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Bohinjsko Jezero
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Bohinjsko Jezero — 1 day

The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
On the 9th (Sun), examine the collection at Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming, get engrossed in the history at Oplen House Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Bohinjsko Jezero is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, Bohinjsko Jezero is colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Piran.
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Piran — 2 nights

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 10th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Nika's Tiny House, experience rural life at Fonda Fish Farm, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, get curious at Magical World of Shells Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Bernardine, shop like a local with Loza Gallery, then examine the collection at Koper Regional Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Strunjan Nature Reserve.

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Getting from Bohinjsko Jezero to Piran by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Bohinjsko Jezero in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Piran: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Ljubljana.
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Ljubljana Old Town and Ljubljana Castle. The Secret Rooms of Hotel Jama and House of Illusions will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Bled (Diving Bled, Bled Island, &more), Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Postojna (Predjama Castle & Postojna Cave). Spend the 16th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Triple Bridge.

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You can drive from Piran to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Piran in October: high temperatures in Ljubljana hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Slovenia travel guide

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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.