15 days in Slovakia, Austria & Slovenia Itinerary

15 days in Slovakia, Austria & Slovenia Itinerary

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15 days in Slovakia, Austria & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Durham, United Kingdom
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
4
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Durham, United Kingdom

4
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Devin Castle and St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina). Appreciate the collections at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum and Bratislava City Museum (Mestske Muzeum). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bratislava: Cerveny Kamen Castle (in Cerveny Kamen), Slnecne Jazera (in Senec) and Oasis Siberian tiger (in Kostolna pri Dunaji). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, snap pictures at Stary most, admire the masterpieces at Nedbalka Gallery, and step into the grandiose world of Old Castle Banska Stiavnica.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bratislava tour itinerary website.

Durham, UK to Bratislava is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In August, Bratislava is somewhat warmer than Durham - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Banska Stiavnica, Oasis Siberian tiger, Slnecne Jazera, Cerveny Kamen Castle
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth ©
Blue Church of St. Elizabeth

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
St. Stephen's Cathedral and Belvedere Palace will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Leopold Museum and Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien. When in Vienna, make a side trip to see Die Perchtoldsdorfer Heide in Perchtoldsdorf, approximately Perchtoldsdorf away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Servitenkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and steep yourself in history at Historic Center of Vienna.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna travel route builder app.

You can drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Die Perchtoldsdorfer Heide
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 6th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, examine the collection at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then shop like a local with Getreidegasse, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Salzburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bled.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Mozarts Geburtshaus ©
Mozarts Geburtshaus
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Spa Park, stop by Galerija Mikame, get great views at Ojstrica, then step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, then try for a hole-in-one at Mini Golf Bled, and finally get great views at Straza Bled.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read Bled trip app.

You can drive from Salzburg to Bled in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Tolmin, Bohinjsko Jezero, Church of St John the Baptist
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Bled Island ©
Bled Island
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Church of St John the Baptist ©
Church of St John the Baptist

3
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

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 (Thu), take in the views from Triple Bridge, don't miss a visit to Mestni Trg, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrezje, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja), then step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev). Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Portoroz Beach, then engage your brain at Magical World of Shells Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. George, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Strunjan Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Ljubljana takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Piran, Portoroz Beach, Strunjan Nature Reserve
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Church of St. George
Church of St. George

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