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
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. Read more
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.
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.
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 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.
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...
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, a tiny gem of a country in central Europe, is best explored by car. Whether it's your main destination—or if you're combining with a trip to neighboring Italy,...
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...
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...
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...
September is a fantastic month to experience Slovenia, as the crowds have lessened, the weather is more comfortable (though a little rainy) and the Adriatic and alpine lakes are...
Get introduced to Slovenia on this self-drive trip that takes you through some of its most popular spots. After starting on the shores of Lake Bled, you'll make your way independently through the Julian Alps down to the Adriatic coast and back to the capital of Ljubljana, exploring from mountaintops down to the shores and underground along the way.
Ideal for travelers looking for a natural getaway packed with outdoor recreation, this exploration of Slovenia's rugged western region combines picturesque lake vistas with high-alpine mountain huts in Triglav National Park, cave spelunking, and sunsets on the coast. The trip begins in Ljubljana, a European Green Capital, and continues north to the unforgettable scenery of lakes Bled and Bohinj and the Julian Alps. You'll then travel south through the emerald waters of the Soča River Valley and lush hillsides of Goriška Brda wine region, ending your adventure with a dip into the waters of the Adriatic Sea.
Slovenia often gets overlooked in favor of its higher-profile neighbors Italy and Croatia. For travelers, this can be a good thing, as a journey here abounds with possibilities for great adventures without the chaos of mass tourism. Because Slovenia is a predominantly rural nation, many of these adventures are of the outdoor variety, and we list the best options below.
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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
Trip to slovenia, Slovenia - Aug 28 - Sep 14, 2019
We started in Prague and first meet with Sasha our contact. Sasha reviewed our trip and had several suggestions. Our guides in Prague were all outstanding, being willing to answer all our questions. In all cases our transfers to the next city was seamless, thank you so much.
Budapest was the same, a great experience.
In Ljubljana we met Lidija who again reviewed our plans and made suggestions. We are so glad that we followed through with suggestions given to us throughout this trip. ... read more