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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Experience the diversity of the Slovenian Alps in this ultimate nature lovers tour. Take on a mix of serious hiking, white water rafting, kayaking and even canyoning. Explore the vibrant city of Ljubljana and savor authentic Slovenian food and wine on an adventure you won't soon forget.
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October is one of the prettiest months to visit Slovenia. With few visitors, experience the changing foliage throughout the country, the Julian Alps being a great place to start. This is also when days get shorter, temperatures drop, and the rains fall.
Foggy and damp, November is best suited for urban and cultural exploration: museums and galleries, caves and castles. While this may be a less than ideal month to visit weather-wise, November ushers in wine season, with Martinovanje kicking off a host of awesome wine festivals throughout the country. Find out what to do and where to go with this month's guide.
Dark and chilly December brightens up in the weeks leading up to Christmas and New Year's Eve, attracting visitors to Slovenia's festive villages and cities. This is a great month to hit the slopes, wander a holiday market, and ring in the new year with a fireworks display over Ljubljana Castle.
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December hiking, Slovenia - Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2018
Really great trip to Slovenia and hiking with my local guide Boštjan. The trip was easy to book and Boštjan really planned some terrific hikes that were both picturesque and perfect for the level of difficulty I was hoping for. I would book again in a heartbeat. Debela peč was my favorite!
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Cycling trip , Slovenia - Sep 10 - Sep 15, 2018
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