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
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.
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.
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...
With a week in Slovenia, you can take in various highlights or spend your time exploring one region, like Mount Triglav or the Julian Alps, in greater depth. In these five...
With ten days in Slovenia, you'll have time to discover much of what this beautiful country has to offer, including postcard-perfect lakes, emerald rivers, vast underground...
With two weeks to spend in Slovenia, you'll have plenty of time to visit several different regions and to really get to know the country in detail. Go on a road trip to see the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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Slovenia in 5 Days! · Slovenia - Dec 30 - Dec 30, 2019
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
Anniversary Adventure-Bike, hike, and paddle · Slovenia - Sep 9 - Sep 20, 2019
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
Slovenian Alps to Cvoast Hiking Adventure - 10 Days · Slovenia - Sep 12 - Sep 20, 2019
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