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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

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. Read more

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.

The idyllic town of Piran on Slovenia's Adriatic coast
Map of Highlights of Slovenia - 5 Days
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.

Drive to the old town of Rovinj on the Istrian peninsula
Map of Slovenia & Croatia Scenic Road Trip - 11 Days
Slovenia & Croatia Scenic Road Trip - 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.

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.

Best Walks in Slovenia: Lake Bled, Bohinj, & More - 8 Days
Map of Best Walks in Slovenia: Lake Bled, Bohinj, & More - 8 Days
Best Walks in Slovenia: Lake Bled, Bohinj, & More - 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.

Finish the trip on Slovenia's Adriatic coast
Map of Highlights of Slovenia - 6 Days
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.

Slovenia Travel Essentials

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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...

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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24 Hours in Ljubljana
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...

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...

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Best Outdoor Adventures in Slovenia: Kayaking, Caving, Hiking, & More

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.

Ljubljana
Getting Off the Beaten Path in Ljubljana: 6 Activities Beyond Old Town

You've strolled the cobbled streets of Ljubljana's historic Old Town, toured its castle, and sipped wine at a patio café on the river. What's next? Well, if you want to get to the heart of Slovenia's capital you'll venture beyond the center and indulge in all the great food and unique locales that make this city one of the best-kept secrets in Europe.

Slovenia Travel Maps

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Top Regions of Slovenia: Where & How to Go
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How Many Days Should You Spend in Slovenia?
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Highlights of Slovenia - 7 Days - 7-day itinerary
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Slovenia
Travel specialist Katja Rogelj
active 11 hours ago

Katja Rogelj

I am a true Slovenian, not just by birth certificate or nationality, but also by being helplessly in love with this charming country. Since a little girl, I dreamed of adventures in nature and...

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Travel specialist Nico Piccoletti
active 2 hours ago

Nico Piccoletti

I am travel travel specialist for JayWay Travel and my region of specialty is Italy. I have lived and traveled extensively throughout Europe and believe the best way to experience Europe is by...

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Travel specialist Iris Ucakar
active 5 days ago

Iris Ucakar

I love traveling and exploring new ideas. I love outdoor activities, especially paddle boarding, sailing, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and ski touring and I believe that Slovenia is a land of...

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Travel specialist Robert Pinčević
active 16 hours ago

Robert Pinčević

I always say, do not consider me only as your guide, but as your friend, who is trying to make your trip more comfortable for you! At the end, it all about you, and if you are happy, I am happy! I...

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Trip Reviews for Slovenia

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Best summer hikes in the slovenian alps, Slovenia - Jul 9 - Jul 15, 2019

Traveler: Kelly W. - Local specialist: Spela Zupanc

This trip was the highlight of my time in Europe! I told them I wanted to hike and they planned a trip that was challenging in exactly the way I wanted it to be. They partnered with an excellent tour group located in Lake Bled who were extremely helpful upon my arrival.

Hiking to the top of Mt Triglav and staying in huts along the way was a beautiful way to experience Slovenia. I highly recommend it!

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Spela Zupanc, local specialist, responded to this review:

Kelly hi! Thanks for writing such a nice review! We're glad your holidays exceed your expectations! If your ever come back to Slovenia, we will love to help you plan your holidays again! ;) Best, Spela

Slovenia active but easy nature with adult daughtere, Slovenia - Jul 6 - Jul 13, 2019

Traveler: Janis R. - Local specialist: Katja Rogelj

Katja was great, every step of the way. Our accomodations were beyond our expectations. Our rental car was a beautiful new hi- bred , with GPS. The downloaded step by step instructions and directions were spot on. Thank you Katja for helping to make our Mother/Daughter a trip to be remembered forever.

Janis and Sammy😘

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Katja Rogelj, local specialist, responded to this review:

Janis and Sammy!

You make my heart sing! Thank you for being so wonderful and for loving your Mother/Daughter trip! :D I am honoured to be able to help, but it is all you who have made this trip one to remember forever. ;)
We all love your photos! When there is a good time for a Mother/Daughter trip to Slovenia anniversary, we will be happy to have you back. :)

Katja :D

Slovenia, Slovenia - Jun 19 - Jun 28, 2019

Traveler: Andrea B. - Local specialist: Nico Piccoletti

I appreciate Nico asking what my interests are, because he was able to tailor our trip exactly to that. Lidja met us at our hotel, bought us a drink and talked to us a long time about the itinerary. We really appreciated the phone and outlet converters. She was very watchful and responsive the entire trip. Our walking tour of Ljubljana helped us get our bearings of the town, which is the most beautiful capital city I've seen. We enjoyed the trip to and from Idrija because our driver was... read more

I appreciate Nico asking what my interests are, because he was able to tailor our trip exactly to that. Lidja met us at our hotel, bought us a drink and talked to us a long time about the itinerary. We really appreciated the phone and outlet converters. She was very watchful and responsive the entire trip. Our walking tour of Ljubljana helped us get our bearings of the town, which is the most beautiful capital city I've seen. We enjoyed the trip to and from Idrija because our driver was interesting and gave us a perspective of the different cultures in Slovenia. The mine was also a really good tour. Then we met Midja, who was the nicest driver and really went out of his way to give us the best tour. He took us on a few detours that turned out to be scenic as well as practical. He walked with us to the ticket offices, helped check us into our accommodations, and even accompanied us on some short hikes. We thought Postonja Caves was very touristy but still worth the trip. We absolutely loved Skocjan Caves and would go there again. The Predjama Castle was also awesome, but I would also have liked to take the tour below the castle through the caves there. I was glad Piran was kept on the list, even though it was not on my list, but Piran turned out to be a gem. I would have stayed another day had I known was a sweet place it is. Our rafting trip in Bovec on the Soca River was really fun and memorable. We got in a lot of walking/hiking and Midja took us to see interesting places on the way to and out of Bovec, such as Ravelnic, the trenches from WWI, and Kluza Fortress. Going over the Vrsic Pass with Midja driving was a very nice experience. He stopped several times for us to admire the scenery and stretch. Lake Bled was a bit more busy than we expected, but Midja took us on a wondrous tour on our way to Lake Bohinj. We walked one way along the Vintgar Gorge, and drove through a high plateau and around the lake. He taught us about local food in a restaurant up at Vogel. Our last day was spent biking through some of the most scenic Alpine villages on our way to Radovljica, to experience the Slovenian bees. Our bike tour guide was very considerate and I could have talked with the beekeeper in Selo for hours.

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Nico Piccoletti, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Andrea! Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your great photos! I enjoyed reading the review and browsing the pictures. It was an absolute pleasure assisting you and I am very happy to hear you had a great time with us :)

I look forward to assisting you in the future.

Kind regards,
Nico

PS: Love the photo of the sheep resting in the shade of the car!