8 days in Bled, Ljubljana & Kranjska Gora Itinerary

8 days in Bled, Ljubljana & Kranjska Gora Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin
Fly + Bus:  8 h 45 min
1
Bled
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Kranjska Gora
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Dublin

2
nights
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 photos, reviews, 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 combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. 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 Trails

Side Trip

Vintgar Gorge
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Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Island ©
Bled Island

3
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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 House of Experiments - Hisa eksperimentov and House of Illusions will thrill your kids. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ljubljana Castle and Ljubljana Old Town. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ZOO Ljubljana, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Puppetry.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, 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

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
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 ratings, where to stay, photos, 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 Outdoors Winter Sports
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Intersport Bernik ©
Intersport Bernik
Vršič Pass ©
Vršič Pass
Planica Nordic Centre ©
Planica Nordic Centre