18 days in Portorož-Piran & Slovenian Istria, Ljubljana & Bled Area Itinerary

18 days in Portorož-Piran & Slovenian Istria, Ljubljana & Bled Area Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Koper
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Koper
— 3 nights
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Ljubljana
— 5 nights
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Bled
— 8 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Oranjestad

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Koper

— 3 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Magical World of Shells Museum and Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Strunjan Nature Reserve and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Koper's surroundings by going to Military Museum Tabor (in Lokev) and Predjama Castle (in Postojna). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Nika's Tiny House, explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, get a new perspective on nature at Mediadom Pyrhani, and examine the collection at Koper Regional Museum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Koper holiday builder tool.

Oranjestad, Aruba to Koper is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Oranjestad to Koper, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oranjestad in May, expect nights in Koper to be cooler, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Koper

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Ljubljana

— 5 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Popular historic sites such as Ljubljana Castle and Cathedral of St. Nicholas are in your itinerary. Ljubljana Old Town and Škofja Loka Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Museum of Post and Telecommunications (in Polhov Gradec), Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park (in Rakek) and Postojna Cave (in Postojna). Spend the 22nd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Technical Museum of Slovenia, take in the exciting artwork at Galerija Hest, get a taste of the local shopping with Galerija MAK, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana tour planner.

You can drive from Koper to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Koper in May since evenings lows in Ljubljana dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Bled

— 8 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Get outdoors at Triglav National Park and Diving Bled. Museum of Hostages and Museum of Apiculture will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Bled side-trips: Oplen House Museum (in Srednja vas v Bohinju), Church of St. Nicholas (in Spodnja Sorica) and Church of St John the Baptist (in Bohinjsko Jezero). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Planica Valley, head off the coast to Bled Island, and see the interesting displays at Slovenian Alpine Museum.

Plan my day in Bled using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Bled takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bled

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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