11 days in Venice, Trieste & Slovenia Itinerary

11 days in Venice, Trieste & Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 day
Drive
2
Trieste, Italy
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Bovec, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy

— 1 day

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 26th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then step off the mainland to explore Giudecca.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Venice online trip builder.

Brussels, Belgium to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in December: highs in Venice hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Trieste.

Things to do in Venice

Tours · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

Trieste, Italy

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
On the 27th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Museo Revoltella, get answers to all your questions at Agenzia Turismo Friuli Venezia Giulia, then wander the streets of Citta Vecchia (Old City), and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di San Giusto. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Muggia, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Carso Triestino, and then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Berlin.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Trieste day trip site.

You can drive from Venice to Trieste in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Trieste when traveling from Venice in December, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Trieste

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 29th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Triglav National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at National Museum of Contemporary History, examine the collection at Railway Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, then don't miss a visit to Gornji Trg, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana visit planner.

Take a shuttle from Trieste to Ljubljana in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Trieste in December: high temperatures in Ljubljana hover around 5°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Bled, Slovenia

— 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 31st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Old Town Centre of Radovljica, then examine the collection at Museum of Apiculture, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jasna, and finally admire the sheer force of Peričnik Falls. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, then look for gifts at Treasures of Slovenia Bled, and then appreciate the history behind Franja Partisan Hospital.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Bled trip planning site.

Getting from Ljubljana to Bled by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Bled are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bled

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia

— 2 nights
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, take in the dramatic scenery at Martuljek Waterfalls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Oplen House Museum, step into the grandiose world of Gewerkenegg Castle, and then examine the collection at Idrija Municipal Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bohinjsko Jezero online vacation maker.

Bohinjsko Jezero is just a stone's throw from Bled. In January, daytime highs in Bohinjsko Jezero are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Bovec, Slovenia

— 2 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
On the 4th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Predil Pass, and then explore the activities along Soča Valley. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Fort Kluže.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bovec travel route planning app.

You can drive from Bohinjsko Jezero to Bovec in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Bovec, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -4°C at night. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bovec

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

Slovenia travel guide

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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.