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 Branik Castle will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Svetilnik Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koper: Winery Tilia Estate (in Dobravlje), Boris Lisjak Winery (in Dutovlje) and Lepa Vida Boutique Winery (in Šempas). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zusterna Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Friary, and look for all kinds of wild species at Škocjanski Zatok Nature Reserve.

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Dublin, Ireland to Koper is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in July; daily highs in Koper reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Koper

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · 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 Škofja Loka Castle. Escape the urban bustle at Vintgar Gorge and Triglav National Park. 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). There's lots more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, take in the dramatic scenery at Logar Valley Landscape Park, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Bled online trip planner.

Getting from Koper to Bled by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Koper in July: high temperatures in Bled hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can 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 Tolmin Castle on Kozlov Rob for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Vršič Pass. Venture out of the city with trips to Planica Valley (in Rateče), Tolmin (Tolmin Gorge & Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit) and Nadiza (in Kranjska Gora). The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, and trot along with Posestvo Blata.

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 · Tours · Outdoors

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