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

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

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Koper
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Koper
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana
— 5 nights
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Bled
— 8 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Oranjestad

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Koper

— 3 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Magical World of Shells Museum and Nika's Tiny House. Escape the urban bustle at Strunjan Nature Reserve and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Koper's surroundings by going to Predjama Castle (in Postojna) and Military Museum Tabor (in Lokev). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, Head underground at Škocjan Caves, learn more about the world around you at Mediadom Pyrhani, and take in the exciting artwork at Loza Gallery.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Koper online tour itinerary planner.

Oranjestad, Aruba to Koper is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Oranjestad in May: highs in Koper hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Koper

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 18:

Ljubljana

— 5 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Popular historic sites such as Ljubljana Castle and Škofja Loka Castle are in your itinerary. Ljubljana Old Town and Technical Museum of Slovenia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Postojna Cave (in Postojna), Museum of Post and Telecommunications (in Polhov Gradec) and Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park (in Rakek). Spend the 22nd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, take in the exciting artwork at Galerija Hest, get a taste of the local shopping with Galerija MAK, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana tour planner.

You can drive from Koper to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Koper in May since evenings lows in Ljubljana dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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 Triglav National Park and Vintgar Gorge. Museum of Hostages and Slovenian Alpine Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Bled side-trips: Church of St. Nicholas (in Spodnja Sorica), Oplen House Museum (in Srednja vas v Bohinju) and Church of St John the Baptist (in Bohinjsko Jezero). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Planica Valley, see the interesting displays at Museum of Apiculture, and head off the coast to Bled Island.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bled online trip maker.

Getting from Ljubljana to Bled by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in Bled sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bled

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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