16 days in Ljubljana, Portorož-Piran & Slovenian Istria & Bled Itinerary

16 days in Ljubljana, Portorož-Piran & Slovenian Istria & Bled Itinerary

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 4 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bled
— 8 nights
Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Frankfurt

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Ljubljana — 4 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ljubljana Old Town and Ljubljana Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Predjama Castle and Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Natural Bathing Place Lajšt (in Spodnja Idrija), Postojna Cave (in Postojna) and Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park (in Rakek). Spend the 29th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Triple Bridge, walk around Tivoli Park, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and explore the activities along Ljubljanica River.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana online holiday builder.

Frankfurt, Germany to Ljubljana is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Piran.
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Piran — 3 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Get outdoors at Strunjan Nature Reserve and Scuba & Snorkeling. We've included these beaches for you: Svetilnik Beach and Zusterna Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan) and Lepa Vida Boutique Winery (in Šempas). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Koper City Beach, admire the striking features of Sodna palaca, and look for all kinds of wild species at Škocjanski Zatok Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Piran online route planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Piran takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Piran, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bled.
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Bled — 8 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Get outdoors at Vintgar Gorge and Zipline. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bled Castle and Bled Island. Get out of town with these interesting Bled side-trips: Kranjska Gora (Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, Zelenci Nature Reserve, &more), Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana) and Planica Valley (in Rateče). Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Diving Bled, look for all kinds of wild species at Dovzan Gorge, take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall, and trek along Koseč Gorges.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bled trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Piran to Bled in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, Bled is slightly colder than Piran - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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