8 days in Slovenia & Trieste Itinerary

8 days in Slovenia & Trieste Itinerary

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Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Piran, Slovenia
— 1 night
Trieste, Italy
— 1 night
Shuttle to Ljubljana, Fly to Zurich


Bled, Slovenia

— 3 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bohinjsko Jezero (Lake Bohinj & Hike&Bike Slovenia). Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bled Island.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bled trip itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Bled is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
On the 19th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, and then take in the views from Triple Bridge. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, then explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and finally snap pictures at Dragon Bridge.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ljubljana planner.

You can drive from Bled to Ljubljana in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Piran.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Piran, Slovenia

— 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 21st (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves and then admire the landmark architecture of Taverna Koper. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do sightseeing your way with All Year eBiking, don't miss a visit to Walls of Piran, admire the striking features of Sodna palaca, then get curious at Magical World of Shells Museum, and finally make a trip to Tartini Square.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Piran trip website.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Piran in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Piran is a bit warmer than Ljubljana - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Trieste.

Things to do in Piran

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Trieste, Italy

— 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Carso Triestino, see the interesting displays at Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba, browse the exhibits of Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico, make a trip to Molo Audace, then make a trip to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, and finally appreciate the history behind Le Ragazze di Trieste.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Trieste trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Piran to Trieste takes an hour. In September in Trieste, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Trieste

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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.