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

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

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Ljubljana
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Portorož
— 4 nights
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Bled
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Ljubljana Central Market, shop like a local with Galerija Hest, view the masterpieces at Galerija Fotografija, then explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): shop like a local with The Jakopic Gallery, then step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, then look for gifts at Babushka Boutique, and finally visit Ljubljana Old Town.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana road trip website.

Florence, Italy to Ljubljana is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Florence in August; daily highs in Ljubljana reach 31°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portorož.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Portorož

— 4 nights
A resort town on the country's scenic Adriatic coastline, Portoroz offers many spas with all kinds of therapeutic treatments, many based on the brine and mud from the area's salt pans.
Relax by the water at Strunjan Nature Reserve and Portorož Beach. Loza Gallery and Izolana - House of the Sea are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portorož: Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity (in Hrastovlje), Lipica Stud Farm (in Lipica) and Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Manzioli Square, stroll around Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and learn about all things military at Military Museum Tabor.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Portorož travel website.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Portorož takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Portorož, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Portorož

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

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Bled

— 1 day
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 28th (Sat), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Straža Bled.

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Getting from Portorož to Bled by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Portorož in August, expect Bled to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Adventure
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