16 days in The Balkans Itinerary

16 days in The Balkans Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia tour planner

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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
Shuttle
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Koper
— 1 night
Drive
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Maribor
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bled
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Hamburg

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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.
Spend the 15th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, stop by Metelkova, make a trip to Ljubljana Castle, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip planner.

Hamburg, Germany to Ljubljana is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Hamburg in August, you will find days in Ljubljana are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
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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.
Piran is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, examine the collection at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get engrossed in the history at Mediadom Pyrhani.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Piran trip planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Piran in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ljubljana in August since evenings lows in Piran dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle to Koper.

Things to do in Piran

Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

Koper

— 1 night
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
On the 19th (Thu), examine the collection at Izolana - House of the Sea, examine the collection at Koper Regional Museum, and then walk around Park Pietro Coppo.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Koper trip maker app.

Koper is just a short distance from Piran. In August, daily temperatures in Koper can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Maribor.

Things to do in Koper

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Maribor

— 3 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Maribor is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: awaken your taste buds at Big Guy's Wine Tour, hit the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, learn about winemaking at Ramšak Winery, and don't miss a visit to Lutkovno gledalisce Maribor.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Maribor visit planning site.

You can drive from Koper to Maribor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Koper in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Maribor, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Maribor

Wineries · Museums · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

Bled

— 4 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Vintgar Gorge, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, take some stellar pictures from Ojstrica, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Parish Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bled sightseeing app.

You can drive from Maribor to Bled in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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