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Slovenia

Quick Overview

Who is this Trip For?

Slovenia has the Perfect Mix of Outdoor Activities, Cultural Landmarks to Learn about, Grand Architecture, Nature, and Bustling Towns & Cities!

Hike in the Julian Alps, Swim in the Adriatic Sea in Piran, Seek Adventure in the Underground Chambers and Rivers of the Skocjan Caves, and explore the beautiful City of Ljubljana!

Perfect for Adventurers, Culture & History Enthusiasts, and people searching for an Exciting Summer Trip close to Western Europe! We recommend 5-10 Days in the Summer Months (May to September)!

Suggested Activities

This stunning Capital City has a beautiful Old Town, with charming Architecture and Canals.

Also, there is the Ljubljana Castle and Triple Bridge to explore!

Make sure to include a stop in this City on your Trip, especially if you are arriving by Air to the City Airport!

Slovenia has a large area of the Julian Alps, and this is a beautiful place to Hike and Explore, especially in the Triglav National Park, where you can Hike, Climb, or even Ski!

Piran is a medieval Coastal Town on the Coast of the Adriatic Sea. 

With Venetian-style architecture and a nice-to-explore Old Town, take a dip in the Sea and enjoy the Spectacular views of the Adriatic!

If you decide to turn your Slovenia Trip into a Road Trip, make sure to drive the Vrsic Pass, which offers breathtaking views of the Julian Alps, and is one of the go-to Scenic Drives in Slovenia!

The Famous Lake Bled with its iconic Bled Castle on a Hill is an incredible spot to watch the sunset, with the reflections off the Lake, and the peaceful atmosphere!

There is good reason to why this Lake is Famous for its gorgeous Photos!

For a totally Unique insight into the Fascinating Underworld of the Slovenian Caves, book a visit to the Skocjan Caves to see Huge Chambers and Underground Rivers in this UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Top Tips

Slovenia is a relatively Small Country. Make the most of this to visit Multiple Regions on your Trip!

This will give you a more Real Experience of Slovenia, and allow you to have a more Memorable Trip!

The best way to do this is by Renting a Car, so you are flexible and can let the Adventure guide your Trip!

We love Free Walking tours at Tripfindr!

This is because they are the BEST WAY to Learn about and Explore a city!

Book one and ask your Guide all the Questions you may have, as well as seeing all the Hidden Gems that Ljubljana has to offer!

Trying Local Specialties can help to make your Trip more Memorable and Unique, as it connects you to the Locals!

Some great foods to Try:

  • Kranjska Sausage
  • Prekmurje layer Cake
  • Idrija dumplings

Make it Unique

Visit the Hidden Underground Wine Cellars of the Jerusalem Hills to have an interesting story to tell!

Google Maps Link (Click Here).

Taking part in Traditional Activities like Pottery Making or Beekeeping can give you an insight into the local culture, and is also a unique and fun experience!

Holding a Guinness World Record for the largest Cave Castle in the World, this well-preserved Castle-in-a-cave-and-on-a-cliff is located in Slovenia’s Karst Region, a region famous for its Crazy Limestone Formations and Caves!

How to get There?

Flying: Ljubljana Joze Pucnik International Airport (LJU) has many international Connections and is near the Capital.

Other: You can take a train or bus from various European Cities, and it is also easy to Drive via Land-Borders from neighboring countries: Italy, Croatia, Austria, and Hungary.

How to get Around?

In Ljubljana, a mix of walking and Public Transportation (Buses & Trams) is the best way to get around.

Exploring the Rural Areas, we recommend renting a Car. Alternatively, you could book Buses or Tours to different destinations.

How to get There?

Flying: Ljubljana Joze Pucnik International Airport (LJU) has many international Connections and is near the Capital.

Other: You can take a train or bus from various European Cities, and it is also easy to Drive via Land-Borders from neighboring countries: Italy, Croatia, Austria, and Hungary.

How to get Around?

In Ljubljana, a mix of walking and Public Transportation (Buses & Trams) is the best way to get around.

Exploring the Rural Areas, we recommend renting a Car. Alternatively, you could book Buses or Tours to different destinations.

Safety Concerns

Slovenia is considered Safe for Tourists.

As with any tourist destination, it’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and keep your valuables safe.

The only specific Safety Concern to be aware of is Wildlife (Be aware of Bears and Wolves in the natural areas).

Where to Stay?

In Ljubljana, there are many options.
In the Rural areas, you may be more limited, with Guesthouses, smaller Hotels, Airbnbs, and Hostels being more spread out.
The most adventurous option for Road Tripping the Country would be with a Campervan!

  • Hostels: There are many great options for affordable hostels, either with shared or private rooms. Hostelworld is a great resource to find and book beds. This is the best value option and ideal for solo travelers to Ljubljana.
  • There are many great Airbnb offerings, and this option may be the best value for families or groups.
  • Hotels are a good option for families, or people mainly looking for a hassle-free experience.