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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. 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

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. Learn 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The iconic peaks of Mount Triglav are featured on Slovenia's flag
Map of Mount Triglav Hut-to-Hut Hike - 7 Days
Mount Triglav Hut-to-Hut Hike - 7 Days

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.

Make the Most of Your Time in Slovenia

Have a fixed number of days? Maximize the things to see and do during your visit
Lake Bled, Slovenia
Map of How Many Days to Spend in Slovenia
How Many Days to 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 of weeks, you'll have plenty...

Slovenia Travel Essentials

All you need to know to get started planning the perfect trip
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

Read our detailed insights to make sure you have the best trip
A dazzling view of one of Slovenia's many lakes
Family Travel in Slovenia: Where & How to Go

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...

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...

Planning Your Honeymoon in Slovenia
Planning Your Honeymoon in Slovenia

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...

Best Experiences in Slovenia

Unique things to do, curated by kimkim specialists
Red rooftops of Ljubljana
Ljubljana
Experience Ljubljana by Bike
With a winding river, medieval castle, and plenty of historic allure, the tiny Slovenian capital delivers on its name, “of lovely appearance.” Add to that a healthy bike culture and a city center void of cars and motorized vehicles and it makes sense why the city continues to win awards for its...
The Lake Bohinj glacial valley
Bohinj
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 scenery and none of the crowds. Expect postcard-perfect vistas everywhere you turn of snow-capped mountains, dense forests,...
Siberian huskies pull a sled
Kranjska Gora
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 beyond its slopes there are plenty of alternative winter-related activities to try, including fun and exhilarating dog...

Our Latest Slovenia Content

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
Map of Mountain Biking and Hiking in Slovenia: From the Alps to the Adriatic Coast - 13 Days
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
Map Top Regions of Slovenia: Where & How to Go
Top Regions of Slovenia: Where & How to Go
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Map How Many Days Should You Spend in Slovenia?
How Many Days Should You Spend in Slovenia?
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Map 7 Days in Slovenia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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 Antonia Ljuština
active 51 mins ago

Antonia Ljuština

Adventure hunter, hot air balloon enthusiast, foodie. After years of working as a tour guide and travel agent all over Europe, I found my true passion right here, at home. We create itineraries...

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Travel specialist Nikola Vojvodić
active 7 mins ago

Nikola Vojvodić

Born and raised on a small island in North Dalmatia, Nikola is an expert in adding a local, authentic touch to your Croatian adventure. His life-long dream is to visit every one of Croatia's 1000...

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Travel specialist Tomaz Martinek
active 1 hour ago

Tomaz Martinek

I knew I want to work in travel industry since my high school years. I was born in Slovenia's capital and spend my youth dreaming about showing other people our lovely country and travelling the...

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Travel specialist Nika Gergar

Nika Gergar

My most treasured memories have always involved travel. I'm an enthusiastic, ardent planner and love every aspect of planning a trip. My passion is to curate bespoke inspiring itineraries that...

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Trip Reviews for Slovenia

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Amazing week in Slovenia
Slovenia | Mar 5 - Mar 12, 2023

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Annie M.
Canada | Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024
Although we were not originally planning to have a private guide, my husband and I decided to take a chance with Tarun and we were not disappointed. Tarun created a personalized itinerary prior to our arrival based on our interests, but was also flexible to make changes based on things that came up or that we decided that we wanted to see once we got there. He balanced our schedule with the primary tourist attraction but also afforded enough time and flexibility for us to explore at our own... Read more

Although we were not originally planning to have a private guide, my husband and I decided to take a chance with Tarun and we were not disappointed. Tarun created a personalized itinerary prior to our arrival based on our interests, but was also flexible to make changes based on things that came up or that we decided that we wanted to see once we got there. He balanced our schedule with the primary tourist attraction but also afforded enough time and flexibility for us to explore at our own leisure. He went the extra mile to seek out experiences off the beaten path that only a local know. He was very friendly and personable and we often felt like we were travelling with an extra friend rather than a host. If you are looking for a turnkey experience, we definitely recommend Tarun and Holiday Adventure Tours for a personalized experience, no matter how long you plan to visit Slovenia, and we will be in touch with him when we book a trip to India in the future.

Local specialist: Tarun Sharma
Tarun
Tarun Sharma
Local specialist in Ljubljana | Replied on Feb 19, 2024
Dear Annie, I wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude for taking the time to share such a delightful review. Meeting you and having the opportunity to showcase the beauty of Slovenia was truly a pleasure. It brings me immense joy to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your tour of Slovenia with me. Your satisfaction and enjoyment are the greatest rewards for me as a guide. I sincerely hope our paths cross again in the future, perhaps for another exploration of Slovenia's hidden gems or for... Read more

Dear Annie,

I wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude for taking the time to share such a delightful review. Meeting you and having the opportunity to showcase the beauty of Slovenia was truly a pleasure.

It brings me immense joy to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your tour of Slovenia with me. Your satisfaction and enjoyment are the greatest rewards for me as a guide.

I sincerely hope our paths cross again in the future, perhaps for another exploration of Slovenia's hidden gems or for a completely new adventure.

Wishing you a splendid day filled with wonderful memories and experiences.

Warm regards,
Tarun

Book a trip to Slovenia with KimKim...perfection
Slovenia | Sep 17 - Sep 29, 2023

Denise
Denise G.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Oct 01, 2023
I can not gush enough about what a wonderful trip you had planned for us. Slovenia was a sheer delight. All the transfers were perfect. Our drivers Milan and Lukas were wonderful. Maya's team including guide Alenka in Lake Bled and Llubjiana was like touring with an old friend. The hot air balloon ride with Grigor was magical and the highlight of the trip. There was the right balance of activities (Gorge, Caves, Alps) and leisure time in the destinations. Milan even added in a stop at the... Read more

I can not gush enough about what a wonderful trip you had planned for us. Slovenia was a sheer delight. All the transfers were perfect. Our drivers Milan and Lukas were wonderful. Maya's team including guide Alenka in Lake Bled and Llubjiana was like touring with an old friend. The hot air balloon ride with Grigor was magical and the highlight of the trip. There was the right balance of activities (Gorge, Caves, Alps) and leisure time in the destinations. Milan even added in a stop at the National Ski Jump area in the Alp region which was a special treat to see folks practicing without any snow! Not only will I be singing the praises of Slovenia, but I will be sure to use KimKim for other trips in the future. Nikola made it all happen and kept in touch regularly to make sure all was well. He was terrific.

Activity Reviews
Private Walking Tour of Ljubljana
Private Walking Tour of Ljubljana
Slovenia
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Discover Bled Town and Enjoy Pletna Boat Ride
Discover Bled Town and Enjoy Pletna Boat Ride
Bled
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Hot Air Balloon Flight Over the Bled Lake
Hot Air Balloon Flight Over the Bled Lake
Slovenia
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Truffle Lunch with Presentation at Local Family Estate
Truffle Lunch with Presentation at Local Family Estate
Slovenia
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Nikola Vojvodić
Nikola
Nikola Vojvodić
Local specialist in Zagreb | Replied on Oct 02, 2023
Hi Denise,
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback! I’m happy to hear you had a wonderful time in Slovenia. We take great pride in our partners and their devotion to make trips as special as possible for our travelers and I’m very glad you got to truly experience Slovenia with their help. It was great planning this trip with you and I want to thank you for trusting me! Kimkim is a great way to get in touch with local experts and get a unique perspective of the country...
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Hi Denise,
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback! I’m happy to hear you had a wonderful time in Slovenia. We take great pride in our partners and their devotion to make trips as special as possible for our travelers and I’m very glad you got to truly experience Slovenia with their help. It was great planning this trip with you and I want to thank you for trusting me! Kimkim is a great way to get in touch with local experts and get a unique perspective of the country you're visting and I'm positive you will find you next travel adventure here! I wish you all the best and hope our paths cross again,
Nikola

Couldn't have asked for more!
Slovenia | Jul 26 - Aug 4, 2023

Hind
Hind A.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Aug 09, 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

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 better. All the hotels, activities and visits were aware of my diet restrictions.

Nikola, thank you for making this trip one that I would not forget and for being attentive and always available.

Hotel Reviews
Urban Hotel Ljubljana Center
Ljubljana
Authenticity & Character
Location
Centrally located.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
ECO Boutique Hotel AMS Beagle
Spodnje Gorje
Authenticity & Character
Location
Close proximity of Bled and a walking distance to Vintgar Gorge
Staff
Very attentive
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Soča
Bovec
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Residence Rovinj&
Rovinj
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Degenija
Rakovica
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Private Walking Tour of Ljubljana
Private Walking Tour of Ljubljana
Slovenia

A great way to start the trip, the guide was very helpful.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Hot Air Balloon Flight Over the Bled Lake
Hot Air Balloon Flight Over the Bled Lake
Slovenia

This was the highlight of my trip. Although I was reluctant to be in a hot air balloon, but it was so surreal.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Zipline Adventure Over the Soča Valley
Zipline Adventure Over the Soča Valley
Slovenia

One of the best locations to do a zipline

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Truffle Lunch with Presentation at Local Family Estate
Truffle Lunch with Presentation at Local Family Estate
Slovenia

A very friendly family with a long history in truffle hunting. The hosts were very welcoming and you can feel their excitement in sharing their history and truffle story

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Nikola Vojvodić
Nikola
Nikola Vojvodić
Local specialist in Zagreb | Replied on Aug 09, 2023

Hi Hind,

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback! I’m so pleased to hear you had a great experience in Slovenia and Croatia. We always want to ensure that our guests are well informed, especially when it comes to driving in a foreign country, and have our support the entire time we are hosting them. It was my pleasure to help you plan your trip and I hope we will work together again! Thank you for trusting me and I wish you all the best,

Nikola