9 days in Alpine Slovenia & Cerkno Itinerary

9 days in Alpine Slovenia & Cerkno Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Bled
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Bled
— 3 nights
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Bovec
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cerkno
— 3 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Washington

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Bled

— 3 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Zgornjesavska Valley. Museum of Apiculture and Bled Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Bled side-trips: Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline (in Rateče) and Kranjska Gora (Zelenci Nature Reserve & Ajdovska Deklica). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Mala Osojnica, stop by Galerija Mikame, step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bled vacation website.

Washington, USA to Bled is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in September, things will get a bit cooler in Bled: highs are around 69°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Bovec

— 2 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Thirsty River Brewing, then take in breathtaking views at Virje Waterfall, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Soča Valley, then admire the sheer force of Boka Waterfall, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bovec trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bled to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Bovec sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cerkno.

Things to do in Bovec

Nature · Adventure · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Cerkno

— 3 nights
A small but important cultural center, Cerkno offers different types of activities throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem), then delve into the distant past at Divje Babe Archaeological Park, and then explore the galleries of Gewerkenegg Castle. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Snežnik Castle, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cross Cave, then explore the activities along Cerknica Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Church - Žiri.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Cerkno trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Cerkno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cerkno are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cerkno

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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