A week is not long, but it’s enough to get a superb feel for Slovenia and to witness its main attractions. Especially if you spend most of your time enjoying the tourist offer without worrying how to reach your destinations and organizing other painstaking logistics. Thanks to Slovenia’s small size and great road connectivity, and our carefully devised itinerary, you can focus entirely on the fun aspects of your holiday.
With our list of Slovenia’s famous landmarks and attractions, your holiday will be packed to the brim without being overwhelming. The remarkably short travel distances on well-maintained roads allow you to navigate from one awesome destination to another. Staying in comfortable, clean and conveniently located accommodations, you will get to experience each destination to the fullest. And do not worry if you want to extend your holiday for a day or two in order to see a few other places or stay somewhere longer; optional extras are always available.
The loveliest and greenest capital Ljubljana will be your starting point. After a sufficient dose of sightseeing and indulging in local gastronomy, you will head north to the Alpine region. The stunning Lake Bled area with its ancient castle, church island and other fascinating spots will keep you highly entertained. Next on the agenda are the wild treasures nestled in the incredibly captivating Triglav National Park: Lake Bohinj, Slovenia’s largest lake, and Soča Valley area, where time stands still and the pristine environment invites into its magical ambience.
Driving south, the landscape changes before your eyes as you head towards the enchanting Karst. Known for its incredible countryside and breath-taking subterranean world, the Karst is a superb introduction to your next destination – the Slovenian coast. There, the Mediterranean climate prevails and the seaside towns of Piran, Koper and Portorož present you with another side of Slovenia. So close to the mountains yet so very far in character, the seaside once again reminds visitors of Slovenia’s fantastic diversity. Then it’s back to Ljubljana through a special stretch of the Karst, where pitstops like the Postojna Cave and the medieval marvel of Predjama Castle will make sure the last leg of your journey is as inspiring as the first.
Ljubljana is among the nicest and most practical capitals you will ever visit. Sightseeing is ridiculously easy, as the city’s highlights are crammed into a relatively small area, easily navigated on foot. You will get a taste of Slovene culture, architecture and urban life, before heading to the nearby mountainous paradise of the Julian Alps.
Lake Bled, Slovenia’s most iconic tourist trap you’ll never want to escape is next on your itinerary. Breath-taking viewpoints, historic landmarks and scenic hiking trails, this area is a perfect stepping stone to the stunning wilderness that follows: Triglav National Park.
A short drive from Bled is another unforgettable Alpine gem – Lake Bohinj. Nestled in the heart of the Julian Alps, Lake Bohinj and its surroundings are a nature lover’s dream. The area offers countless options of spending time in the wild outdoors. Hiking, cycling or gravity-defying mountaineering. 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.
Just as you thought Slovenia couldn’t get any prettier, you will drive up the Vršič Pass and the windy road will take you to Soča Valley along the stunning Soča River. Your destination is he adrenaline capital of Slovenia, Bovec. This jaw-droppingly gorgeous place has a list of activities to choose from, as well as a wide assortment of natural phenomena that will inspire all your senses.
Leaving Soča Valley behind may sound heart-breaking, but rest assured that what comes next is simply out of this world. Your destination on day five is one of Slovenian’s most significant regions – the Karst, which is most famous for its remarkable underground world. It’s where the topographical term karst originates from. It also happens to be the home of Lipica Stud Farm, the cradle of the famous Lipizzaner horses. Charming villages, the bora-swept plains, and sunlit vineyards will do nothing but amaze as you slowly drift towards the coast.
The Venetian-style town of Piran, the main port and historic hub of Koper, and the modern playground of Portorož will introduce you to the Mediterranean side of Slovenia. with that special seaside vibe and easy-going atmosphere. Here you can simply relax or hop on a bicycle to explore the hilly surroundings, enjoy some gourmet treats, or learn first-hand about the fascinating history of salt making.
The final day of your fly & drive journey takes you into one the most beautiful caves on the planet: Slovenia’s fabulous miracle of Postojna Cave. A perfect way to round up your trip. And before you dash off to Ljubljana, a pitstop at Predjama Castle, the magnificent medieval wonder built into a cliff’s face, is an awesome way of saying goodbye. Until your next visit to Slovenia, that is.
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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