23 days in Ljubljana & Central Slovenia, Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia & Alpine Slovenia Itinerary

23 days in Ljubljana & Central Slovenia, Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia & Alpine Slovenia Itinerary

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Ljubljana
— 7 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 5 nights
Shuttle
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Koper
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bled
— 6 nights
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Ljubljana

— 7 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Spend the 4th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 3rd (Sun) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip maker site.

Philadelphia, USA to Ljubljana is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Ljubljana is 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Philadelphia in September: high temperatures in Ljubljana hover around 68°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Piran.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Piran

— 5 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Piran: Sabotin Park Miru (in Kojsko) and Miren Castle (in Miren). The adventure continues: make a trip to Tartini Square, experience rural life at Fonda Fish Farm, indulge in some personalized pampering at Fish Spa Piran, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Piran trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Ljubljana to Piran in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Piran: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Koper.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Koper

— 4 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ferrari Garden (in Štanjel), Pivka Park of Military History (in Pivka) and Predjama Castle (in Postojna). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, learn about all things military at Military Museum Tabor, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Friary, and admire the striking features of Praetorian Palace.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Koper trip itinerary builder site.

Koper is very close to Piran. In October, daily temperatures in Koper can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Koper

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

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Bled

— 6 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bled: Vršič Pass (in Kranjska Gora), Bovec (Ravelnik Open Air Museum, Zipline, &more) and Bohinjsko Jezero (Church of St John the Baptist, Lake Bohinj, &more). Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, take some stellar pictures from Ojstrica, duck into Galerija Mikame, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bled trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Koper to Bled in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Koper in October, expect Bled to be little chillier, temps between 60°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Churches