14 days in Slovenia & South Tyrol Dolomites Itinerary

14 days in Slovenia & South Tyrol Dolomites Itinerary

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
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Piran, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Bovec, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Dobbiaco, Italy
— 1 night
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Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 4 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parasailing & Paragliding and Wine Tasting Bled. Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Bled (Bled Castle, Mala Osojnica, &more), Old Town Centre of Radovljica (in Radovljica) and Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, stroll around Tivoli Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Ljubljana trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ljubljana is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Tel Aviv in September, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Ljubljana: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Piran.
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Piran, Slovenia — 3 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Escape the urban bustle at Portorož Beach and Svetilnik Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Strunjan Nature Reserve and Walls of Piran. Go for a jaunt from Piran to Škocjan to see Škocjan Caves about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, enjoy the sand and surf at Zusterna Beach, see the interesting displays at Izolana - House of the Sea, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Piran sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Piran takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in September, expect Piran to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bovec.
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Bovec, Slovenia — 3 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vršič Pass and Kozjak Waterfall. Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Soča Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bovec: Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin) and Kranjska Gora (The Russian Chapel, Lake Jasna, &more). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Virje Waterfall and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Bovec trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Piran to Bovec in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Piran in October, expect Bovec to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dobbiaco.
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Dobbiaco, Italy — 1 night

On the 5th (Wed), explore the activities along Lago di Dobbiaco, stroll through Pista Ciclabile Val Pusteria Pusterbike, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Drau Cycle Route, and finally explore the activities along Lago di Braies.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dobbiaco travel planning website.

Drive from Bovec to Dobbiaco in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bohinjsko Jezero.
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Bohinjsko Jezero, Slovenia — 2 nights

The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Savica Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mostnica Gorge, then get around town with Vogel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bohinj, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then examine the collection at Oplen House Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bohinjsko Jezero travel planner.

Traveling by car from Dobbiaco to Bohinjsko Jezero takes 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bohinjsko Jezero can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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