9 days in Slovenia & Venice Itinerary

9 days in Slovenia & Venice Itinerary

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9 days in Slovenia & Venice Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly + Shuttle:  13 h
1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
2
Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Bovec, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Piran, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
End: Dublin, Ireland

1
night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
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 19th (Tue): stop by Ljubljana Old Town.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana tour app.

Dublin, Ireland to Ljubljana is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Ljubljana is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in May, expect nights in Ljubljana to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for Bled.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town

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nights
Bled, Slovenia

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
You've now added Lake Bled to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bled. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, then hike along Vintgar Gorge, and then explore the activities along Lake Bohinj.

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Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Bled takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Bovec.

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Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vintgar Gorge, Lake Bohinj
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle

2
nights
Bovec, Slovenia

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
When in Bovec, make a side trip to see Tolmin Gorge in Tolmin, approximately Tolmin away. Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfalls, see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, and kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bovec trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bled to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bovec can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Bovec

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Kobarid, Tolmin Gorge
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Zipline
Soča Valley ©
Soča Valley

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nights
Piran, Slovenia

Piran ©
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Sodna palaca, get curious at Magical World of Shells Museum, and then take in the waterfront at Port Piran. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, explore the fascinating underground world of Skocjan Caves, pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Town Hall, and finally make a trip to Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg).

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Piran journey site.

Getting from Bovec to Piran by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bovec in May: high temperatures in Piran hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Piran

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Koper, Portoroz Beach, Škocjan Caves
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Škocjan Caves ©
Škocjan Caves
Tartini Square ©
Tartini Square
Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum

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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 26th (Tue), make a trip to Basilica di San Marco.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Venice online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Piran to Venice in 2.5 hours. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nightlife Outdoors

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