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Location: Brnik - Aerodrom

Day 1 - 22 Aug 2021

Ljubljana Airport

Brnik - Aerodrom, Ljubljana Airport

Content: We landed at Ljubljana airport and then took the airport bus(4€). It takes 45 mins to city. The airport bus is definitely a cheaper option than the airport taxis. There is no Uber in Ljubljana, at least when we were there

Location: Ljubljana

Day 1 - 22 Aug 2021

Ljubljana

Ljubljana, Ljubljana
Ljubljana, Ljubljana

Content: We booked our hotel, Aparthotel Cross Street 4, which was right in the old town yet inexpensive. We checked in, freshened up and then went out to take a walk in the old town. Since we just arrived this day, we kept it less hectic.

Prešeren Square

Ljubljana, Prešeren Square
Ljubljana, Prešeren Square
Ljubljana, Prešeren Square
Ljubljana, Prešeren Square

Content: This is the main square. It is very colorful and lively and roughly 5 mins walk from the hotel. It is at the center or Ljubljana. The pink church (Franciscan Church of the Annunciation) is at the same square. Also, we took our time to enjoy performances and the lively atmosphere there.

Ljubljana Cathedral

Ljubljana, Ljubljana Cathedral

Content: The church has 2 massive bronze doors and the interior is breathtaking. Absolutely worth visiting.

Town Square

Ljubljana, Town Square
Ljubljana, Town Square

Content: Close to the cathedral is the town square of Ljubljana - very colorful. Ljubljana town hall is located in the square. These pictures were taken from the town hall.

Novi trg

Ljubljana, Novi trg
Ljubljana, Novi trg

Content: This is a very colorful square with a beautiful fountain in the center of the square. This place is prefect for some vacation shopping. I bought a nice hat and nothing much as my husband was with me- not the best person to go shopping with.

Banka Slovenije

Ljubljana, Banka Slovenije

Content: We took our first boat ride in Ljubljana - in a bigger group in the afternoon. The ride costs 10€ per person. I would highly recommend this as the boat ride gives an opportunity to see this colorful city from another angle during the day.

Restavracija Most

Ljubljana, Restavracija Most

Content: We headed to one of the restaurants close to our hotel, Restavracija Most. The food was really good- specially the fish dishes.

Location: Ljubljana

Day 2 - 23 Aug 2021

Mariposa specialty coffee roasters

Ljubljana, Mariposa specialty coffee roasters

Content: This is a little hectic day , so we started a little early around 9 AM. We had breakfast as Mariaposa. I loved the coffee there and it was our regular breakfast place.

Ljubljana Castle

Ljubljana, Ljubljana Castle
Ljubljana, Ljubljana Castle
Ljubljana, Ljubljana Castle
Ljubljana, Ljubljana Castle
Ljubljana, Ljubljana Castle
Ljubljana, Ljubljana Castle

Content: We started our day by visiting Ljubljana Castle - a key landmark of the city.The garden of the castle is beautiful and the castle complex gives stunning views of Ljubljana city. There are quite a few view points inside the castle- so we took our time exploring the castle and the garden and getting some photos.

Museum of Puppetry

Ljubljana, Museum of Puppetry
Ljubljana, Museum of Puppetry

Content: I am not a big museum fan but this is a quirk one. Also, it was included in the castle entrance ticket. My husband found the puppets a little creepy, but I found them pretty fascinating. We took the castle funicular down to the old town.

Pizzerija in Restavracija Promenada

Ljubljana, Pizzerija in Restavracija Promenada
Ljubljana, Pizzerija in Restavracija Promenada

Content: Petkovšek Embankment is a perfect place to have lunch. We had our lunch at Pizzerija in Restavracija Promenada by the water. The food was simple but tasty and the view was the cherry on the cake.

Dragon Bridge

Ljubljana, Dragon Bridge

Content: After lunch, we took a walk to Ljubljana’s iconic Dragon bridge, also known as Zmajski most. The dragon is a symbol of the protector of Ljubljana According to local legends, when a virgin crosses the bridge, the dragons will wag their tails. It

Butchers' Bridge

Ljubljana, Butchers' Bridge
Ljubljana, Butchers' Bridge

Content: We walked straight for 2 mins to the Butcher’s bridge. It connects the Ljubljana Central Market(famous for its architecture) and the Petkovšek Embankment. The dragon bridge is visible from this bridge. Apart from the sculptures, there are many love locks.

Ljubljana Central Market

Ljubljana, Ljubljana Central Market
Ljubljana, Ljubljana Central Market

Content: This is a riverside market building famous for its architecture. This market place and square are monuments of national significance. The market has something to offer every season- both indoor and outdoor. You can find fresh fruits, vegetables, meat products, dairy products, textiles, souvenirs - almost everything you can think of. The market is open till 18:00 on weekdays and closed on Sundays.

Cacao Ljubljana

Ljubljana, Cacao Ljubljana
Ljubljana, Cacao Ljubljana

Content: I needed some caffeine to keep me going. We found this nice cafe Cacao by the river and had a fika there.

Tivoli Park

Ljubljana, Tivoli Park
Ljubljana, Tivoli Park
Ljubljana, Tivoli Park

Content: We took a 15 mins walk to Tivoli Park. It is a beautiful park and absolutely worth visiting.

Ljubljanski dvor

Ljubljana, Ljubljanski dvor
Ljubljana, Ljubljanski dvor

Content: We headed back to Petkovšek Embankment and had a nice dinner with the view of the castle at Ljubljanski Dvor. Tagliatelle Bolognese was very tasty.

Barka Ljubljanica

Ljubljana, Barka Ljubljanica

Content: We booked the couple’s boat ride in advance(must be reserved in advance). We send an email 15 days before our trip to get information and then book the couple’s boat ride. https://www.barka-ljubljanica.si/en/contact-and-pricelist/ It is an amazing experience to enjoy the sunset and the beautiful bridges, all lit up, with a welcome drink and some fruits and also see the city from another angel. If you do not want couple’s boat trip, you can simple join their regular boats. The rides during the day and in the evening are both worth it as the city does look different.

Location: Ljubljana

Day 3 - 24 Aug 2021

Bus Station Ljubljana

Ljubljana, Bus Station Ljubljana

Content: This is the most awaited day of the trip- visiting Lake Bled. Bled is a one hour bus ride from Ljubljana bus station (local buses run from Ljubljana every hour).The buses are pretty comfortable and you can enjoy stunning views of the Alps. We took the bus at 10 AM from Ljubljana bus station.

Location: Bled

Day 3 - 24 Aug 2021

Bled Bus Station

Bled, Bled Bus Station
Bled, Bled Bus Station

Content: We reached Bled in an hour. As we got off the bus, from that point, we could see the stunning lake. We started walking towards Bled Castle - our first stop in Bled.

Bled Castle

Bled, Bled Castle
Bled, Bled Castle
Bled, Bled Castle

Content: There is a steep walkway for 15 to 20 minutes. The view from the castle is breathtaking.

Mala Osojnica Trailhead

Bled, Mala Osojnica Trailhead
Bled, Mala Osojnica Trailhead
Bled, Mala Osojnica Trailhead

Content: We walked around the lake towards the Mala Osojnica Trailhead . Close to that point on the opposite side, we found a boat rental place. All of them charge the same, but if you want to spend more time on the island and spending the least money, this is one of the best places to rent a boat - 10 to 15 mins to the island(20€ per hour) There are also boats for 10 or 20 people - cheaper option but we preferred our own boat.

Bled Island

Bled, Bled Island
Bled, Bled Island
Bled, Bled Island

Content: Finding a place to park your boat can be a little tricky at the island but we managed to do somehow. We took the stairs up to the island. We bought the ticket for the church on the island. The one thing I liked about the church was definitely the view from there. You can get similar views from the island as well, so you can skip the church if you do not want to or do not have enough time. The island has a nice cafe- coffee with a beautiful view. We took the boat back to the mainland.

Mala Osojnica Trailhead

Bled, Mala Osojnica Trailhead
Bled, Mala Osojnica Trailhead

Content: Once we returned the boat we headed towards Mala Osojnica Trailhead for the hike(670m) Now, there are two options- the harder and steeper path starts at Mala Osojnica Trailhead. However, the less steep and easier one starts at Zaka - a bay on the west side of Lake Bled. This is an unmarked path but only 190m hike rather than 670 m. There are two view points, the topmost one is Mala Osojnica, which gives breathtaking views of Lake bled(Second photo). It may appear 7 or 8 mins walk but takes at least 1 hour. We got some sandwiches from bled bus station which we ate at the view point. That is absolutely ok as many people ate there, just make sure you do not litter the place. We got down the other way towards Zaka( the easier path)

Velika Zaka

Bled, Velika Zaka

Content: Once we were at zaka, we just took our shoes off and got into bathing clothes(do wear your bikini under your clothes). We just swam in the lake and sunbathe for a short while. The water was not cold at all.

Cesta svobode 18

Bled, Cesta svobode 18

Content: Then we visited Café Belvedere to have the famous Bled cake. We reserved a table the day before and it is highly recommended to book in advance. However, you do not necessarily have to go to this place, any confectionery in Bled serves this cake.

Straža Bled

Bled, Straža Bled
Bled, Straža Bled

Content: We headed to Straža, Bled. If you wish to add some adrenal rush to your Bled trip, do visit this place. In summer, you can go for a toboggan ride with the view of the lake. You can ride on the sledding track on spring and autumn. To save time, we bought the ticket for chairlift and summer toboggan ride -price 13 euros. You can also hike to the toboggan point after buying your toboggan ticket.

Oštarija Peglez'n

Bled, Oštarija Peglez'n
Bled, Oštarija Peglez'n
Bled, Oštarija Peglez'n
Bled, Oštarija Peglez'n

Content: We already reserved a table at Oštarija Peglez'n for dinner, as it gets crowded during dinner. The Food was amazing, good portions and not expensive at all. The restaurant offers beautiful view of the lake and also the bled castle.

Heart of Bled

Bled, Heart of Bled
Bled, Heart of Bled

Content: We walked towards ‘the heart of bled’ for a beautiful sunset and took some photos. Then we headed to the bus stop and took the bus around 9 PM back to Ljubljana. Reached Ljubljana around 10.

Location: Ljubljana

Day 4 - 25 Aug 2021

Bus Station Ljubljana

Ljubljana, Bus Station Ljubljana

Content: We started our 5th day a little late. We headed for Koper- a port city of Slovenia Riviera. There are public buses every hour that operates till pretty late in the evening as well.

Location: Koper - Capodistria

Day 4 - 25 Aug 2021

Koper bus station

Koper - Capodistria, Koper bus station

Content: The bus stop is a short walking distance from the city center. We got the bus schedule from the ticket office. We headed to the Old town square of Koper.

Tito Square

Koper - Capodistria, Tito Square
Koper - Capodistria, Tito Square
Koper - Capodistria, Tito Square
Koper - Capodistria, Tito Square

Content: We started walking towards Tito square. The walk along the colorful small streets of Koper was perfect for photos. We took some photos in the square and went around the colorful old town.

Pekarna Rina, pekarstvo in trgovina d.o.o.

Koper - Capodistria, Pekarna Rina, pekarstvo in trgovina d.o.o.

Content: I wanted to eat something light. I read in a blog about Pekarna Rina which serves delicious burek so headed there. They also had vegetarian burek.

Location: Unknown

Day 4 - 25 Aug 2021

Mestna plaža Koper

Unknown, Mestna plaža Koper

Content: After that we headed to the beach, Mestna plaža - swam and sunbathe

Location: Koper - Capodistria

Day 4 - 25 Aug 2021

Kavarna Cappuccino Kroštola

Koper - Capodistria, Kavarna Cappuccino Kroštola

Content: I was about to dose off there, so desperately needed some coffee and luckily, there were cafes and bar near the beach.

Hlavatyjev Park / Parco Robert Hlavaty

Koper - Capodistria, Hlavatyjev Park / Parco Robert Hlavaty
Koper - Capodistria, Hlavatyjev Park / Parco Robert Hlavaty
Koper - Capodistria, Hlavatyjev Park / Parco Robert Hlavaty

Content: We walked by the water and sat on one of the benches there for sometime. The view there was very beautiful and perfect for good photos and reels.

Koper bus station

Koper - Capodistria, Koper bus station

Content: We went back to the bus station, bought our return ticket. As we already had the schedule, our bus was about to arrive in 10 minutes. We boarded the bus and headed back to Ljubljana.

Location: Ljubljana

Day 5 - 26 Aug 2021

Ljubljana

Ljubljana, Ljubljana

Content: We booked a trip from viator for Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle beforehand. There are many options to choose from - both private and group. We chose small group trip duration(5 to 7 hours)

Best Western Premier Hotel Slon

Ljubljana, Best Western Premier Hotel Slon

Content: After breakfast at Mariposa, we packed some sandwiches and headed towards Best Western Premier Hotel Slon which was our pickup point. We headed towards Predjama Castle.

Location: Postojna

Day 5 - 26 Aug 2021

Predjama Castle

Postojna, Predjama Castle

Content: We reached Predjama Castle nested under a natural cliff archway, roughly an hour drive.

Postojna Cave

Postojna, Postojna Cave
Postojna, Postojna Cave

Content: Next we headed to Postojna Cave. With our guide, we got on a mini-train into its network of caves and caverns which makes up the largest karst cave in the country. The times on this trip are not very accurate as we followed whatever was asked by our guide.

Location: Ljubljana

Day 5 - 26 Aug 2021

Restavracija Most

Ljubljana, Restavracija Most

Content: Around 6:30 or 7 PM, we reached Ljubljana. We headed to Restavracija Most for dinner. We had dinner there on our first and last night in Ljubljana and we enjoyed both meals.

Ljubljana

Ljubljana, Ljubljana
Ljubljana, Ljubljana
Ljubljana, Ljubljana
Ljubljana, Ljubljana

Content: This was our last evening in Ljubljana, so after dinner we went for a city stroll. There was again a live performance in the old town by some Slovenian band and the atmosphere was lively. I highly recommend the evening walks here in the city. Couldn’t find the exact location here though.

Location: Ljubljana

Day 6 - 27 Aug 2021

Aparthotel Cross Street 4

Ljubljana, Aparthotel Cross Street 4

Content: Last day we checked out from our hotel and left our bags at the reception.

Town Square

Ljubljana, Town Square
Ljubljana, Town Square
Ljubljana, Town Square

Content: We headed to the old town and walked throught he narrow streets of Ljubljana. We went to the central market to buy some souvenirs. We took a long stroll in the old town- walking through all the small colorful streets. I would highly recommend this as this city is very colorful and this time we came across some new pretty spots.

Nobel Burek

Ljubljana, Nobel Burek

Content: I had a craving for Burek that day. I would highly recommend trying it here at Nobel Burek. It can be both vegetarian or meat. We packed 3 burek and headed back to our hotel to get our luggage. Then we walked to Ljubljana bus stop. The airport bus picked us up from there.