Travelling around Slovenia in a campervan is a fantastic way of discovering the country’s wonderful landmarks and engaging in exciting activities while completely in control of your itinerary. We have compiled a list of the country’s main attractions for you to choose from to get the very most of your Slovenian holiday experience. Each day can be packed to the brim with stuff to do, depending entirely on your mood and interests. From cultural tourism and family-oriented activities, to blood-rushing adrenaline rides and everything in between. Although there are simply too many optional extras available for you to try, don’t worry, we offer the possibility of extending your holiday for a day or two so that you can check your favourites off the list.
Wherever you go, short distances and light traffic on well-maintained roads make driving in Slovenia easy and enjoyable. But don’t be fooled by its small size, Slovenia is among the most diverse places on Earth and offers an incredible array of must-visit destinations. Staying in safe, clean and conveniently located camps will place you in the heart of the action.
You’ll set out on your campervanning adventure from the international airport, which is just a stone’s throw away from Ljubljana, Europe’s greenest capital. Ljubljana offers amazing sightseeing, excellent gastronomy and outdoor recreation. Heading up to the Alpine region, you’ll visit world famous Lake Bled and explore the natural and cultural wonders of the area. Deep in the unspoilt embrace of Triglav National Park, you’ll set up camp in Bohinj and the scenic Soča Valley, where hiking, cycling, rafting, ziplining, rock climbing, canyoning and much, much more can be enjoyed in this insanely picturesque part of Slovenia.
The last leg of your journey will take you through some more beautiful valleys, gorges and valleys, as you make your way across Slovenia’s enchanting Karst region towards the coast. The Mediterranean climate and pretty seaside towns, including charming Piran and lively Portorož and their surrounding treasures, will present you with a completely different side to Slovenia. Driving back to Ljubljana, you shouldn’t miss out on the spellbinding Postojna Cave and the medieval phenomenon of Predjama Castle.
For a detailed description of this awesome campervanning holiday, check out our extensive itinerary below.
Your campervanning adventure will start at Ljubljana airport, where we will pick you up, brief you on your itinerary and introduce you to your home on four wheels. Then you will head to Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital and spend the day exploring this charming city.
Meet the first set of Slovenian Alps in one of the most scenic valleys in the country, Logar Valley. Spend the day embraced by mountains with options of hiking, waterfalls and remarkable views. Enjoy scenic rides on panoramic roads with plenty of side stops over a couple of mountain passes and a brief short-cut through Austria, to continue to Jezersko, a picturesque haven on the other side of the Kamnik-Savinja alpine range. This spot, unphased by modern times, kept its traditional charm and will impress you with its tranquility, rustic atmosphere and, of course, the views of the mountains.
One of the most popular places to visit in Slovenia is definitely Lake Bled. You will have plenty of time to discover all the reasons why when spending the day on the shores of the lake and exploring all the places you want to see there. From great viewpoints and scenic hiking, to traditional sightseeing of historical places, you can spend the day as actively or as leisurely as you like.
Located deep in the Julian Alps at the heart of Triglav National Park and only a short drive from Bled, Lake Bohinj is a nature-lover’s paradise. It offers countless options of spending time in nature, be it hiking, cycling or proper mountain climbing. It will satisfy the needs of adrenaline junkies with nearby canyons and rivers, but those looking for tranquil relaxation will not be disappointed either. Wherever you turn, breathtaking views are guaranteed.
In the very northwestern corner of Slovenia lies a small alpine resort called Kranjska Gora and it is an absolute favourite for local as well as foreign visitors who want to enjoy the mountainous setting. There are beautiful hiking and cycling trails in the area and the picturesque Lake Jasna, which you can see at the beginning of your drive up to Vršič Pass. This windy road will take you to Soča Valley, where you can opt for more hiking along the beautiful Soča River.
Wake up in the fairytale land of Soča Valley in the adrenaline capital of Slovenia called Bovec. You can choose to spend the day hiking in the area, chasing waterfalls or getting your adrenaline rush by joining rafting, canyoning or ziplining activities. Either way, filmmakers of the Narnia movies knew why they chose this place to be one of the filming locations.
Further down the Soča River stream, you will visit the historic town of Kobarid, famous for its WWI battles and an award winning museum, but you can choose to keep your trail in nature and visit the unique Kozjak Waterfall instead or even try climbing some of the epic mountains in the area and see where the famous battles took place. The next town on your itinerary is Tolmin, where you can stop to check out the marvellous Tolmin Gorges before heading to the Karst area to spend the night.
One of the most unique Slovenian regions and landscapes is undoubtedly the Karst. With its plethora of underground caves, you are bound to visit at least one on your trip to Slovenia. If underground is not your favourite place, you can choose to spend the day at the Lipica Stud Farm, the cradle of the famous Lipizzaner horses and stop in the village of Hrastovlje to see the world famous dance-macabre frescoes. Your day will finish at the Slovenian Coast.
Besides the picturesque town of Piran, the Slovenian coast is dotted with towns, such as Koper, Izola and Portorož. The so-called Slovenian Riviera is a popular place for summer holidays with its Mediterranean vibe and the easy-going atmosphere. It is great to just relax there or hop on a bicycle to explore the hilly surroundings full of vineyards and olive groves, enjoy some gourmet treats or the incredible history of salt making.
Make the best of your last day and squeeze in a cave visit, be it 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 before finishing your holidays and returning the van at Ljubljana airport.
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