11 days in Albania & Slovenia Itinerary

11 days in Albania & Slovenia Itinerary

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11 days in Albania & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Kosice, Slovakia
Drive:  13​h
1
Himare, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
2
Postojna, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kobarid, Slovenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bled, Slovenia
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Kosice, Slovakia


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2
nights
Himare, Albania

Himare ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello, then explore the historical opulence of Porto Palermo Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gjipe Beach. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Palase Beach and then kick back and relax at Dhermi Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Himare visit planning website .

Kosice, Slovakia to Himare is an approximately 17.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kosice to Himare due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kosice in June, expect Himare to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Postojna.

Things to do in Himare

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Palase Beach, Dhermi Beach
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Gjipe Beach ©
Gjipe Beach
Palase Beach ©
Palase Beach
Penisola Di Porto Palermo e Castello ©

1
night
Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, then explore the fascinating underground world of Krizna Jama Cave, and then explore the activities along Cerknica Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Caves and then explore the fascinating underground world of Skocjan Caves.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Postojna day trip planning website .

Getting from Himare to Postojna by car takes about 15.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Himare to Postojna, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Himare in July: high temperatures in Postojna hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Kobarid.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cerknica Lake, Krizna Jama Cave, Skocjan Caves
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Postojna Caves ©
Postojna Caves
Krizna Jama Cave ©
Krizna Jama Cave
Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves

2
nights
Kobarid, Slovenia

Kobarid ©
Kobarid is a settlement in Slovenia, the administrative centre of the Municipality of Kobarid.Kobarid is known for the 1917 Battle of Caporetto, where the Italian retreat was documented by Ernest Hemingway in his novel A Farewell to Arms. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Slap Kozjak, explore the stunning scenery at Virje Waterfall, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Denkmal Am Predilpass, see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum (Kobariski muzej), then explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge, and finally appreciate the views at Soca Valley.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kobarid trip planner .

You can drive from Postojna to Kobarid in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Kobarid can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Bled.

Things to do in Kobarid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bovec, Tolmin Gorge
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Slap Kozjak ©
Slap Kozjak
Virje Waterfall ©
Virje Waterfall
Soca Valley ©
Soca Valley

4
nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Vintgar Gorge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps and Lake Jasna. Take a break from Bled with a short trip to Vogel Ski Center in Bohinjsko Jezero, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Bled, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bled day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kobarid to Bled takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Kranjska Gora, Vogel Ski Center
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Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Lake Jasna ©
Lake Jasna
Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps ©
Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps

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