Eighteen Days in Austria, Slovenia, and Italy


My trip was eighteen days long, from September 13 through September 30, 2011:

September 12: Fly US to Munich (Portland-Amsterdam, Amsterdam-Munich)
Few hours in Munich
September 13: Train to Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria (2 nights)
Lodging: Pension Herbert
Day trip (bus) to Berchtesgaden, Germany
September 15: Train to Graz
Graz, Austria (1 night)
Lodging: Drei Raben Best Western
September 16: Train to Maribor
Maribor, Slovenia (2 nights)
Lodging: Hotel Orel
Day trip (train) to Ptuj, Slovenia
September 18: Train to Celje
Day visit (stop off the train) to Celje, Slovenia
September 18: Train to Ljubljana
Ljubljana, Slovenia (2 nights)
Lodging: B&B Slamic
Pick up rental car (Sixt) in Ljubljana at bus/train station.
September 20: Drive to Skofja Loka, Slovenia
Stop in town of Skofja Loka
September 20: Drive to Bled via towns of Drazgose, Jamnik, and Kropa
Bled, Slovenia (2 nights)
Lodging: Hotel Vila Bojana
Day trip to Lake Bohinj
September 22: Drive over Vrsic Pass (Julian Alps) down into the Soca Valley, to Kobarid
Kobarid, Slovenia (1 night)
Lodging: Hisa Sonca (B&B), Kobarid
September 23: Drive to Portoroz, Slovenia (stopping in Sanjel, Lipica, Skocjan Caves)
Drop car in Portoroz, short bus ride to Piran
Piran, Slovenia (2 nights)
Lodging: B&B Miracolo di Mare
September 25: Taxi to Trieste; train to Venice
Venice (few hours stop off the train)
September 25: Train Venice to Pisa
Pisa, Italy (2 nights)
Lodging: B&B Le Donzelle di Vettovaglie (1st night)
Lodging: Royal Victoria Hotel (2nd night)
Day trip to Lucca, Italy
September 27: Train to Levanto
Levanto (Cinque Terre), Italy (2 nights)
Lodging: Affittacamere Marco B&B, Levanto
September 29: Train to Milan
Fly to Milan to Amsterdam (KLM)
Amsterdam, Netherlands (1 night)
Lodging: Movenpick
September 30: Fly home Amsterdam – Portland.

 

 

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