5 days in Ljubljana, Bled Area & Novo Mesto Itinerary

5 days in Ljubljana, Bled Area & Novo Mesto Itinerary

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled
— 2 nights
Drive
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Novo Mesto
— 1 night
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Frankfurt

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Ljubljana

— 1 night
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 30th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then stroll around Tivoli Park. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, then snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and finally take in the views from Dragon Bridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ljubljana tour planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Ljubljana is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Parish Church, stroll through Straža Bled, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): hike along Vintgar Gorge, then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, then step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bled trip planning app.

Drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bled are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Novo Mesto.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

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Novo Mesto

— 1 night
Novo Mesto is the city on a bend of the Krka River in the City Municipality of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. On the 3rd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Novo Mesto Cathedral, examine the collection at Museum of Dolenjska, then play a few rounds at Golf Grad Otočec, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Otočec Castle Park.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Novo Mesto holiday planning site.

You can drive from Bled to Novo Mesto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Novo Mesto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Novo Mesto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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