9 days in Slovenia & Venice Itinerary

9 days in Slovenia & Venice Itinerary

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Bovec, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Piran, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana travel route planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Ljubljana is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Dublin to Ljubljana, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dublin in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Ljubljana, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town

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Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Bled. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, and then explore the activities along Lake Bohinj.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bled day trip planning website.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Bled sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vintgar Gorge, Lake Bohinj
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

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Bovec, Slovenia

Bovec ©
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Step out of Bovec to go to Tolmin and see Tolmin Gorge, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the verdant scenery at Soča Valley, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and witness the site of a historic battle at Ravelnik Open Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bovec trip builder app.

Getting from Bled to Bovec by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Piran.

Things to do in Bovec

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Kobarid, Tolmin Gorge
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Soča Valley ©
Soča Valley
Kayaking & Canoeing
Zipline

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Piran, Slovenia

Piran ©
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire the striking features of Sodna palaca, then get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum, and then take a leisurely stroll along Port Piran. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, Head underground at Škocjan Caves, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, then get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, and finally don't miss a visit to Tartini Square.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Piran tour builder app.

Getting from Bovec to Piran by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In May, Piran is a bit warmer than Bovec - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Piran

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Koper, Portorož Beach, Škocjan Caves
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Škocjan Caves ©
Škocjan Caves
Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum
Tartini Square ©
Tartini Square

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Venice, Italy

Venice
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.
For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Piran to Venice in 2.5 hours. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will leave for home on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Outdoors
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