7 days in Ljubljana & Central Slovenia, Maribor-Pohorje & Bled Area Itinerary

7 days in Ljubljana & Central Slovenia, Maribor-Pohorje & Bled Area Itinerary

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Ljubljana
— 3 nights
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Maribor
— 1 night
Drive
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Bled
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana — 3 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Franciscan Church of the Annunciation. Get some cultural insight at Ljubljana Old Town and Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, and ponder the world of politics at Town Hall.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Ljubljana is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Ljubljana, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Ljubljana, with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Maribor.
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Maribor — 1 night

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
On the 10th (Mon), sample some tasty brews at Tasting Maribor, examine the collection at Old Vine House, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Maribor online travel route planner.

You can take a shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bled.
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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 11th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Andrew, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: trek along Mala Osojnica, then head off the coast to Bled Island, and then get great views at Ojstrica.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bled vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Bled takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Bled, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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