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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Drive to Tarvisio Boscoverde, Train to Treviso Centrale, Fly to Dublin

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Koper

A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wine Tours & Tastings and Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Škocjanski Zatok Nature Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Koper side-trips: Winery Tilia Estate (in Dobravlje), Lepa Vida Boutique Winery (in Šempas) and Boris Lisjak Winery (in Dutovlje). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Tartini Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, gain insight at St. Anne's Friary, and do a tasting at Rojac Istra Slovenija Winery.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Koper holiday planning website.

Dublin, Ireland to Koper is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in July: high temperatures in Koper hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Koper

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Bled

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 Bled Island. Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Mostnica Gorge (in Stara Fužina), Divje Babe Archaeological Park (in Cerkno) and Bohinjsko Jezero (Lake Bohinj, Savica Waterfall, &more). 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

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 Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Soča Valley. Venture out of the city with trips to Planica Valley (in Rateče), Kranjska Gora (Nadiza & Vršič Pass) and Tolmin (Tolmin Gorge & Tolmin Castle on Kozlov Rob). The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Boka Waterfall, explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall, and trek along Krampež Waterfall.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bovec vacation planner.

You can drive from Bled to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bovec can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Slovenian Istria travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Churches