9 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Zagreb, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana — 1 night

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 1st (Mon): stroll around Tivoli Park, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then explore the activities along Ljubljanica River. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, then stop by Ljubljana Old Town, and finally snap pictures at Triple Bridge.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana day trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Ljubljana is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, plan for little chillier nights in Ljubljana, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Bled.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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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.
Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Bohinjsko Jezero (Savica Waterfall & Lake Bohinj). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Vintgar Gorge, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, and head off the coast to Bled Island.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bled trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Bled are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bovec.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips
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Bovec — 1 night

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
On the 6th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bovec trip planning app.

You can drive from Bled to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Bovec, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Piran.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
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Piran — 1 night

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 7th (Sun): kick back and relax at Strunjan Nature Reserve, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then examine the collection at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Tartini Square.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Piran road trip site.

Drive from Bovec to Piran in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bovec in May; daily highs in Piran reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Postojna.
Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
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Postojna — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, then explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, then look for gifts at Guštarna, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Cerknica Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Škocjan Caves and then see the interesting displays at Lipizzan Museum Lipikum.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Postojna trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Piran to Postojna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Piran in May, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Postojna. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
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Slovenia travel guide

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.