21 days in Ljubljana, Bled & Soča Valley Itinerary

21 days in Ljubljana, Bled & Soča Valley Itinerary

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Ljubljana
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Bled
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Tolmin
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Ljubljana

— 8 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Magical World of Shells Museum and Duka Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at Ljubljana Central Market and Galerija Fotografija. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Strunjan Nature Reserve (in Strunjan), Church of St. Maurus (in Izola) and Piran (Hitchhikers Museum, Church of St. Bernardine, &more). Spend the 26th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, take an in-depth tour of Škofja Loka Castle, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and admire the striking features of Praetorian Palace.

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St. Wendel, Germany to Ljubljana is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from St. Wendel, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ljubljana, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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Bled

— 6 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bled Castle and Bled Island. Kids will enjoy Parasailing & Paragliding and St. Martin's Parish Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Martuljek Waterfalls (in Gozd Martuljek), Planica Valley (in Rateče) and Kranjska Gora (Zelenci Nature Reserve, Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, &more). There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, play a few rounds at Royal Bled Golf Course, contemplate the long history of Old Town Centre of Radovljica, and admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall.

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You can drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tolmin.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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Tolmin

— 5 nights
At the picturesque confluence of two rivers, Tolmin offers quick access to a range of exciting outdoor activities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tolmin Gorge and Franja Partisan Hospital. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) and Church of St. Nicholas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tolmin: Bovec (Zipline, Fort Kluže, &more) and Source of the Soča River (in Soča). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, explore the world behind art at Tolmin Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary of the Assumption church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit.

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Take a train from Bled to Tolmin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bled in September; daily highs in Tolmin reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tolmin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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