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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

Slovenia Tours

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Best Walks in Slovenia - 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.

One of the many stunning peaks along the Slovenian Alps
Discover the Slovenian Alps - 8 Days

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.

Medieval architecture against a stunning backdrop in Lake Bled
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
Highlights of Slovenia - 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.

Julian Alps
Hiking and Biking in Slovenia - 8 Days

Set off on an amazing trip covering the highlights of the Slovenian Alps. Partake in hiking and biking options as you venture from northwestern Slovenia with its rugged alpine landscape and crystal clear rivers to the fertile wine hills and coastal towns of the south.

Soca valley
Hiking and Fly Fishing in Slovenia – 15 Days

Discover hiking and fly fishing in the Slovenian Alps. Travel independently with a rental car, starting in Ljubljana and heading north and north-west. Experience rugged alpine landscapes and crystal clear rivers and lakes, before continuing south to the fertile wine hills. Visit the magical Skocjan caves and the charming coastal town of Piran.

Slovenia Travel Essentials

All you need to know to get started planning the perfect trip
Jasna Lake at Kranjska Gora
Best Places to Visit in 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...

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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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...

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...

Slovenian Alps: Safety & Preparation

Best to be prepared whenever venturing off into the mountains. Weather and trail conditions are extremely variable in the mountains, not to mention the dangers that come along...

Slovenia Travel Maps

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How Many Days Should You Spend in Slovenia?
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Best Summer Hikes in Slovenian Alps
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Top 5 Adventures in Slovenia
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel specialists with a passion for Slovenia
Travel specialist Siggi Sveinsson
active 3 days ago

Siggi Sveinsson

For me, travel can be a life-changing experience. Therefore an overall experience of Iceland is very important to be on top of the best trips one has done. Setting up an itinerary is an art and the...

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Travel specialist Polona Juricinec Cesen
active 4 days ago

Polona Juricinec Cesen

"I have been involved with nature since a young age. Growing partly up on a farm with my grandparents, I was able to experience the Slovenian wilderness at it's best learning important skills of...

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Travel specialist Silviu Martin
active 1 day ago

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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Trip Reviews for Slovenia

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Slovenia and dalmatia , Slovenia - Sep 7 - Sep 19, 2018

Traveler: Dianne W. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

The best recommendation would be using the service again and we will certainly be doing that. We like to be independent travellers but had found ourselves getting exhausted by planning and researching what to do tomorrow on our adventures. Now we have the solution. Let someone else who knows your chosen holiday location intimately do that for you. We gave Miha, the local man, our interests and guidelines and he planned the best experience I've ever had on holidays. Slovenia can take some... read more

The best recommendation would be using the service again and we will certainly be doing that. We like to be independent travellers but had found ourselves getting exhausted by planning and researching what to do tomorrow on our adventures. Now we have the solution. Let someone else who knows your chosen holiday location intimately do that for you. We gave Miha, the local man, our interests and guidelines and he planned the best experience I've ever had on holidays. Slovenia can take some credit too. Such variety all close to each other.

However, we were given a 54 page booklet of our trip, complete with suggested activities, websites, maps, phone numbers, opening times and tips that made our days travel so easy and accessible. Then, on meeting with Miha in Ljubljana, he handed over a phone, ours for the length of the trip, with all those things loaded and one tap and up came the route on google maps or the phone number to the local special restaurant that only the locals would know. It’s hard to say what was our favourite place in Slovenia. Miha chose totally different but equally enchanting destinations and accommodations from mountain farmhouse in the Julian Alps to Boutique hotel in Ljubljana to luxury resorts in Rovinj. A smorgasbord of interesting places to stay in a country that offers a smorgasboard of sites and experiences. So, I’d certainly recommend Kimkim and Miha in particular.

Cycling trip , Slovenia - Sep 10 - Sep 15, 2018

Traveler: Mike J. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

I used Miha to organise our bike tour to Slovenia. the tour was tailored to meet our specific requirements and didn't disappoint. Eveything on the tour was to expectation from accomodation, to transfers rigth through to the detailed routes for the tours. I would highlty recommend Miha to anyone who wants to organise a trip to Slovenia.

Mike

Sally

We would like to see lubianja and highlights of croatia. , Slovenia - Sep 1 - Sep 13, 2018

Traveler: Sally B. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

Miha was wonderful to work with. His description of our trip from start to finish was very well organized, accurate and so helpful. The added plus was the use of a cell phone which guided us to each of our hotels and sight seeing spots in Slovenia through the use of its GPS. Miha answered all of our questions, and eased our fears or doubts about any part of the trip that we weren't sure about. We loved all of our hotels, they were centrally located and all of the hosts of each hotel were... read more

Miha was wonderful to work with. His description of our trip from start to finish was very well organized, accurate and so helpful. The added plus was the use of a cell phone which guided us to each of our hotels and sight seeing spots in Slovenia through the use of its GPS. Miha answered all of our questions, and eased our fears or doubts about any part of the trip that we weren't sure about. We loved all of our hotels, they were centrally located and all of the hosts of each hotel were very accommodating and friendly. All the hotels were wonderful, but there were some that really stood out; Pension Berc,(one of the best restaurants we have been to) and loved the free use of their
E bikes, the manager of the hotel 44, in Dubrovnik Damir was also outstanding. He gave us a lot of tips as to where to go and what to do and carried our suitcase up the flight of stairs. We loved that Miha gave us a lot of flexibility in the planning and our trip was a perfect balance of activities and relaxation time. There were so many favorite spots that we wouldn't have the time to list them all. However I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to recommend Miha for your Slovenia and Croatia trip. All the guides spoke great English and were very friendly, and very knowledgeable. Kim Kim and their travel planners are the perfect way to go if you don't like to be in big groups and want to have the freedom and flexibility and most of all independence from a strict schedule.