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. Learn 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. Learn more
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. Learn more
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.
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.
Towering Mount Triglav is a symbol of Slovenian national pride and the site of some of the country's most stunning hikes. With this weeklong adventure, you'll climb through the Julian Alps and make your way to Triglav's three peaks staying in local mountain huts along the way. Start and end the adventure on the relaxing banks of Bohinj—arguably the prettiest lake in Slovenia—for swimming, boating, biking, and great restaurants.
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.
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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...
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 may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think "family vacation," but that might be the best reason to visit. With its under-the-radar status, your family...
With its soaring alpine landscape, iconic Lake Bled, and stunning wine country, Slovenia is perfect for an unconventional honeymoon stay. From castles and caves to world-class...
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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.
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.
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.
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Jul 26 - Aug 4, 2023
Going on a solo trip to Slovenia, I was unsure on how to plan it by myself which led me to Kimkim. The planning phase with Nikola went very well and he was attentive to my requests on my likes & what I really wanted to experience. On arrival, he ensured everything was sent over to me with detailed day-by-day plan. Since this was a self-drive trip, he also included the best route to take during the drives. I honestly did not expect this level of detail and care which only made my experience... read more
Our entire trip was truly wonderful. We loved...
Jul 9 - Jul 19, 2023
Our entire trip was truly wonderful. We loved the specialized and personal touch of our local Slovenia guide.
May 19 - May 27, 2023
Tarun did an excellent job organising our transfers around Slovenia. Where he was not able to make it, he ensured that someone he trusted was there at the appointed time and knew exactly what they had to do. Tarun and the other people we met through Tarun were all very knowledgeable about Slovenia and, the places he booked for us, were amazing including Lepa Vida wines, our Soca River rafting experience and Broken Bones Distillery. He ensured we were at the appropriate places by the... read more