How to Spend 2 Days in Bled
With two days in Bled, you’ll have time to see the best of this Slovenian resort town plus enjoy the many outdoor opportunities that await in the surrounding mountains. Here are a few ways to create a 48-hour itinerary that suits your interests.
Day 1: Discover Natural and Historical Attractions
**Morning:**Start your stay on a high note with a hot-air-balloon ride for bird’s-eye perspectives of the Julian Alps and Lake Bled, ending with a glass of bubbly. Alternatively, find your thrills on the ground with a white-water-rafting tour or canyoning experience.
**Afternoon:**Bled’s three main attractions can be visited together: Lake Bled, Bled Castle (Blejski Grad), and Bled Island. Head to the 9th-century fortress first to explore its medieval artifacts, wine cellar, and overlooks, and then get out on the water on a stand-up paddleboard or boat, which you can use to reach the tiny island and its church.
**Night:**Enjoy Bled’s walkability by visiting a restaurant for dinner followed by a lakefront stroll, or perhaps learn about Slovenian wine during a wine-tasting session at a local cellar. You can sample different varietals with a guide who will tell you about winemaking in this small country.
Day 2: Explore the Great Outdoors and Slovenian Capital
**Morning:**If you’re interested in more of Slovenia’s natural wonders, take a day trip to Triglav National Park and the Emerald River to see waterfalls, valleys, and lakes. Or opt for a kayaking tour through the dark tunnels of underground mines.
**Afternoon:**Go exploring by bike for an active yet relaxing way to see more of Bled; if you’d prefer not to work too hard, electric bikes are often available instead of standard bicycles. To get out of town, opt for a bike tour of Vintgar Gorge, a picturesque canyon on a nearby river.
**Night:**Head into Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana for an evening of culture at a traditional dinner and folk dancing event. Or perhaps you’d prefer to experience the city’s bar scene on a pub crawl, which is a great way to meet other travelers. Private transfers from Bled to Ljubljana are available so you don’t have to drive.