17 days in Bled Area, Ljubljana & Piran Itinerary

17 days in Bled Area, Ljubljana & Piran Itinerary

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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 Bled Castle. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Bohinj 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). There's lots more to do: hike along Vintgar Gorge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Andrew, don't miss a visit to Tromeja -Triple border, and look for all kinds of wild species at Zelenci Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bled trip planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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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 Strunjan Nature Reserve. Bring the kids along to St. George's Church and Svetilnik Beach. 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, learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, 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.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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