Wanted to get an opinion or two.
I am fascinated by a few places in Slovenia so would love to devote more time to it but rest of trip is booked so this is the only option or leave to another year. These 2 days are mid-trip basically.
Lake Bled is the primary draw, it is on my bucket list as a photographer.
Original plan for these 2 nights was to make the drive from the Dolomites to Bavaria, Germany staying next to Neuschwanstein Castle to visit the castle, take photos, etc... and then drive from there returning the car to Venice.
I have a hotel booked these 2 nights which can be cancelled with no penalty.
Due to rain and some ongoing construction a trail near the castle and the main scenic walking bridge are both closed which while not affecting logistics makes the location a little less desirable than it previously was. It is possible the repair work will be done before we get there.
Both Neuschwanstein and Lake Bled are on my bucket list.
I compared Lake Bled's driving time and though longer from our base in the Dolomites on the first day is a closer ride to Venice at the end and overall is an hour less driving for the total trip.
I think either is worth the driving time personally.
Would only have 2 nights see two potential places to stay which look nice and habve availability on our Sept dates in Bled, Hotel Villa Bled or Hotel Kompas ; lean hotel Kompas due to enclosed pool which would be nice in case of inclimate weather.
Would want to also sneak out for either a sunrise or sunset one day in Jamnik which is not too far away ; about 35 min each way according to google maps.
Otherwise spend the time (basically just 1 full day) taking the boat over to the island in Bled, walking around the island, walking to the viewpoints high up surrounding the lake, etc... is it easy to access the main viewpoints of the island for photos?
Enjoying the views mostly.
On the way to Venice may be worthwhile to stop at Skocjan Caves? or Predjama Castle?
What do you think does this plan sound better than a trip to Neuschwanstein castle for these 2 nights? I cannot do both obviously. This would be kind of a last minute change of plans so may need to be sold this is a better idea than my other plan.
Both are admittedly rushed though for the Neuschanstein Castle 2 nights is the absolute max I would stay there whereas Slovenia I could spend more days and easily find things to occupy the time.