You can easily drive to the Slovenian coast via the motorway. The drive takes about 1.5-2 hours (165 km). The towns of Piran, Koper, Portorož and Izola are well worth a visit. From Koper it is only about 10km to Trieste/Italy. Another tip is Venice: distance approx. 270 km. Day trips are offered from Bled by bus or you can drive yourself. You can find more tips under Surrounding.