22 days in Slovenian Istria, Bled & Soča Valley Itinerary

22 days in Slovenian Istria, Bled & Soča Valley Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Koper
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Koper
— 6 nights
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Bled
— 9 nights
Drive
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Bovec
— 6 nights
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Drive to Tarvisio Boscoverde, Train to Treviso Centrale, Fly to Dublin

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Koper

— 6 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower and St. Anne's Friary will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Svetilnik Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koper: Boris Lisjak Winery (in Dutovlje), Winery Tilia Estate (in Dobravlje) and Lepa Vida Boutique Winery (in Šempas). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, stroll through Zusterna Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Koper City Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Škocjanski Zatok Nature Reserve.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Koper trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Koper is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in July, things will get a bit warmer in Koper: highs are around 35°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Koper

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Bled

— 9 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Get some cultural insight at Bled Castle and Bled Island. Escape the urban bustle at Vintgar Gorge and Triglav National Park. Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Bohinjsko Jezero (Lake Bohinj, Savica Waterfall, &more), Divje Babe Archaeological Park (in Cerkno) and Mostnica Gorge (in Stara Fužina). There's lots more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Peričnik Falls, stroll through Natural Bathing Place Lajšt, and take some stellar pictures from Straža Bled.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Bled online trip planner.

Getting from Koper to Bled by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Koper in July: high temperatures in Bled hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Bovec

— 6 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Visit Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem) and Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Kayaking & Canoeing. Venture out of the city with trips to Tolmin (Tolmin Gorge & Tolmin Castle on Kozlov Rob), Planica Valley (in Rateče) and Kranjska Gora (Nadiza & Vršič Pass). The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Soča Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Boka Waterfall, explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall, and trek along Krampež Waterfall.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bovec vacation planner.

You can drive from Bled to Bovec in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bovec can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Slovenian Istria travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Churches