Slovenia Self-Drive Tours & Itineraries

Explore 8 self-drive trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Slovenia.

Get behind the wheel and discover Slovenia’s myriad natural wonders on an unforgettable road trip. You can opt for the highlights and travel to fascinating locales like the medieval capital of Ljubljana and embark on day trips to Lake Bled and the Adriatic Coast before enjoying a wine tour around the famous grape-growing region of Goriška Brda. Or spend more time in the country and visit other famous sites like the Škocjan Caves (the largest network of underground caves in the world) and even cross over into Croatia and drive the Istrian Peninsula.

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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.