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Introducing Slovenia

Nestled between Italy, Austria, and Croatia, Slovenia features unique scenery, interesting folk culture, and an impeccable food scene that utilizes fresh, local ingredients and borrows techniques and flavors from its neighboring countries.

When is the best time to visit?
May through September is the best season to take advantage of the many opportunities for outdoor recreation in Slovenia, while skiers and winter enthusiasts are drawn to this area during the colder months. Read more

Where to go in Slovenia?
Visitors relish opportunities to hike, raft, ski and cycle at premier travel destinations like the Adriatic Coast, Postojna, and the Škocjan Caves, the Julian Alps, and Lake Bled. The Venetian harbor towns, the Hungarian style farmhouses of Prekmurje, Ljubljana with its art nouveau aesthetic, and the Gothic cathedrals of Gorenjska all offer contrasting architectures that are sure to delight visitors throughout their visit. Read more about Slovenia's best places to visit.

How many days do I need?
Spend at least 5 days to several weeks in this scenic, fun, and flavorful country, although shorter visits still allow travelers to experience the highlights of this compact country on the sunny side of the Alps. More details here

Getting around
Slovenia is a perfect self-drive destination due to its compact size, modern road network, and scenic nature. Shared shuttles are a good option, too. Read more

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Slovenia Tours & Itineraries

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Medieval architecture against a stunning backdrop in Lake Bled
Map of Highlights of Slovenia - 7 Days
Highlights of Slovenia - 7 Days

Journey through the Slovenian countryside at your own pace with this road trip itinerary. Starting from the laidback riverside cafés of Ljubljana, you'll visit lovely Lake Bled, the Julian Alps, and the Goriška Brda wine region. See castles, caves, and the Adriatic coast as you wind through the country, enjoying a full week of Slovenia's best views and outdoor activities.

The idyllic town of Piran on Slovenia's Adriatic coast
Map of Slovenian Alps to the Adriatic: Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Bovec, & Piran - 5 Days
Slovenian Alps to the Adriatic: Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Bovec, & Piran - 5 Days

With just five days, this scenic road-trip itinerary allows just enough time to explore Slovenia's countryside while not feeling too rushed. Starting from the laid-back riverside cafés of Ljubljana, you'll drive to the scenic shores of Lake Bled, the rocky passes of the Julian Alps, and the rolling hills of Goriška Brda wine region before finishing along the Adriatic coast. Sample the views and outdoor activities Slovenia has to offer, not to mention castles, caves, and history dating back to the Middle Ages.

Drive to the old town of Rovinj on the Istrian peninsula
Map of Self-Drive Slovenia & Croatia: Ljubljana to Rovinj - 11 Days
Self-Drive Slovenia & Croatia: Ljubljana to Rovinj - 11 Days

Experience the best of Slovenia and Croatia on this 11-day road trip. You'll start in Ljubljana, circuiting through Slovenia's lakes and rivers to the cypress hills of wine country. From there, approach the Istrian peninsula for one of the best-known culinary scenes on the Adriatic—and a dip in its waters.

A sunrise view in Lake Bled
Map of Highlights of Slovenia - 4 Days
Highlights of Slovenia - 4 Days

Four days is just enough time to check out Slovenia's unbelievably scenic countryside. This 4-day road trip begins in the lively riverside town of Ljubljana, then heads to the scenic shores of Lake Bled before finishing in the medieval coastal town of Piran. With lakes, mountains, and the Adriatic sea along the route, you'll sample some of the best views and outdoor activities Slovenia has to offer in a short amount of time.

Best Walks in Slovenia: Lake Bled, Bohinj, & More - 8 Days
Map of Best Walks in Slovenia: Lake Bled, Bohinj, & More - 8 Days
Best Walks in Slovenia: Lake Bled, Bohinj, & More - 8 Days

Ideal for anyone who loves nature and leisurely walks, this itinerary takes you through the beautiful Slovenian landscape while tackling trails of low technical difficulty. Visit stunning viewpoints of the Julian Alps, meander along turquoise rivers, and marvel at the mysterious underworld of Karst before relaxing along the Adriatic coast. There's no better way discover Slovenia’s natural treasures.

Finish the trip on Slovenia's Adriatic coast
Map of Self-Drive Highlights of Slovenia - 6 Days
Self-Drive Highlights of Slovenia - 6 Days

Experience the best of Slovenia in less than a week on this 6-day road trip. The adventure starts in the leafy capital Ljubljana, from where you'll journey to the shores of Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj. Continue driving to the rocky passes of the Julian Alps and Goriška Brda wine region before heading to the medieval port of Piran. With castles, caves, and the Adriatic coast along the route, take in all the views and outdoor activities Slovenia has to offer, along with plenty of time to pull over for the perfect photo.

Make the Most of Your Time in Slovenia

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Lake Bled, Slovenia
Map of How Many Days Should You Spend in Slovenia?
How Many Days Should You Spend in Slovenia?

What Slovenia lacks in size, it makes up for in natural beauty and must-see attractions. Whether you've just got the weekend or as much as a couple weeks, you'll have plenty to...

Slovenia Travel Essentials

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Slovenia's Lake Bled
Best Time of Year to Visit Slovenia

Slovenia is quickly emerging as a European gem with fun activities and cultural excursions for every season. Ljubljana and Lake Bled are worth a visit any time of year - but...

Jasna Lake at Kranjska Gora
Top Highlights of Slovenia

Slovenia might be small, but it offers an endless array of stunning sights. From magical alpine forests to fairytale villages and emerald green lakes, Slovenia's landscapes and...

Best Local experiences in Slovenia
5 Best Local Experiences in Slovenia

Slovenians know their country is something special—and with its supremely walkable capital city, centuries-old wine culture, and countless ways to get outside, travelers are...

Lake Bohinj
Best Things To Do in Slovenia

Nestled between Italy, Croatia, Austria, and Hungary, Slovenia has managed to remain an undiscovered gem compared to its neighbors. Those seeking nature are sure to fall in love...

Slovenia Travel Advice

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24 Hours in Ljubljana
24 Hours in Ljubljana

Ljubljana means “of lovely appearance,” and with a winding river, medieval castle, and plenty of historic charm, the tiny Slovenian capital delivers on its name. While you could...

Best Time To Visit The Slovenian Alps
Best Time To Visit The Slovenian Alps

Still considered one of Europe's best-hidden gems, the Slovenian Alps are an ideal destination no matter what time of year you go. Enjoy high altitude hiking in summer, take a...

Slovenia Experiences

Unique things to do in Slovenia
A traditional Slovene meal
Ljubljana Food Tour

As both the capital and largest city in Slovenia, Ljubljana overflows with top chefs and high caliber restaurants as well as a bustling market that offers locally sourced, fresh...

Lake Jasna in winter near Kranjska Gora
Kranjska Gora Ski Adventure

Near the mountains and glacial lakes of Triglav National Park in northwestern Slovenia lie the hills of Kranjska Gora. A world-class ski center nestled in the Julian Alps on the...

The Lake Bohinj glacial valley
Hiking around Lake Bohinj

Though not as well known as its counterpart in Bled, Lake Bohinj's blue-green glacial waters give Bled some friendly competition for best lake in Slovenia, with all of the...

Siberian huskies pull a sled
Dog Sledding in Kranjska Gora

A world-class ski center nestled in the Julian Alps on the border with Austria and Italy, Kranjska Gora is among Slovenia's largest and best-equipped ski resorts. Though looking...

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A magical evening view of Lake Bled
Map of 13 Days in Slovenia - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
13 Days in Slovenia - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With 13 days in Slovenia, you'll have plenty of time to explore the country. If you want to see a bit of everything, opt for a self-guided itinerary that covers Slovenia from the Alps to the Adriatic, or choose a trip that covers Slovenia and Croatia from Lake Bled to Dubrovnik. If you are looking for more of a physical challenge, consider an alpine adventure with a point-to-point hike through the Julian Alps or a hiking and mountain biking combo that takes you from the country's highest peaks all the way down to the coast.

Lake Bled
Map of From Slovenia to Dubrovnik: Lake Bled, the Soča Valley,  and Hvar - 13 Days
From Slovenia to Dubrovnik: Lake Bled, the Soča Valley, and Hvar - 13 Days

This 13-day adventure takes you from Ljubljana and Lake Bled, across Slovenia, and into the beautiful Croatian islands, before ending with a few days in Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic." It's a perfect itinerary for travelers who have a bit more time to explore and want to get to know both countries in a single trip.

Mountain biking in Slovenian Alps
Mountain Biking and Hiking in Slovenia: From the Alps to the Adriatic Coast - 13 Days

This self-guided hiking and mountain biking tour will take you from Ljubljana to the beautiful meadows in the Karawanke Alps, over the rolling hills of Goriška Brda, and all the way to Piran, on the Adriatic Coast. With its combination of hiking and mountain biking, this itinerary is perfect for active travelers who want to see a bit of everything that Slovenia has to offer.

Slovenia Travel Maps

Get the lay of land, and understand distances between the places you want to visit
Top Regions of Slovenia: Where & How to Go
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How Many Days Should You Spend in Slovenia?
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7 Days in Slovenia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Slovenia
Travel specialist Miha Gantar

Miha Gantar

Born and raised in Slovenia! The lovely country on the sunny side of the Alps. Went to Germany to study civil engineering, met my Spanish wife, travelled in Asia for a year and decided engineering...

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Travel specialist Katja Rogelj
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Katja Rogelj

I am a true Slovenian, not just by birth certificate or nationality, but also by being helplessly in love with this charming country. Since a little girl, I dreamed of adventures in nature and...

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Travel specialist Silviu Martin
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Silviu Martin

I'm Silviu Martin, an entrepreneur who is passionate about cycling and travel. My promise is to support you with my unmatched local expertise to deliver the most authentic experience possible....

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Travel specialist Antonia Ljuština
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Antonia Ljuština

History admirer, adventure-hunter, hot air balloon enthusiast, foodie, wine lover. After 3 years of working as a tour guide and travel agent all over Europe, I found my true passion right here, at...

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Trip Reviews for Slovenia

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Slovenia in 5 Days! · Slovenia - Dec 30 - Dec 30, 2019

Traveler: Nancy W. - Local specialist: Petra Stanisa

Petra did a great job helping us to organize our trip to Slovenia! We did four tours in the five days we were there. Ljubljana was our home base and it is an amazing city. Our guide for the food tour was Jasmine and she was very fun! She gave us wonderful ideas for restaurants to visit. The Predjama castle and Postojna Cave were amazing! A must see! Tour guide, Val, was very knowledgeable and so friendly! We did a 1/2 day Bled Fairytale tour with Borut as our tour guide. We chose not to... read more

Petra did a great job helping us to organize our trip to Slovenia! We did four tours in the five days we were there. Ljubljana was our home base and it is an amazing city. Our guide for the food tour was Jasmine and she was very fun! She gave us wonderful ideas for restaurants to visit. The Predjama castle and Postojna Cave were amazing! A must see! Tour guide, Val, was very knowledgeable and so friendly! We did a 1/2 day Bled Fairytale tour with Borut as our tour guide. We chose not to take the boat to the island since it was winter. The other 2 on the tour did take the boat and Borut was accommodating and made sure we had other things to do when they were on the island. However, the boat was 30 minutes late getting back and we waited at the pick up point in the cold. This made us late going up to the castle so by the time we got there it was dark and we couldn’t see the mountains. The last excursion was the Karst and Coast tour. This was by far our favorite day! We had a private tour with Borut and he was amazing! His knowledge of his country’s history is impressive. Since we were not interested in going to another cave he custom built our day. Strolling the streets of Piran and sipping wine at a cafe by the Adriatic Sea was our favorite part of all of these great tours!

Thank you for a great Slovenian vacation!
Nancy and Steve

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Petra Stanisa, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Nancy and Steve, It was great having you here! Thank you so much for this extensive feedback and detailed comments! Best wishes! Petra

Anniversary Adventure-Bike, hike, and paddle · Slovenia - Sep 9 - Sep 20, 2019

Traveler: Danielle C. - Local specialist: Katja Rogelj

We recently visited Slovenia to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. We wanted a trip that was active but one that would also highlight the history and beauty of Slovenia. Katja helped to plan an adventure that exceeded all of our expectations. Every last detail was well thought out; we were able to explore the immense beauty of the country by foot, bike, and boat almost completely independently with the preset arrangements of gps directions and luggage transfers. After big days of adventure... read more

We recently visited Slovenia to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. We wanted a trip that was active but one that would also highlight the history and beauty of Slovenia. Katja helped to plan an adventure that exceeded all of our expectations. Every last detail was well thought out; we were able to explore the immense beauty of the country by foot, bike, and boat almost completely independently with the preset arrangements of gps directions and luggage transfers. After big days of adventure we were able to rest comfortably at night in wonderful accommodations. We would recommend Slotrips to everyone. We certainly fell in love with sLOVEnia and hope to work with Katja again in the future to plan an adventure for our whole family!

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Katja Rogelj, local specialist, responded to this review:

Danielle,

Thank you so much for such a nice and overall overview of your anniversary adventure trip experience in Slovenia with Slotrips and me! More, your recommendation to others, to travel with us in Slovenia is priceless!
It was an absolute pleasure planning and making this trip with you. Moreso, because you expressed your interests and your prefered level of engagement for each activity, which helped me select suggestions, the most suitable experiences, logistics around it and to have... read more

Danielle,

Thank you so much for such a nice and overall overview of your anniversary adventure trip experience in Slovenia with Slotrips and me! More, your recommendation to others, to travel with us in Slovenia is priceless!
It was an absolute pleasure planning and making this trip with you. Moreso, because you expressed your interests and your prefered level of engagement for each activity, which helped me select suggestions, the most suitable experiences, logistics around it and to have the chance to treat yourself after a big day. It's great to see you found following the navigation easy.
A smile draws all over my face seeing, that I managed to pass my love for Slovenia on to you and that I'll have the opportunity to enjoy your companionship again (perhaps the next anniversary trip :)) and get to know your children soon!
Until then, I wish you all to have a reason to smile every day! :)
Katja Rogelj

sydney

Slovenian Alps to Cvoast Hiking Adventure - 10 Days · Slovenia - Sep 12 - Sep 20, 2019

Traveler: sydney l. - Local specialist: Domen Strle

I traveled through Slovenia for 8 days on a mostly hiking and occasionally biking itinerary. Domen, our local trip specialist from Ljubljana, did an excellent job planning even more activities than we had time to enjoy, so each day there were options. He responded to our many questions and concern with patience and in detail.

Slovenia offers stunning geography, wonderful food, and warm hospitality. Hiking through the Julian Alps and along the Soca River can be challenging with some... read more

I traveled through Slovenia for 8 days on a mostly hiking and occasionally biking itinerary. Domen, our local trip specialist from Ljubljana, did an excellent job planning even more activities than we had time to enjoy, so each day there were options. He responded to our many questions and concern with patience and in detail.

Slovenia offers stunning geography, wonderful food, and warm hospitality. Hiking through the Julian Alps and along the Soca River can be challenging with some steep inclines and miles of uneven surfaces to navigate. You need to be fit and wear good boots- all worthwhile when you’re immersed in the natural beauty.

We were provided with with a local phone and a detailed itinerary with maps and navigation for each segment of the trip. We had problems with the Android phone, but found that we could download the maps and itinerary details into our iPhones which worked better for us.

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Domen Strle, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sydney, thank you so much for a great review!
I'm glad you have enjoyed your hiking adventure and loved the country. :) Please send my warmest regards to the girls and thank you for exploring Slovenia with us!