Adriatic Road Trip – Week 3

Let’s continue this amazing Adriatic road trip, shall we?

During the first week, you have visited some amazing destinations in Slovenia and Croatia, including seven gorgeous cities and four UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Week two was spent visiting historic sites, national parks, three countries and two additional UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

At the end of the second week, you arrived in Lake Bled, Slovenia, which is where you will start the third and last week of your once-in-a-lifetime Adriatic road trip.

Adriatic Road Trip – Week 3

Day 15: Lake Bled

Picture-perfect Lake Bled will be your base for four more nights. This gives you the time to explore this stunning mountainous region in more detail. You have probably already taken a look around yesterday night and gotten your bearings, so today is all about enjoying the surroundings. Rent a canoe or kayak and head out for a fun day on the lake. Spend the night in the Lake Bled area.

Adriatic Road Trip: Boats on Lake Bled
Boats on Lake Bled

Day 16: Lake Bled

Strap on your hiking boots and go for a walk in the area. There are several excellent hiking trails, including one that runs around the lake and doesn’t take longer than two hours. In the afternoon, choose another hike, but this time make sure to head to higher altitudes for amazing views of the lake. Spend the night in the Lake Bled area.

Adriatic Road Trip: Lake Bled
Lake Bled

Day 17: Lake Bled – Julian Alps – Lake Bled

Get up early in the morning and hop in your rental car for a quick drive to the spectacular Julian Alps. Again, there are numerous hiking trails in the region—consult a local tourist office if you require more information and maps. This region is home to some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Europe, and the beauty of it all is that it’s relatively quiet. After a full day in the mountains, head back to Bled and spend the night.

Adriatic Road Trip: Julian Alps
Julian Alps

Day 18: Lake Bled – Venice (3 hours)

After more than three days of lakes and mountains, it is time to drive back to the coast and to the place where you started your Adriatic road trip eighteen days ago, Venice. Take your time enjoying the Slovenian countryside and definitely stop at the Skocjan Caves on the way. These enormous caves are of such natural importance that they are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return your rental car and spend three nights in Venice.

Adriatic Road Trip: Skocjan Caves
Skocjan Caves

Day 19: Venice

Dedicate a full day to exploring Venice, easily one of the most beautiful cities in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at your own pace. Walk along the many canals, cross countless bridges and take your time admiring the stunning architecture.

Adriatic Road Trip: Grand Canal, Venice
Grand Canal, Venice

Day 20: Venice

Repeat the previous day. There is no way you will have seen everything Venice has to offer in one day, so there is a lot left for you to see and do today. Visit a couple of museums and definitely go on a canal tour.

Adriatic Road Trip: San Marco Square, Venice
San Marco Square, Venice

Day 21: Venice

Take the last photos on your Adriatic road trip before hopping on a plane, train or bus back home (depending on where you come from, of course).

Adriatic Road Trip: Rialto Bridge, Venice
Rialto Bridge, Venice

In these seven days, you will have visited one of the most striking lakes in the world, one of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful cities on the planet and two additional UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

About Bram


Bram is a Belgian guy who's currently living in the USA. For over four years now, he has been wandering the globe, with jobs here and there in between. So far, his travels have taken him to four continents and twenty-two countries. Bram likes to try different styles of travelling: from backpacker and adventurer to tourist and local, he has been all those stereotypes and probably will be many more in the future. You can follow his adventures on his travel blog, on Twitter and on Facebook.

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