5 days in Slovenia Itinerary

5 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Bled
— 1 day
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Rome


Bled — 1 day

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 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of France Preseren's Birth House - museum, head off the coast to Bled Island, then savor the flavors at Wine Tasting Bled, and finally step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bled holiday builder tool.

Rome, Italy to Bled is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in December, things will get little chillier in Bled: highs are around 5°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Piran.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Nature
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Piran — 1 night

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 8th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Port Piran, then enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve, and finally stroll through Portorož Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Piran trip website.

You can drive from Bled to Piran in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bled in December; daily highs in Piran reach 12°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Škocjan.
Parks · Beaches · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Škocjan — 1 night

Most people visit Skocjan to tour the famed caves, one of Slovenia's top attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Škocjan day trip planning site.

You can drive from Piran to Škocjan in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Ljubljana.
Nature · Parks
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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.
On the 10th (Sat), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, then stop by Ljubljana Old Town, and finally take in the views from Triple Bridge. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, then explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, and then get curious at House of Experiments - Hisa eksperimentov.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ljubljana trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Škocjan to Ljubljana takes an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
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Slovenia travel guide

Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.