22 days in Slovenian Istria, Bled & Soča Valley Itinerary

22 days in Slovenian Istria, Bled & Soča Valley Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Koper
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Koper
— 6 nights
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Bled
— 9 nights
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Bovec
— 6 nights
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Koper

— 6 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower and St. Anne's Friary will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Zusterna Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koper: Winery Tilia Estate (in Dobravlje), Lepa Vida Boutique Winery (in Šempas) and Boris Lisjak Winery (in Dutovlje). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Vinakoper, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, kick back and relax at Koper City Beach, and don't miss a visit to Tartini Square.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Koper attractions planning tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Koper is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Koper is 1 hour. In July, Koper is somewhat warmer than Dublin - with highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Koper

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wineries

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Bled

— 9 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Get some cultural insight at Bled Castle and St. Martin's Parish Church. Escape the urban bustle at Vintgar Gorge and Bled Island. Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Bohinjsko Jezero (Lake Bohinj, Savica Waterfall, &more), Divje Babe Archaeological Park (in Cerkno) and Mostnica Gorge (in Stara Fužina). Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, and hit the slopes at Straža Bled.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bled day trip planner.

Drive from Koper to Bled in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, Bled is slightly colder than Koper - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Bovec

— 6 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Visit Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) and Church of St. Joseph for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Tolmin Gorge. Venture out of the city with trips to Kranjska Gora (Nadiza & Vršič Pass), Tolmin (Tolmin Castle & Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit) and Planica Valley (in Rateče). The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall, explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall, and see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Bovec trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Bled to Bovec takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Bovec are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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