9 days in Slovenia Itinerary

9 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 11th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Triglav National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): hike along Vintgar Gorge, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Straža Bled.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bled day trip planning website.

If you are flying in from Austria, the closest major aiport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. In August in Bled, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Piran.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 13th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach, then learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, and finally make a trip to Tartini Square. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Francis of Assisi, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Piran trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Bled to Piran takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bled in August since evenings lows in Piran dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Izola.

Things to do in Piran

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Located on the Adriatic coast, the old fishing town of Izola draws travelers with the enticing atmosphere of its Mediterranean streets.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Maurus and then stroll through Svetilnik Beach. On your second day here, examine the collection at Izolana - House of the Sea, identify plant and animal life at Strunjan Nature Reserve, and then head outdoors with Šalet Tunnel.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Izola road trip planning site.

Izola is just a stone's throw from Piran. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Koper.

Things to do in Izola

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, then explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, and then admire the striking features of Piazza Tito.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Koper sightseeing tool.

Koper is just a short distance from Izola. In August, daytime highs in Koper are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C.

Things to do in Koper

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Slovenia travel guide

Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.