How to spend 4 days in Slovenia and 4 days in Crotia?

My parents and I are going back to Europe in July of 2013 and will be seeing the hill towns of Italy for 5 days, the CT for 2 days and then want to go to Slovenia and Crotia and spend 4 days in each Country. We would like to see Ljubljana and Lake bled and Bohinj and the soca valley. In Croatia we would like to see Split, Korucla and Split. We will be taking the train from Florence to Ljubljana and want to know if we can see these places in 4 days each and how should we travel. Car, boat, train or bus? Thanks!

Posted by Greg
Ajdovscina
102 posts

Hi Brendon! Sounds good, can we come too? 4 days isnt really enough time to cover more than you've mentioned, especially if you take travelling time into consideration. There is no train from Florence to Ljubljana so what you should do is take the train to Gorizia and then hop the border and take the train from Nova Gorica to Bled via the Soca Valley. It's very scenic and is more logical if you're heading into Croatia. Spend 2/3 days in Bled and Bohinj. There's plenty to do. One tour we highly recommend is the Emerald River Tour, see
http://www.sloveniaforyou.com/EmeraldRiverAdventureTour.htm for more details. Then head to Ljubljana by bus and spend at least a full day exploring this great city. We recommend eating at the Sokol in the old town and having drinks at Neboticnik Skyscraper. From there you can train it to Zagreb and onto Split but again work out how much time you really have when travelling time is taken out. Cheers

Posted by Brendon
Auburn, Washington, USA
491 posts

THANKS SO MUCH GREG!!! YOUR INFO WAS VERY HELPFUL!!

Posted by Greg
Ajdovscina
102 posts

No worries Brendon, glad to help. Slovenia is an amazing place for a holiday.
Have a great time and if you need more help, let me know. Greg

Posted by joe
Plainfield, IL, USA
2 posts

Within Croatia, you will find that train travel is the slowest mode of transportation. Buses are plentiful and efficient, but be sure to compare travel times as some take a more direct route than others. If you have any other specific questions about travel in Croatia, let me know. Have a great trip!