Self-Guided Holidays

10-day Fly & Drive Holiday in Slovenia

Hit the open road and discover Slovenia your way

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9 nights / 10 days
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Leisurely to moderate
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  • Enjoy driving on Slovenian roads and the countryside from the Alps to the Coast
  • Visit the most popular sights in Slovenia, as well as some hidden gems
  • Choose the experiences that you don’t want to miss and create your own perfect itinerary
  • Leave the hassle of planning your journey to us and follow your pre-planned route

If you don’t know where you’re going, this fly & drive holiday will take you there. Exploring Slovenia, Europe’s most fascinatingly diverse country, can very easily be done by car. Especially if you know exactly how to reach your destination and what to do when you get there. Thanks to Slovenia’s small size and exceptional connectivity, you can visit the places you want when you want without worrying about planning every aspect of your journey.  

With our list of Slovenia’s main landmarks and attractions, your holiday will be packed with possibilities. You are in full control of your itinerary. You decide which cultural highlights and outdoor activities of a particular area appeal to you most, and simply see them and do them. Enjoy the surprisingly short travel distances on this beautiful country’s well-maintained roads and soak up the countryside as you dash from one awesome destination to another.

Staying in comfortable, clean and conveniently located accommodations, you will get to experience each destination to the max. Truth-be-told, there are too many optional extras to choose from, but don’t worry, you can always extend your holiday for a day or two and check them off your list. It is a self-guided trip after all.

Your adventure will begin in our picture-perfect capital Ljubljana. After obligatory sightseeing, tasting of local cuisine and perhaps some outdoor recreation, you will head north to the Alpine region, where panoramic views and later the sparkling Lake Bled and its surroundings await. This region is home to the incredibly captivating Triglav National Park, where you’ll be staying near Lake Bohinj, Kranjska Gora and the Soča Valley area. Hiking, cycling, rafting, ziplining, rock climbing, canyoning and many other activities are up for grabs in this gorgeous wilderness.

 Next, you’ll be driving across some more scenic landscapes as you make your way to the enchanting Karst, and on towards Slovenia's coastal area. Suddenly, the Mediterranean climate welcomes you to visit the seaside towns of Piran and Portorož, with a number of fantastic stops located. Then it’s back to Ljubljana through yet another stretch of the Karst, where pitstops like the Postojna Cave and the medieval phenomenon of Predjama Castle will take your breath away.

 A detailed description of this exciting fly & drive holiday can be found in the itinerary below.

Included in price

Optional extras

Car rental
Personalized itinerary and route guide
9 nights accommodation with breakfast
Tourist tax
Ljubljana Airport transfer
Excess car insurance
Entrance fees

Included in price

Car rental
Personalized itinerary and route guide
9 nights accommodation with breakfast
Tourist tax

Extras

Ljubljana Airport transfer
Excess car insurance
Entrance fees

Itinerary

DAY 1 - LJUBLJANA

You will pick up your car in Ljubljana and get briefed on your itinerary. Wandering around Ljubljana will keep you highly entertained as well as give you a chance to acclimatize to the magical ambience of the place.

Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Ljubljana
Included:
Meet & greet in Ljubljana
Car rental
Optional extra charge
Ljubljana Airport transfer
Optional extras:
Sightseeing:
Ljubljana Castle
Ljubljanica boat ride
Ljubljana walking tour
Active:
Ljubljana bike tour
Cycling in Ljubljana Marshes
Kayaking on Ljubljanica River
Adventure:
Golovec mountain biking
Caving Ljubljana
Family:
Farm Life
House of Illusions
Ljubljana ZOO
Food:
Ljubljana food tour
Wine tasting
Cooking class

DAY 2 - KAMNIK-SAVINJA ALPS

Your first taste of the Slovenian Alps will come in the form of one of the most scenic valleys in the country, Logar Valley. Spend the day amidst towering mountains with great possibilities for hiking, waterfalls and remarkable views. Enjoy scenic rides on panoramic roads with plenty of stops at mountain passes. You will continue to Jezersko, a charming Alpine corner tucked away on the other side of the Kamnik-Savinja range. Untouched by civilisation, its tranquillity and rustic atmosphere will impress you no-end.

Minimum driving:
distance 110 km (68 mi), duration 2 hours 45 minutes
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Jezersko
Meals:
Breakfast
Highlights:
Solčava panoramic road
Palenk & Rinka Waterfalls
Jezersko Lake with alpine views
Optional extras:
Active:
Bicycle rental
Adventure:
Hiking guide

DAY 3 - BLED

Slovenia’s most prized attraction, Lake Bled, will give you plenty to write home about. There are tons of things to do and see in and around the town of Bled. Breath-taking viewpoints, scenic hiking trails, traditional sightseeing of historical places like the Bled Castle… You decide how active or leisurely your stay in Bled will be.

Minimum driving:
distance 63 km (39 mi), duration 1 hour
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Bled
Meals:
Breakfast
Optional extras:
Sightseeing:
Bled Castle
Pletna boat ride
Row boat rental
Active:
Vintgar Gorge
Bled bike tour
Paddle board rental
Adventure:
Ziplining
Horse riding
Viševnik hike
Pokljuka mountain biking
Family:
Tobogganing
Adrenaline park
Food:
Bled food tour
Wine tasting

DAY 4 - BOHINJ

A short drive from Bled in its magnificent counterpart – Lake Bohinj. Perched in the heart of the Julian Alps in the world-renowned Triglav National Park, Lake Bohinj and its surroundings are a nature enthusiast’s refuge beyond description. The area offers countless options of spending time in the wild outdoors; be it hiking, cycling or gravity-defying mountain climbing. Additional thrills can be had in the nearby canyons and rivers, or you can opt for some tranquil relaxation at the lakeshore. Spectacular views are guaranteed either way.

 

Minimum driving:
distance 30 km (18 mi), duration 40 minutes
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Bohinj
Meals:
Breakfast
Optional extras:
Sightseeing:
Vogel mountain cable car
Active:
Bicycle rental
Savica Waterfall entrance fee
Mostnica Gorge entrance fee
Adventure:
Kayaking
Canyoning
Triglav Lakes hike
Rock climbing
Food:
Dairy farm visit

DAY 5 - KRANJSKA GORA

In the very tip of north-western Slovenia lies a small Alpine sports hub of Kranjska Gora. It’s an absolute favourite among local and foreign visitors who come to enjoy this mountainous wonderland and the numerous activities it offers. Wonderful hiking and cycling trails are the stunning Lake Jasna, which you can see at the beginning of your drive up to Vršič Pass. Following this windy road, you arrive at another Alpine marvel: the Soča Valley

Minimum driving:
distance 114 km (70 mi), duration 2 hours 10 minutes
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Bovec
Meals:
Breakfast
Optional extras:
Active:
Zelenci bike tour
Martuljek Falls hike
Adventure:
Kranjska Gora mountain bike park
Kranjska Gora mountain biking
Via Ferrata
Family:
Tobogganing

DAY 6 - SOČA VALLEY

Waking up, you may think you’re in heaven. Close enough, you’re in the Soča Valley, the adrenaline capital of Slovenia called Bovec, to be precise. You can choose to spend the day hiking in this jaw-dropping environment, chase waterfalls or get your adrenaline fix by indulging in rafting, canyoning or ziplining activities. Remember, there are only right choices in this pristine place!

Minimum driving:
You can have a break day.
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Bovec
Meals:
Breakfast
Optional extras:
Adventure:
White water rafting
Ziplining
Canyoning
Family:
Adrenaline park

DAY 7 - KOBARID & TOLMIN

Further down the Soča River, you will enter the historic gem of Kobarid. Famous for its role in WWI, Kobarid invites you to visit its award-winning museum. Or you can decide to tick the nature trail and snap a photo of Kozjak Waterfall instead, or even try climbing some of the epic mountains in the local area to discover which famous WWI battles took place there. The next town on your itinerary is Tolmin with its marvellous gorges, before heading to Slovenia’s unforgettable Karst region.

Minimum driving:
distance 140 km (86 mi), duration 2 hours 20 minutes
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Karst Region
Meals:
Breakfast
Highlights:
Optional extras:
Sightseeing:
Kobarid WWI museum
Active:
Kozjak Waterfall
Tolmin Gorge
Adventure:
Krn hike
Kobariški Stol mountain biking

DAY 8 - THE KARST

The Karst is among Slovenia’s most interesting landscapes. It’s where the topographical phenomenon karst originates from. The Karst’s plethora of underground caves, you should visit at least one on your holiday in Slovenia. Spending the day at the Lipica Stud Farm, the cradle of the famous Lipizzaner horses, and stopping off in the village of Hrastovlje to see the world-famous dance-macabre frescoes, are definitely Karst attractions you wouldn’t want to miss out on. In the evening, your lungs will breathe in the fresh Mediterranean air, as the final leg of your road trip begins.

Minimum driving:
distance 80 km (50 mi), duration 1 hour
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Portorož
Meals:
Breakfast
Optional extras:
Sightseeing:
Postojna Cave
Predjama Castle
Lipica Stud Farm
Hrastovlje Church

DAY 9 - THE COAST

Besides the Venetian-style jewel of Piran, the Slovenian coast is dotted with lovely towns, such as Koper, Izola and Portorož. The so-called Slovenian Riviera is a popular summer destination with that special seaside vibe and easy-going atmosphere. Here you can simply relax or hop on a bicycle to explore the hilly surroundings full of vineyards and olive groves, enjoy some gourmet treats, or learn first-hand about the fascinating history of salt making.

Minimum driving:
You can have a break day.
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Portorož
Meals:
Breakfast
Optional extras:
Sightseeing:
Sečovlje salt pans
Boat trip from Piran
Active:
Bicycle rental
Paddle board rental
Adventure:
Coast bike tour
Food:
Fonda fish farm
Lisjak vintage gourmet tour
Truffle hunting

DAY 10 - THE KARST & RETURN TO LJUBLJANA

The final day of your fly & drive holiday should be spent in true Slovenian touristic fashion: In the most beautiful caves on the planet. The UNESCO heritage site of Škocjan Caves, or one of the lesser known but more adventurous caving options that the Slovenian Karst has to offer, will round up your trip perfectly. Then it’s back to Ljubljana, back to reality, and back to pondering what kind of Slovenian holiday you would like to go on next!

Minimum driving:
distance 150 km (93 mi), duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Meals:
Breakfast
Highlights:
Optional extra charge
Ljubljana Airport transfer
Optional extras:
Active:
Škocjan Caves
Adventure:
Planina Cave tour
Križna Cave tour

Extra days

Why not spend a few more days in Slovenia? Extend your holidays with a pre- or post-holiday extension. Accommodation, sightseeing and activities can be arranged. Add as many extra days to your holiday as you wish.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am a single traveller, how can I book?

Don’t worry, just drop us a line in our inbox. We will do our best to try and find you some company, so if you are flexible in your travel dates, let us know as well. Do you want a private trip? No problem, we got you covered too.

Why is the accommodation not specified?

We are always looking for the perfect fit for you. We use a few different accommodation providers that fit our standards but they are subjected to availability, especially in the high season. We can also adjust the holiday, keeping in mind your preferences and budget and can always find a more suitable solution for your taste.

Where do I start the holiday?

Your fly & drive holiday starts in Ljubljana. We will come and meet you at your hotel to run you through your itinerary, give you some final notes and arrange your car rental. If you need a transfer from the airport, let us know upon booking!

What happens if I have an accident or if the car breaks down?

In any case, you let us know as soon as possible. Your basic insurance included in the price offers 24/7 roadside assistance and covers damages caused to other people involved in a car accident. If you wish to upgrade your insurance, there are extended options available that cover more than one driver, windows and tyres.

Do I need an international driving permit in Slovenia?

To drive in Slovenia, you must have a European driver's licence or an international driving permit.

Do I need to buy a vignette for Slovenian roads?

The car you will get from the rental company is already equipt with a vignette you can use on Slovenian highways.

Do the cars have manual or automatic transmission?

Generally, rental companies offer cars with automatic transmission.

What if I want to see all the optional things listed in the itinerary?

You can easily extend a day or two in the same area, either extending your entire holiday or leaving out some places you are not interested in. Just notify us upon booking and we will help you customize a perfect itinerary for you.

Where will I stay? Will I be able to park my car there?

We use different hotels, depending on availability, but we always make sure they are conviniently located and that you have the option of parking your car comfortably.

What is the tourist tax that is not included in the price?

A tourist and promotion tax is a fee that every visitor has to pay for each overnight stay all over Slovenia. It consists of two parts: each municipality charges a tourist tax fee, which goes towards financing and maintenance of tourist facilities in the area, and the Slovenian Tourist Board charges a promotion tax, which is used to promote Slovenia. Depending on the municipality, the tax rates vary - from 1.5€ in some locations to 3.13€ in Ljubljana or Bled (per person, per night).
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For travellers that want flexibility and independence. We organize the holidays of your choice, but the adventure of getting around is all yours. You will get a fly & drive itinerary with activities, accommodations and travelling tips with full support of our team for any emergencies or concerns. 

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For solo travellers or travellers who wish to meet other like-minded souls, don’t want to stress about trip planning and would maybe like to enjoy some time on their own as well. You will be travelling with our tour leader in a small group of maximum 8 people in a comfortable van with accommodation, entrance fees and a detailed plan of activities arranged. For guaranteed tour departures we have a minimum of 4 people.

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For travellers who want a holiday based on their preferences and needs. You don’t need to worry over itinerary planning or your next move, and at the same time you can enjoy the holidays at your own pace and take as much time on your own whenever needed. We take care of the entire organization and provide you with a professional guide, accommodation, transportation and plan of activities.
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