8 days in Bled Area, Portorož-Piran & Slovenian Istria & Ljubljana & Central Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Bled Area, Portorož-Piran & Slovenian Istria & Ljubljana & Central Slovenia Itinerary

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Bled
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Piran
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Ljubljana
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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.
Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Vintgar Gorge, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and step off the mainland to explore Bled Island.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bled road trip site.

Florence, Italy to Bled is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in August, things will get little chillier in Bled: highs are around 31°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Piran

— 2 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Izolana - House of the Sea, admire the striking features of Benečanka Venetian House, shop like a local with Nika's Tiny House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, then make a trip to Tartini Square, and finally make a trip to Walls of Piran. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, get curious at Magical World of Shells Museum, take in the waterfront at Port Piran, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve, and finally walk around Park Pietro Coppo.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Piran day trip app.

You can drive from Bled to Piran in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bled in August since evenings lows in Piran dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Piran

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Spend the 27th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, take in the views from Triple Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana route builder.

You can drive from Piran to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Piran in August, things will get slightly colder in Ljubljana: highs are around 31°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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