9 days in Bled, Ljubljana & Portorož Itinerary

9 days in Bled, Ljubljana & Portorož Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Bled
— 4 nights
2
Ljubljana
— 2 nights
3
Portorož
— 2 nights

4
nights
Bled

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana), Bovec (Soča Valley, Zipline, &more) and Bohinjsko Jezero (Vogel & Lake Bohinj). Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Vintgar Gorge, get great views at Ojstrica, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and step off the mainland to explore Bled Island.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bled road trip website.

Vienna, Austria to Bled is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bled can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bovec, Bohinjsko Jezero, Peričnik Falls, Vintgar Gorge
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Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

2
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 10th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, Head underground at Postojna Cave, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and finally walk around Tivoli Park. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, thensnap pictures at Triple Bridge, and finally snap pictures at Dragon Bridge.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana online visit planner.

Getting from Bled to Ljubljana by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Portorož.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Postojna
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Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Ljubljana Castle ©
Ljubljana Castle

2
nights
Portorož

Portorož ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Chiesetta Romanica Con Danza Macabra, Head underground at Škocjan Caves, thenmake a trip to Port Piran, thenexamine the collection at Magical World of Shells Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Nika's Tiny House. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Tartini Square, thendon't miss a visit to Walls of Piran, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of the Virgin Mary of the Rosary.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Portorož trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Portorož in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ljubljana in August since evenings lows in Portorož dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portorož

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Piran, Škocjan Caves, Chiesetta Romanica Con Danza Macabra
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Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum
Škocjan Caves ©
Škocjan Caves
Tartini Square ©
Tartini Square

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