12 days in Slovenia, Venice & Pula Itinerary

12 days in Slovenia, Venice & Pula Itinerary

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12 days in Slovenia, Venice & Pula Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Predjama, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Škocjan, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Pula, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Canal Grande and Arena di Verona. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Verona (Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli, Museo di Castelvecchio, &more). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary app .

New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Venice is 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: high temperatures in Venice hover around 58°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 18th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, putt your heart out at Mini Golf Bled, then walk around Zdraviliski Park, and finally admire the striking features of Bled Jezero Railway Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, then admire the sheer force of Iglica Waterfall, and finally take some stellar pictures from Ojstrica.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bled road trip website .

You can drive from Venice to Bled in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 31°F in Bled. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Predjama.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Bled Island ©
Bled Island
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica

1
night
Predjama, Slovenia

Predjama ©
Predjama is a small settlement in the Municipality of Postojna in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.LandmarksCastlePredjama Castle, a Renaissance castle and a major tourist attraction in Slovenia, is located at the mouth of a cave just above the settlement.ChurchOur Lady of Sorows Church in the settlement is a chapel of ease of the Parish of Studeno. On the 20th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Predjama trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Bled to Predjama in 1.5 hours. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Skocjan.

Things to do in Predjama

Historic Sites
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Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje ©
Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje

1
night
Škocjan, Slovenia

Škocjan ©
Most people visit Skocjan to tour the famed caves, one of Slovenia's top attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Skocjan Caves.

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Drive from Predjama to Skocjan in an hour. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pula.

Things to do in Škocjan

Parks Nature
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Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves

3
nights
Pula, Croatia

Pula ©
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Attractions like Festinsko Kraljevstvo and Pazin Cave make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Pula: Zarecki Krov (in Pazin), Sopot Waterfall (in Gracisce) and Medieval Theme Park Sanc. Michael (in Svetvincenat). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Alpha Strike Laser Tag, see the interesting displays at Oil mill Grubic, look for gifts at Dolija 08, and have fun at Escape Castle Svetvincenat.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pula journey builder.

Traveling by car from Skocjan to Pula takes 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pula

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pazin, Svetvincenat, Sopot Waterfall, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Festinsko Kraljevstvo
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Festinsko Kraljevstvo ©
Festinsko Kraljevstvo
Pazin Cave ©
Pazin Cave
Medieval Theme Park Sanc. Michael ©
Medieval Theme Park Sanc. Michael

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