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We are a couple early 60's and enjoy a mix of nature, old towns and cities. Going mid May 2018
Plan to :
-Fly into TRS (cost); Private shuttle to Ljubljana arriving around 2 PM.
-2 nights in Ljubljana.
-Rent car and proceed to Logarska Dolina for 2 nights. Not sure where to stay yet. Have seen some good farm stay reviews.
-Proceed to Lake Bled on the northern route.
-Lake Bled 2 nights (Lake, Vintgar Gorge, Cable Car to Vogel)
-Transit Vrsic Pass to Tolmin for 1 night (Tolmin Gorge)
-Drop rental car at TRS. ( I have factored in the one way drop off fee)
-Fly out of TRS Noon .
I wonder whether we should spend 2 nights in Logarska Dolina and whether we should we spend our last night in Tolmin? If not, any suggestions where we can stay with fairly close proximity to TRS ( Say within 2 hours)?
Thanks in advance for your help!

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Why don't you fly into Ljubljana?

Consider Lake Bohinj which is vastly more beautiful in my opinion and has the wildflower festival in May.

Consider a couple of days on the coast where Slovenia really shines. Piran is lovely.

The weather in May in the mountains will still be quite cool.

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Trieste was a lot cheaper than LJU.
We are accustomed to the cold as we are from the Northeast US
Thanks for the Bohinj tip. Any thoughts on where to stay there?

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We rented an apartment in a family village house in the mountain above Bohinj’s eastern side. Found it on homeaway.

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Bohinj makes more sense for more of a "back to nature" experience if that's what you prefer. Lake Bohinj is much less developed than Lake Bled, which is a popular, developed resort. I still think Lake Bled is a must-see in Slovenia especially if you are nearby. Even though I didn't find the town of Bled particularly charming, it makes a convenient base for exploring the area, and there are more restaurants and shops than in the Bohinj area. People who prefer nature to towns would probably prefer Bohinj.

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Why not drop off car in Koper and go by shuttle to Trieste airport. Probably less complicated and cheaper with door to door service. You can stay in Piran for the last day.

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Hi, as a local from Ljubljana, I would definitely suggest to you to stay in the city when there is a Farmer's market (Mon to Sat) till 3 pm, when is Open kitchen (open air food festival)- on Fridays from 11 am to 11 pm and maybe on Sunday morning for Antiquity fair (you do not need to buy anything, just the atmosphere is great).
Others: I do agree. Stay in Bohinj, you will like it more. Bled do just on the way to Bohinj. Instead of Vintgar Gorge (which is overcrowded) do Mostnica gorge in Bohinj!

Wish you a great Spring in our Slovenia, with love,

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My wife and I stayed at the Lenar Farmstay in Logarska Dolina for several nights last September. The valley is pretty and very peaceful, but unfortunately (for us) it rained every day. We walked the 5 km to the road end and encountered at most a dozen other tourists, likely because of the weather. The clouds hid the higher peaks. We enjoyed the Farmstay (room, breakfast) as well as an overnight stay down-valley at Lubno ob Savinja (we were touring on bicycles, starting from Kamnik). We had stayed overnight at Lake Bohinj a few years earlier about the same time of year and had great weather. If I had to choose one place or the other to recommend for a first time visitor, I would go with Lake Bohinj as a destination to spend time in. But I found the journey to Logarska Dolina was more interesting (views & places to potentially visit) than the journey to Lake Bohinj (we started in Skofja Loka). So to muddy my recommendation, with your car a loop trip that includes Logarska Dolina & the bit of Austria to the north might be more memorable than one that includes L.B. As for Vrsic Pass...I highly recommend the slow road through the Radovna Valley linking Bled & Kranjska Gora, or even a loop out of Bled that includes that road and the main highway.