8 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Bled
— 3 nights
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Postojna
— 1 night
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Piran
— 3 nights
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Bled — 3 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Peričnik Falls and Ojstrica. Bled Island and Church of St John the Baptist will appeal to history buffs. Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Bohinjsko Jezero (Lake Bohinj, Savica Waterfall, &more). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Pokljuka Gorge, stroll through Straža Bled, admire the sheer force of Iglica Waterfall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Kancijan Church.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bled attractions planning tool.

Leipzig, Germany to Bled is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Postojna.
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Postojna — 1 night

With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): Head underground at Postojna Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Planina Cave, and then appreciate the views at Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Postojna vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bled to Postojna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Postojna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Piran.
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Piran — 3 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Magical World of Shells Museum and Church of St. Francis of Assisi. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Strunjan Nature Reserve and Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a new perspective on nature at Mediadom Pyrhani, ponder the design of Da Ponte Fountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Bernardine.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Piran travel site.

You can drive from Postojna to Piran in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Postojna in September; daily highs in Piran reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.
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Slovenia travel guide

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Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
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.
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