21 days in Venice & Slovenia Itinerary

21 days in Venice & Slovenia Itinerary

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21 days in Venice & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train + Bus:  9​h
2
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kobarid, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Postojna, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Piran, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

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.
On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice online tour itinerary planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Venice is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Venice. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ljubljana Free Tour - Ljubljana Communist Tour, Ljubljana Free Tour and Watermelon Ljubljana by Bike. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Tivoli Park, appreciate the history behind Vodnik Square (Vodnikov trg), take in the views from Triple Bridge, and get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall (Magistrat).

Plan my day in Ljubljana using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Venice to Ljubljana in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice in May, Ljubljana is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel to Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Watermelon Ljubljana by Bike ©
Watermelon Ljubljana by Bike
Ljubljana Free Tour ©
Ljubljana Free Tour

3
nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Bohinj, Triglav National Park and Vintgar Gorge. On the 17th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bled Island, and then hike along Vintgar Gorge. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Triglav National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Straza Bled, then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Parish Church, and finally explore the activities along Lake Bohinj.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bled day trip planner .

You can drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kobarid.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Bohinj, Vintgar Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Triglav National Park ©
Triglav National Park
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

2
nights
Kobarid, Slovenia

Kobarid ©
At the very heart of picturesque Soca Valley, Kobarid delivers some of the most stunning views of Slovenia's highest peaks, as well as a chance to enjoy some exciting alpine rivers.
You've now added Kosec Gorge to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Isonzo, admire the sheer force of Slap Kozjak, snap pictures at Bridge of Napoleon, and don't miss a visit to Italian Charnel House.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kobarid trip site .

You can drive from Bled to Kobarid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kobarid can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 12th (Sat), you're off toPostojna.

Things to do in Kobarid

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tolmin Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Kozjak Waterfalls ©
Kozjak Waterfalls
Isonzo ©
Isonzo
Tolmin Gorge ©
Tolmin Gorge

2
nights
Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna ©
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Skocjan Caves and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Postojna attractions planning website .

Getting from Kobarid to Postojna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Skocjan Caves
Highlights from your plan
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves

3
nights
Piran, Slovenia

Piran ©
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Piran is known for historic sites, childrens museums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg), learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and view the masterpieces at Nika's Tiny House.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Piran trip planner.

Traveling by car from Postojna to Piran takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Postojna in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Piran. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Koper, Portoroz
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg) ©
Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg)
Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take a stroll through Cannaregio, look for gifts at Oreficeria Boscolo Gioie, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio dei Crociferi, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta detta I Gesuiti, appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Venice vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Piran to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Gallerie dell'Accademia ©
Gallerie dell'Accademia
Walking tours

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