13 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Bled — 3 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bled Castle and The Water Tower. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Triglav National Park and Zipline. Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Mostnica Gorge (in Stara Fužina), Lake Bohinj (in Bohinjsko Jezero) and Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Vršič Pass, head off the coast to Bled Island, engage your brain at Museum of Pharmacy and Alchemy, and take in the dramatic natural features at Vintgar Gorge.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bled online trip itinerary maker.

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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Bled reach 60°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Tolmin.
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Tolmin — 2 nights

At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Miren Castle, do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tolmin Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vogel, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Idrija Kamšt, and then steep yourself in history at Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Tolmin trip itinerary maker app.

Take a train from Bled to Tolmin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Tolmin is a bit warmer than Bled - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Maribor.
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Maribor — 1 night

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
On the 8th (Sun), stroll through Pekrska Gorca, explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, then examine the collection at Old Vine House, then sample some tasty brews at Tasting Maribor, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Trg Svobode Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Maribor trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Tolmin to Maribor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tolmin in October: high temperatures in Maribor hover around 62°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana — 5 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. Get a sense of the local culture at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower and Franciscan Church of the Annunciation. Venture out of the city with trips to Piran (Church of St. Bernardine & Magical World of Shells Museum), Postojna Cave (in Postojna) and Loza Gallery (in Koper). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Cross Cave, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Contemporary History, snap pictures at Trnovo Bridge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Slovenia travel guide

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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.