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When should you visit very special and unique places in the world that touch you? Places with an atmosphere you can’t describe or where you even get overwhelmed with emotion.

Early to mid-week, earlier in the day, fewer visitors, slightly cooler temps. Easier to photograph and those that live at the site will be more energized to share stories.

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June for the Cavalcade of Planes special event, the perfect time for aviation enthusiasts of all ages to come turn their eyes towards the sky

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During the day, leaving time for ample exploring. Consider going in off seasons if your schedule allows to avoid excessive crowds

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Summer and Fall, dawn to dusk. We found that if you go early in the day, you'll likely be the only people on the trail or near the gorge for a few hours, which offers an unspoiled view of the fierce water.

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All seasons, though I think autumn would be ideal to have the trees as a backdrop for the highly ornate structures on the property. The cooler temps reducing bugs would allow you to hike through the dense woods on their 108 acres.

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It's a year-round destination, even beautiful in winter! Best weather with pleasant temperatures from May to September. However, it gets busy in the peak summer months. During the winter months it's much quieter.

Avoiding Tourist Crowds

Season/Months: If you want to dodge the crowds, don't go in July/August and try to avoid weekends in general. The high season starts mid-June with many tourists visiting the place. It usually gets very crowded in the summer. While it's quieter in the winter, crowds are attracted during Christmas and New Years celebrations. April/May and September/October are great months with a pretty good chance of nice weather and fewer tourists than in summer. Very quiet months (besides Christmas and New Years Eve) are November until February. It can get cold with snow, especially in January. However, winter is a great time to enjoy this place since it's super quiet.

Time of Day: If you visit in the summer, you can avoid the crowds by starting your activities early in the day. For example, visit the iconic Bled Castle first thing in the morning: It opens at 8 AM. It starts to get really crowded around 10 AM. The next morning you could rent a boat and row to Bled Island. Again, if you do this early, you'll dodge the crowds and enjoy a peaceful lake and island. Special tip: When it gets insanely crowded later in the day, wander around Lake Bled, and you'll find at least some spots of solitude. Another idea is to hike a strenuous or longer trail. Most visitors do the short walks only.

Rough weather overview: Lake Bled Climate Information. Detailed Weather: Monthly Weather

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