17 days in Bled, Ljubljana & Ankaran Itinerary

17 days in Bled, Ljubljana & Ankaran Itinerary

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17 days in Bled, Ljubljana & Ankaran Itinerary

Start: Bled
1
Bled
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Ljubljana
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Ankaran
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Ljubljana
— 3 nights
End: Ljubljana

4
nights
Bled

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
You've added Radovljica Old Town, Lake Jasna, Tourist Boat, and other attractions to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Bled to Ribcev Laz to see Church of St John the Baptist about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, head off the coast to Bled Island, and hike along Vintgar Gorge.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bled holiday builder app .

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bohinjsko Jezero, Vintgar Gorge, Lake Jasna, Church of St John the Baptist, Radovljica Old Town
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Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Bled Island ©
Bled Island

4
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Step out of Ljubljana to go to Postojna and see Postojna Cave, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZOO Ljubljana, wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, and walk around Tivoli Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from Bled to Ljubljana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. augustus in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ankaran.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Postojna Cave
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ZOO Ljubljana ©
ZOO Ljubljana
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town

5
nights
Ankaran

Ankaran ©
Ankaran is a town in the Municipality of Ankaran, located near the border with Italy, in the Littoral region of Slovenia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Portoroz Beach, Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, Piran Aquarium, and other attractions you added. Venture out of the city with trips to Lipica Stud Farm (in Lipica) and Predjama Castle (in Postojna). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Skocjan Caves, ponder the design of Da Ponte Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ankaran road trip planning website .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Ankaran in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ljubljana in augustus, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ankaran, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Ankaran

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Koper, Piran, Skocjan Caves, Predjama Castle, Svetilnik Beach
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Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum
Portoroz Beach ©
Portoroz Beach

3
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
You've added Vodno Mesto Atlantis, House of Illusions, Minicity Ljubljana, and other attractions to your itinerary.

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

Traveling by car from Ankaran to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ankaran in augustus, with highs in Ljubljana at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Theme Parks Museums Spas

Side Trip

Škofja Loka
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Minicity Ljubljana ©
Minicity Ljubljana
House of Illusions ©
House of Illusions
Vodno Mesto Atlantis ©
Vodno Mesto Atlantis