8 days in Bled, Ljubljana & Kranjska Gora Itinerary

8 days in Bled, Ljubljana & Kranjska Gora Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Bled
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana
— 3 nights
3
Kranjska Gora
— 2 nights

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Bled

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 3rd (Sun), trek along Vintgar Gorge, then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, then step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, and finally get great views at Mala Osojnica. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Viševnik, then duck into Galerija Mikame, and then admire the striking features of Lake Bled Train Station.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bled driving holiday tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Bled is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in January, things will get little chillier in Bled: highs are around 4°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Vintgar Gorge
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Bled Island ©
Bled Island
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

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Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Family-friendly places like Ljubljana Old Town and ZOO Ljubljana will thrill your kids. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ljubljana Castle and Museum of Puppetry. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, find something for the whole family at Minicity Ljubljana, see the interesting displays at House of Illusions, and explore the engaging exhibits at House of Experiments - Hisa eksperimentov.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip planner.

Getting from Bled to Ljubljana by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ljubljana Castle ©
Ljubljana Castle

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Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora ©
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Vršič Pass, then admire the verdant scenery at Zgornjesavska Valley, and then fly down the slopes at Planica Nordic Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): hit the slopes at Smučarska Šola ASK Kranjska Gora and then hit the slopes at Intersport Bernik.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Kranjska Gora trip planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Kranjska Gora in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kranjska Gora can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Intersport Bernik ©
Intersport Bernik
Vršič Pass ©
Vršič Pass
Planica Nordic Centre ©
Planica Nordic Centre