Slovenia is one of the smallest countries in Europe with an amazing amount to offer. Coming over for a short stay only scratches the surface of its amazing possibilities in terms of its nature, culture and people. But that does not mean we cannot show you the tip which makes the iceberg so appealing. And that’s exactly what this fly & drive holiday is all about.
Thanks to Slovenia’s small size and exceptional connectivity, you can visit the places you want without worrying about getting to your destination in time or missing out on anything. With our list of Slovenia’s main landmarks and attractions, your holiday will be packed to the brim. Enjoy the surprisingly short travel distances on this beautiful country’s well-maintained roads and soak up the countryside as you witness the landscape and climate change before your eyes. As for accommodations: You will be staying in comfortable lodgings that double as superb basecamps for exploring the wider area, which makes travelling even more convenient.
Your adventure will begin in our vibrant yet homely capital Ljubljana. After some fantastic sightseeing and tasting of local cuisine and culture, you will head north to the Alpine region. The panoramic views are breath-taking as you enter a completely different word. The world-famous Lake Bled and a stunning nearby gorge awaits. This region is home to the incredibly captivating Triglav National Park. You will visit Lake Bohinj and ascend a beautiful mountain by cable car.
Next, you’ll be driving across some more scenically diverse landscapes as you make your way to the enchanting Karst. High on the list of extraordinary destinations there is the renowned Postojna Cave or its UNESCO protected counterpart, the network of Škocjan Caves. Other jewels of the Karst are the medieval Predjama Castle and Lipica Stud Farm.
It’s just a short drive to the Slovenian coast, where you will stay the night in Portorož. Visiting the seaside towns of Piran, Koper and Izola presents you with yet another side of Slovenia. You will also have plenty of time to enjoy the beach and do some more sightseeing in this charming Mediterranean area.
You will pick up your car in Ljubljana and get briefed on your itinerary. Wandering around Ljubljana will keep you highly entertained. Does strolling up to Ljubljana Castle, going on a relaxing boat ride down the river lined with gorgeous architecture, popping into interesting museums, and joining wine tastings and a food tour sound like fun? It’s beyond fun! And it’s only the beginning of your holiday.
The following day, Slovenia’s most prized attraction, Lake Bled, is bound to take your breath away. There are tons of things to do and see in and around the historic town of Bled. Just around the corner is another natural marvel: Lake Bohinj. Perched in the heart of the Julian Alps, Lake Bohinj’s surroundings promise a truly captivating wilderness. Heading up Mt. Vogel will give you a first-hand experience of why Slovenia is home to some of the most jaw-dropping countryside in the world. Then it’s back to Ljubljana to recharge your batteries.
Heading towards the Slovenian coast and its delightful climate, you will enter the Karst. The countryside is completely different from anything you will have seen thus far. This area is among Slovenia’s most interesting landscapes. It’s where the topographical phenomenon karst originates from. It’s generous and spectacular networks of underground caves include marvels of Postojna Cave and Škocjan Caves, which you simply have to visit. Then there’s the Predjama Castle, a medieval Guinness Book of Records holder and the Lipica Stud Farm, the birthplace of the famous Lipizzaner horses. After a thorough tour of the Karst, it’s you’ll be spending the night on the “Slovene Riviera”, the colourful town of Portorož.
Dotted with highly impressive towns of Piran, Koper and Izola, the Slovenian coastline is a lovely introduction to the Adriatic Sea. It’s a popular summer destination with a Mediterranean vibe and an easy-going atmosphere. A perfect place to relax, visit the Sečovlje Salt Pans, and spend some time on the beach.
Enjoy an easy morning at the coast before driving back to Ljubljana with an enviable supply of nice impressions and memories.
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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