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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This route is ideal for those who are short on time but looking to fit in a number of highlights along the Dalmatian Coast. You'll start in the historic port city of Split and visit two of Croatia's most popular islands before ending in the medieval city of Dubrovnik. Along the way, you'll explore ancient Roman ruins, medieval town centers, and dine on fresh seafood.
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 still warm enough to enjoy. This is also a great month to experience the off-beat Cow Ball festival in Lake Bohinj. Read on to learn more.
June marks the beginning of the high season as crowds start to head to the coast, particularly to Dubrovnik. As the sun and sea are inviting, now is a good time for outdoor activities and watersports, though price bargains have all but disappeared. Read on for more tips on where to go and what to expect in Croatia this month.
This outdoorsy 8-day road trip allows you to travel through Slovenia's gorgeous countryside at your own pace. Starting from the laidback riverside cafés of Ljubljana, you'll explore the fairytale shores of Lake Bled, rocky passes of the Julian Alps, rushing waters of Soça River, and rolling hills of Goriška Brda wine region. Enjoy alfresco activities that this small country is known for—i.e. hiking, biking, swimming, and river rafting—along with caves, castles, and centuries of history.
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.
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Self drive Slovenia & Croatia · Slovenia - Apr 9 - Apr 30, 2019
Aljaz, our tour specialist was fantastic! Our trip was planned exactly to our "wants"! We loved the suggestions from Aljaz and our accommodation everywhere was amazing. We had 3 weeks touring Croatia & Slovenia and would never have known all the little stops that made our trip so much fun. We loved the beer fountain in Slovenia - so cool. Kimkim is the best way to travel if you want to do your own thing but still know you have a bed booked and all the sites on offer if you're wanting to keep busy. Would definitely give Aljaz & Kimkim 6 stars and would use them again and again.