8 days in Novo Mesto, Ljubljana & Bled Area Itinerary

8 days in Novo Mesto, Ljubljana & Bled Area Itinerary

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Novo Mesto
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Ljubljana
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Bled
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Novo Mesto — 2 nights

Novo Mesto is the city on a bend of the Krka River in the City Municipality of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. Attractions like Brežice Castle and Terme Čatež make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Otočec Castle Park, play a few rounds at Golf Grad Otočec, contemplate the long history of Breg, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Novo Mesto Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Novo Mesto trip builder.

Baska Voda, Croatia to Novo Mesto is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Baska Voda in August, things will get little chillier in Novo Mesto: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Ljubljana.
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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.
On the 17th (Wed), Head underground at Postojna Cave, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, then snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, then step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, and finally take in the views from Dragon Bridge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Novo Mesto to Ljubljana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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 19th (Fri): stroll through Vintgar Gorge, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, trek along Triglav National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bled trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Bled takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Bled sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for home.
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