9 days in Bled, Ljubljana & Maribor Itinerary

9 days in Bled, Ljubljana & Maribor Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovenia holiday planner

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Bled
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Bled
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Maribor
— 3 nights
Drive

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bled: Vršič Pass (in Kranjska Gora), Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana) and Lake Bohinj (in Bohinjsko Jezero). Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's much more to do: trek along Vintgar Gorge, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bled Island.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bled trip itinerary planning website.

Milan, Italy to Bled is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in October, expect Bled to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Postojna (Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle, &more) and Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, take in the views from Dragon Bridge, explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Ljubljana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Maribor.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Maribor

— 3 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Explore Maribor's surroundings by going to Church of St. George (in Ptuj), Forma viva Ravne Steel Masterpieces (in Ravne na Koroškem) and Peca Underground - Tourist Mine and Museum (in Mežica). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at Winery Marof, make a trip to Green Gold Beer Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Plečnik's Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Maribor trip planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Maribor by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Maribor are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maribor

Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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