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Map of Alps to the Adriatic: Inn-to-Inn Walking Adventure - 10 Days
Alps to the Adriatic: Inn-to-Inn Walking Adventure - 10 Days

This inn-to-inn walking itinerary gives you a chance to explore some of the most beautiful scenery in Slovenia independently. Start off on the fairytale shores of Lake Bled to explore the rugged alpine landscape and crystal clear lakes of northwestern Slovenia. Then, hike through Karawanks mountain range, on the border between Slovenia and Austria. Then, walk through Triglav National Park and follow the beautiful Soča River downstream to Tolmin, before crossing the border into Italy to visit Cividale del Friuli.

Julian Alps - Triglav, Slovenia
Map of Hut-to-Hut Hiking in the Slovenian Alps- 5 Days
Hut-to-Hut Hiking in the Slovenian Alps- 5 Days

This self-guided five-day tour through the Slovenian Alps is perfect for independent adventure-seekers who want to spend their vacation hiking and trekking through gorgeous mountain scenery. The itinerary starts in the lively capital of Ljubljana before taking you into the Alps to meet shepherds and cheesemakers—and of course, taste fresh dairy products while you're at it. Your trek will take you up the lonely summits and grassy slopes of the Slovenian Alps, and you'll spend each night at a small mountain cabin. Finish your trip on the lovely shores of Lake Bled, and don't forget to ring the wishing bell!

Slovenia
Map of Explore the Magic of Slovenia: Ljubljana and Lake Bled - 5 Days
Explore the Magic of Slovenia: Ljubljana and Lake Bled - 5 Days

Get a taste of Slovenia with this five-day itinerary that takes you through the streets of Ljubljana—where you'll learn how to make potica and visit Ljubljana Castle—and then to Lake Bled, where you'll get to watch the sunrise from above with a hot air balloon ride. On the way, you'll get to explore the underground landscapes of Postojna Cave and visit Predjama Castle, which was built right into a cliff. This short, action-packed itinerary really allows you to make the most of your five days in Slovenia.

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

Lake Bled
Highlights of Slovenia: Bled, Bovec, Ljubljana, & More - 10 Days

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.

Slovenia's famous Lake Bled in winter with a view of the Julian Alps in the background
Map of Winter Wonderland Slovenia - 5 Days
Winter Wonderland Slovenia - 5 Days

This five-day adventure through Slovenia is perfect for ski aficionados who want to explore Slovenia's enchanting winter wonderland. Start with a day exploring Ljubljana's cobbled streets, then set out for a two-day ski adventure in Kranjska Gora. Ski down the eighteen available slopes, dabble in cross country skiing, climb the frozen waterfall in  Gozd Martuljek, and sip on spicy mulled wine at the Alpine Village, a magical winter market. Finally, spend a day on the shores of Lake Bled and visit Bled Castle, perched on a cliff nearby. 

Views from peaks to river valleys
Map of Slovenia's Great Outdoors: Ljubljana, Lake Bled & Bovec - 5 Days
Slovenia's Great Outdoors: Ljubljana, Lake Bled & Bovec - 5 Days

This brief but intense itinerary takes you through some of Slovenia's most postcard-worthy scenery. Start off in the capital before going lakeside at Bled, then spend a day hiking in Bohinj before heading up to through the mountains of the Julian Alps to visit Vršič Pass,  Soča Valley, and Bovec.

Lake Bled
Map of Slovenia Multisport Adventure - 6 Days
Slovenia Multisport Adventure - 6 Days

This self-guided six-day adventure covers Slovenia's highlights and gives you the chance to discover the country in a short time. Start at Lake Bled in northwestern Slovenian to see rugged alpine landscapes, crystal clear rivers, and peaceful lakes. Hike through Triglav National Park and sleep in a cozy mountain hut, then explore the emerald Soča River and the surrounding valley, before finishing up with a tour of Ljubljana, the country's capital.

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.

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.

Lake Bled, Slovenia
Map of Food & Nature in Slovenia - 8 Days
Food & Nature in Slovenia - 8 Days

This adventurous itinerary brings you on a thrilling gastronomic and cultural journey through Slovenia's top regions. Explore Ljubljana's old town, see Lake Bled's 11th-century castle, and explore the fairytale-like landscapes of the Soca River Valley. End your trip in Slovenia's Goriska Brda region, where world-class wines, a Mediterranean vibe, and exceptional farm-to-table cuisine await.

Some of the scenery you'll encounter in Triglav National Park
Map of Ultimate Bike Tour in the Julian Alps - 8 Days
Ultimate Bike Tour in the Julian Alps - 8 Days

Experience the Julian Alps on this intermediate mountain bike tour. You'll swim in Slovenia's famous lakes and hike through Triglav National Park and the Soča Valley, biking the area's roads and trails throughout. Meet friendly locals, sample Slovenian cuisine, and jump into waterfalls: there are adventures waiting around every (mountain) bend.

Cycling in Triglav National Park, Slovenia
Map of Cycling Highlights of Slovenia - 8 Days
Cycling Highlights of Slovenia - 8 Days

This cycling tour of Slovenia is a thrilling mix of great riding, luxury boutique hotels, and exquisite local food. Explore Ljubljana's old town, explore the fairytale-like landscapes of the Soca River Valley, and ride through the idyllic countryside of the Slovenian Alps. End your trip on the Adriatic coast, where world-class wines, a Mediterranean vibe, and exceptional farm-to-table cuisine await.

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.

Hike through the hills surrounding Lake Bled
Map of Highlights of Slovenia - 8 Days
Highlights of Slovenia - 8 Days

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.

Soca valley
Map of Hiking and Fly Fishing in Slovenia – 15 Days
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.

See every shade of Slovenia
Map of Slovenian Alps to Coast Hiking Adventure - 10 Days
Slovenian Alps to Coast Hiking Adventure - 10 Days

Climb (nearly) every mountain of Slovenia on this active 10-day tour. You'll start the trip on the romantic streets of Ljubljana, then visit the shores of Lake Bled before you traverse some of the country's highest peaks during four days of hiking. Soak your muscles in the deep blue waters of the Adriatic when you reach the seaside town of Piran at your journey's end.

Lake Bohinj
Map of Road Trip through Slovenia and Istria - 9 Days
Road Trip through Slovenia and Istria - 9 Days

This nine-day road trip includes stops at all of Slovenia and Croatian Istria's best spots. Explore both countries with the help of a local guide who will take you to the best locations and introduce you to the local culture. Discover the rich history of Ljubljana, then head to the rugged alpine landscape of the country's northwest to see the Julian Alps, crystalline lakes, and high limestone peaks. Then, make your way to the underground depths of the Škocjan Caves and go truffle-hunting near Rovinj. Finish your tour at the historic Roman city of Pula.

Lake Bled
Map of From Slovenia to Dubrovnik: Lake Bled, the Soča Valley,  and Hvar - 13 Days
From Slovenia to Dubrovnik: Lake Bled, the Soča Valley, and Hvar - 13 Days

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.

Soča Valley
Map of Self-Driving Highlights of Slovenia: Ljubljana, Lake Bled & Piran - 9 Days
Self-Driving Highlights of Slovenia: Ljubljana, Lake Bled & Piran - 9 Days

Start your adventure in Ljubljana, then explore northern Slovenia's rugged alpine landscape and crystal clear lakes before continuing south to wine country for a dazzling culinary experience that includes wine fine dining and wine tasting. For a change of pace, visit the underground depths of the Škocjan Caves before finishing your trip in the coastal town of Piran.

Lake Bled
Highlights of Slovenia: Bled, Bovec, Ljubljana, & More - 9 Days

Discover the highlights of Slovenia on this road trip that includes the country's most popular sights. Start off on the shores of Lake Bled, then drive through the Julian Alps and down to the Adriatic Coast, before heading to Ljubljana, the country's capital. From the heights of Vršič Pass to the depths of the Škocjan Caves, Slovenia has so much to offer visitors.

Lake Bled
Map of Self-Drive Highlights of Slovenia & Istria - 14 Days
Self-Drive Highlights of Slovenia & Istria - 14 Days

This is a great route for travelers visiting Slovenia for the first time. You'll experience the main highlights, starting from Lake Bled and through the Julian Alps, with a stop in Croatian Istria and the beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park, before you explore the Slovenian capital. Self-driving tours are best suited for those seeking a little adventure and who like exploring on their own, getting off the main routes and highways.

Drive to the old town of Rovinj on the Istrian peninsula
Map of Self-Drive Slovenia & Croatia: Ljubljana to Rovinj - 11 Days
Self-Drive Slovenia & Croatia: Ljubljana to Rovinj - 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.

Drive to the old town of Rovinj on the Istrian peninsula
Map of Slovenia & Croatia Scenic Road Trip: Ljubljana, Lake Bled,  Soča Valley & the Istrian Peninsula - 10 Days
Slovenia & Croatia Scenic Road Trip: Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Soča Valley & the Istrian Peninsula - 10 Days

Experience Slovenia and Croatia's coastal and culinary scenes with this ten-day road trip that goes from sprawling vineyards to seaside towns. You'll start and end in Ljubljana, doing a circuit through the Slovenian rivers and lakes to the cypress hills of wine country. From there, approach the Istrian peninsula for both a taste of one of the best-known culinary scenes on the Adriatic and a dip into its waters.

The idyllic town of Piran on Slovenia's Adriatic coast
Map of Slovenian Alps to the Adriatic: Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Bovec, & Piran - 5 Days
Slovenian Alps to the Adriatic: Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Bovec, & Piran - 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.

Lake Bled
Hiking from the Alps to the Adriatic: Ljubljana, Lake Bled, the Julian Alps, Goriška Brda & Piran  - 12 Days

This 12-day hiking adventure is the perfect chance to create unforgettable memories and explore the most beautiful scenery Slovenia has to offer. Start your trip in Ljubljana before continuing on to Lake Bled and northwestern Slovenia, an area known for its rugged alpine landscapes, crystal-clear lakes, and colorful rivers. Then, discover Slovenia's wine region before ending your trip with a swim in the Adriatic Sea.

Lake Bled
Map of The Delights of Slovenia and Istria: Bled, Bovec, Istria, & Ljubljana - 12 Days
The Delights of Slovenia and Istria: Bled, Bovec, Istria, & Ljubljana - 12 Days

This 12-day self-driving tour is a great option for travelers visiting Slovenia and Istria for the first time. Discover all of the country's highlights, including Lake Bled, the Julian Alps, and a detour into Croatian Istria, before finishing up in Ljubljana, Slovenia's charming capital. Self-driving tours are great for travelers who want to explore on their own and also make sure they don't miss any must-see sights on the way.

The Soča Valley is ideal for hiking and rafting in the same day
Map of Slovenia Ultimate Outdoor Adventure - 7 Days
Slovenia Ultimate Outdoor Adventure - 7 Days

Active travelers can cover the Slovenian countryside in all manners of transportation with this weeklong itinerary. You'll spend seven days hiking, biking, and rafting across varying terrain, sleeping in traditional Alpine huts, vineyards, and farms along the way. Top it off with a toast in the Goriška Brda wine country—you'll have earned it.

The lesser-visited Slovenian countryside
Map of Slovenia Alpine Adventure: Triglav, Lake Bled, and the Soča Valley - 13 Days
Slovenia Alpine Adventure: Triglav, Lake Bled, and the Soča Valley - 13 Days

Experience the best of Slovenia's Alpine region on this epic 13-day trip. Start with two nights in the resort town of Lake Bled and then begin five days of hiking through the Julian Alps. From here, take a self-guided drive through Soča River Valley, continuing to the Goriška Brda wine country, and ending in the romantic riverside capital of Ljubljana.

Lake Bohinj
Map of Slovenia Cycling Trip: From the Alps to the Adriatic - 6 Days
Slovenia Cycling Trip: From the Alps to the Adriatic - 6 Days

Explore Slovenia by bicycle on this intense but rewarding six-day tour that takes you from the Alps to the Adriatic. Start off in Ljubljana, the country's capital, before popping over to Italy and down to the shores of Lake Bled, through the Julian Alps and into Goriška Brda, the country's wine region. Finish your tour in Piran, a charming city on the Adriatic Coast.

Mountain biking in Slovenian Alps
Map of Mountain Biking and Hiking in Slovenia: From the Alps to the Adriatic Coast - 13 Days
Mountain Biking and Hiking in Slovenia: From the Alps to the Adriatic Coast - 13 Days

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.

Lake Bled
Map of From the Alps to the Adriatic: Lake Bled, the Soča Valley, and Istria - 13 Days
From the Alps to the Adriatic: Lake Bled, the Soča Valley, and Istria - 13 Days

This 13-day itinerary is perfect for first-time visitors who want to see a little bit of everything: it covers Slovenia's best spots from the Alps to the Adriatic, before finishing with a few days in Croatian Istria. Hike along the beautiful emerald waters of the Soča River, relax and sip wine in the Goriška Brda wine hills, take a dip in the Adriatic Sea near Rovinj, and lots more with this self-driving itinerary filled with tons of activities.

View of the Julian Alps from Vrsic Pass
Map of Hiking & Biking in Slovenia - 8 Days
Hiking & 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.

A cycling family enjoys the view of Bohinj Lake.
Map of Green Slovenia Cycling Tour - 7 Days
Green Slovenia Cycling Tour - 7 Days

The Green Slovenia cycling tour travels south from alpine peaks to the Mediterranean over seven days, connecting destinations that have been awarded the Slovenia Green certificate by developing their tourism in a sustainable manner. Starting in the mountain resort of Kranjska Gora, you’ll pass Lakes Bled and Bohinj before hopping aboard one of the world’s most scenic railways. Arrive at the river gorges of Most na Soči, where your ride continues along the Soča River. Enter Goriška Brda, a land of orchards and secluded villages, and pass through the Karst region to the Adriatic coast. Daily rides are not technically demanding, and you can choose a guided or self-guided tour.

Lake Bled
Map of Active Adventure: From the Alps to the Adriatic - 11 Days
Active Adventure: From the Alps to the Adriatic - 11 Days

This active eleven-day itinerary takes you from the Alps to the Adriatic, through some of Slovenia's most beautiful scenery. Bike from the bucolic shores of Lake Bled to the Alpine town of Kranjska Gora. Hike through Vršič Pass and into the Soča Valley, and finally cross the rolling hills of Goriška Brda to reach Piran on the Adriatic Coast.

Soča Valley
Map of Hike & Bike in Slovenia:  Ljubljana, the Julian Alps, Goriška Brda, & Piran - 14 Days
Hike & Bike in Slovenia: Ljubljana, the Julian Alps, Goriška Brda, & Piran - 14 Days

This hiking and biking adventure is a great way to explore Slovenia on foot, by bike, on land, and on water. The tour starts in Ljubljana, before continuing on to the shores of Lake Bled, a good place to start your exploration of north-western Slovenia's rugged alpine landscape, crystal clear rivers, and lakes. After hiking through the Alps, drive south to the fertile wines of Goriška Brda, then continue on to the Adriatic Coast. Have a final free day in Piran before heading back to Ljubljana.

Lake Bled, Slovenia
Map of From Slovenia's Alps to the Adriatic: Lake Bled, Soča Valley, Piran - 14 Days
From Slovenia's Alps to the Adriatic: Lake Bled, Soča Valley, Piran - 14 Days

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.