Piran.
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Piran — 1 night

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Bernardine, don't miss a visit to Port Piran, kick back and relax at Strunjan Nature Reserve, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piran Minorite Monastery.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Piran day trip planning site.

Piran is just a short distance from Koper. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) 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.
Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Plečnik's House will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Climbing Tours. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Gornji Trg, pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Žale Cemetery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana trip planner.

Getting from Piran to Ljubljana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Ljubljana is a bit cooler than Piran - with highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Slovenia travel guide

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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.
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