13 days in Alpine Slovenia, Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia & Ljubljana & Central Slovenia Itinerary

13 days in Alpine Slovenia, Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia & Ljubljana & Central Slovenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bled
— 3 nights
2
Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
3
Bovec
— 2 nights
4
Piran
— 2 nights
5
Postojna
— 1 night
6
Ljubljana
— 3 nights

3
nights
Bled

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Bring the kids along to Triglav National Park and Bled Island. And it doesn't end there: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in the dramatic scenery at Iglica Waterfall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bled travel route planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Bled is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Amsterdam in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Bled, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Parasailing & Paragliding
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

1
night
Bohinjsko Jezero

Bohinjsko Jezero ©
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Bohinj, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, then take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vogel.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bohinjsko Jezero online trip planner.

You can drive from Bled to Bohinjsko Jezero in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bohinjsko Jezero are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bovec.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Lake Bohinj ©
Lake Bohinj
Vogel ©
Vogel
Savica Waterfall ©
Savica Waterfall

2
nights
Bovec

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
On the 7th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Vršič Pass, then make a trip to Predil Pass, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, appreciate the views at Soča Valley, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Bovec online trip planner.

Drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bovec in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bovec are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Bovec

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Kobarid Museum, Vršič Pass
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Zipline
Kayaking & Canoeing
Soča Valley ©
Soča Valley

2
nights
Piran

Piran ©
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 9th (Sun), examine the collection at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Piran Aquarium, walk around Park Pietro Coppo, then don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Tartini's House, don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll around Strunjan Nature Reserve, and finally take some stellar pictures from Strunjan Cliff.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Piran online holiday planner.

You can drive from Bovec to Piran in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Bovec in August, expect Piran to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Piran

Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Strunjan, Park Pietro Coppo
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Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum
Strunjan Nature Reserve ©
Strunjan Nature Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Postojna

Postojna ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): Head underground at Postojna Cave, explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, then explore the fascinating underground world of Planina Cave, and finally explore the activities along Cerknica Lake.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Postojna travel route app.

You can drive from Piran to Postojna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Piran in August, things will get little chillier in Postojna: highs are around 31°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Postojna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cerknica Lake
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Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Cerknica Lake ©
Cerknica Lake

3
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
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 Ljubljana Castle. Spend the 13th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Triple Bridge, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZOO Ljubljana, and explore the world behind art at Tiporenesansa.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana tour planning tool.

Getting from Postojna to Ljubljana by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ljubljanica River ©
Ljubljanica River

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