What we'd like to see in Slovenia: Ljubljana, Julian Alps, Lake Bled, Piran, Predjama Castle, maybe some caves (my husband wants a seaside holiday)
Planning 5 nights in Slovenia in mid-May. Husband and I are flying from Vancouver via Frankfurt. We're in our 50s and feel the jet lag a lot more than we used to, and we find the accommodation available on the coast preferable to what I originally planned (hoped) in Ljubljana. Our daughter and her Swiss boyfriend will be joining us and I know he will also prefer a seaside (vs historical or mountain) holiday.
Originally I thought we'd take daytrips from Ljubljana, but now it looks like day trips from one of the seaside places. We will rent a car and have two drivers familiar with driving in Europe. My question is if we are better to do day trips from the coast to the Julian Alps and Lake Bled, or if we should book accommodation there instead?
Any comments in general about this trip are appreciated (recommendations, etc). I find it so hard to judge distances with places I've never been. Some seemingly short drives are onerous, other seemingly long drives flash by in a blink . . .