17 days in Bled Area, Ljubljana & Piran Itinerary

17 days in Bled Area, Ljubljana & Piran Itinerary

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Piran
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Bled — 5 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Vršič Pass and Lake Bohinj. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mala Osojnica and Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary. Get out of town with these interesting Bled side-trips: Mostnica Gorge (in Stara Fužina), Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit (in Tolmin) and Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) (in Volče). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, make a trip to Tromeja -Triple border, get great views at Ojstrica, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Andrew.

To find photos and tourist information, use the Bled tour itinerary maker.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Bled is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana — 1 night

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, then get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, and finally ponder the world of politics at Town Hall. On the next day, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip planner.

You can drive from Bled to Ljubljana in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Piran.
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Piran — 10 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Relax by the water at Portorož Beach and Svetilnik Beach. Bring the kids along to St. George's Church and Magical World of Shells Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Piran: Socerb Castle (in Črni Kal), Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan) and Šmartno (in Kojsko). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Piran Minorite Monastery, enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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

Getting from Ljubljana to Piran by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ljubljana in July since evenings lows in Piran dip to 21°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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