5 days in Bled, Ljubljana & Maribor Itinerary

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Bled — 2 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Vintgar Gorge, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Triglav National Park.

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Brescia, Italy to Bled is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a shuttle. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Brescia in August; daily highs in Bled reach 31°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana — 2 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, Head underground at Postojna Cave, and then step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Dragon Bridge, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, stop by Ljubljana Old Town, then take in the views from Triple Bridge, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

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Getting from Bled to Ljubljana by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can take a shuttle to Maribor.
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Maribor — 1 day

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, see the interesting displays at Old Vine House, don't miss a visit to Main Square, then contemplate the long history of Plague Column, and finally hit the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort.

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You can take a shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Maribor are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.
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