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3 Days in Ljubljana: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2015

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From breathtaking architecture to quirky folk museums, there’s plenty to keep travelers busy in the Slovenian capital and with three days to spend, there’s ample time to explore further afield too. Here are a few ideas for how to spend 3 days in Ljubljana.

Day 1: Walk the city
Ljubljana is a city best explored on foot, so start your trip with a walking tour of the city. Admire the Art Nouveau architecture in the central Preseren Square, before crossing Jože Plečnik’s famous Triple Bridge into the Old Town. Here, you can climb the castle tower for a view of the city, stroll the riverside markets, take a peek at the city’s oldest building in Ribji trg Square and stop for lunch at one of the many atmospheric cafes. Once you’ve checked out additional highlights like the Dragon Bridge and the Cathedral of St Nicholas, head to one of the many riverside restaurants for a sunset dinner.  

Day 2: Take a day trip
With its central location, Ljubljana makes a perfect base for exploring the varied Slovene countryside, so make the most of your time by taking a day trip to one of the many nearby attractions. Explore the underground waterfalls and caves of the southern Karst region; enjoy wine tasting in the vineyards surrounding Maribor; get a view from the 11th-century castle in Bled; or venture inside the world famous Postojna caves. In the summer, Mediterranean resorts like Portorož and Piran also make a popular retreat from the city.

Day 3: Get some culture
Spend the morning checking out some of Ljubljana’s many museums, like the Slovene Ethnographic Museum and the Slovene Museum of Natural History, where you can learn about Slovenia’s unique culture and history. Alternatively, the Jože Plečnik exhibition at the Architecture Museum of Ljubljana showcases the works of the country’s most celebrated architect and the National Gallery has an array of works by distinguished local artists. While away the afternoon in the idyllic Tivoli Park, where you can check out the grand Tivoli Mansion and stroll around the Ljubljana zoo. 

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Slovenia in One Day: Small-Group Day Trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle from Ljubljana

Discover three of Slovenia’s top attractions in one day on this scenic small-group day trip from Ljubljana. Marvel at beautiful Lake Bled and ride a ...  Read more

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $133.41

Bled and Bohinj Valley Tour from Ljubljana

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 36 Reviews

Bled is often mentioned as the pearl of the Alpine region due to its emerald-green lake, a church on the island in the middle of the lake and a medieval castle ...  Read more

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.44

Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle Tour from Ljubljana

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 59 Reviews

On this day we take you to the biggest and worldwide known Slovenian cave system - the Postojna caves. A two million years old and 21 km long system of ...  Read more

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.23

Predjama Castle and Postojna Cave Tour from Ljubljana

Visit two of Slovenia’s top attractions in one afternoon on this small-group, half-day tour from Ljubljana. Begin at Predjama Castle, perched on a cliff high ...  Read more

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.87

Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour from Ljubljana

Be enchanted by the fairy-tale sights of Lake Bled and beyond on this small-group, half-day tour from Ljubljana. Travel by air-conditioned minivan to the ...  Read more

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Slovenian Coast Day Trip from Ljubljana

Spend a day uncovering the scenic, cultural and historical delights of the Slovenian coast . Take in panoramic views of the Bay of Trieste from the clifftop ...  Read more

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Slovenia Off-the-Beaten-Path Day Trip from Ljubljana

Spend a day exploring the fascinating sights the tourist maps miss on this day trip from Ljubljana. Typified by Alpine peaks, emerald lakes and medieval towns ...  Read more

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.77

Skocjan Caves and Lipica Stud Farm Day Trip

Visit the Slovenian Karst region’s two showstopper attractions on this full-day tour from Ljubljana. Head to Škocjan Caves Regional Park, one of only two ...  Read more

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $123.32

Portoroz and Piran Tour from Ljubljana

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

When staying in Ljubljana, take some time to visit the Mediterranean world of Slovenia's coastal region. On this tour you'll visit one of the most beautiful ...  Read more

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Bled Sightseeing Tour from Ljubljana

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We recommend to visitors, who are interested in learning something more about Bled, to take a sightseeing tour around this resort. Bled was discovered by the ...  Read more

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Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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