19 days in Slovenia & Plitvice Lakes National Park Itinerary

19 days in Slovenia & Plitvice Lakes National Park Itinerary

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Bled, Slovenia
— 7 nights
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Postojna, Slovenia
— 6 nights
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip itinerary planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Ljubljana is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Jerusalem in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Ljubljana, with highs around 31°C, while nights are colder with lows around 15°C. You will leave for Bled on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Bled, Slovenia

— 7 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Škofja Loka Castle, Kobarid Museum, Kozjak Waterfall, and other attractions. Visiting Lake Bled and Savica Waterfall will get you outdoors. When in Bled, make a side trip to see Lake Bohinj in Bohinjsko Jezero, approximately Bohinjsko Jezero away.

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Drive from Ljubljana to Bled in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Postojna, Slovenia

— 6 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.
Kozjak Waterfall has been added to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Predjama Castle and Snežnik Castle. Family-friendly places like Magical World of Shells Museum and Church of St. Francis of Assisi will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Postojna: Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum (in Piran), Kobarid Museum (in Kobarid) and Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity (in Hrastovlje). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, examine the collection at Toplar Double Hayrack, explore the historical opulence of Štanjel Castle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower.

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Drive from Bled to Postojna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Postojna

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

— 2 nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Plitvice Lakes National Park. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Rastoke.

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Traveling by car from Postojna to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Enigmarium, make a trip to Mestni Trg, and then stop by Ljubljana Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Triglav National Park.

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Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Ljubljana takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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Slovenia travel guide

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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.