Top Slovenia Attractions

Old Town Ljubljana

Triglav National Park

Ljubljana Castle

Lake Bled

Mt. Vogel

Soča River

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Classic Slovenia Itineraries

Slovenia is located in Central Europe. It shares a border with Italy, Croatia, Hungary, and Austria. Slovenia is known for its diverse geographical terrain that ranges from the Julian Alps to the Adriatic Sea. This country also has lush forests, picturesque lakes and quiet countrysides. Slovenia has an understated beauty that can only be understood when visiting this stunning country.

Slovenia One Week Itinerary

Slovenia is a relatively small country which is great for those who only have a short time here. But Slovenia also has a lot to offer. In order to make sure you are seeing it all, it is recommended that you use your time wisely and plan ahead. Below, a one week itinerary of Slovenia is described.

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Slovenia One Week Ljubljana

Day 1 Ljubljana (Arrival Day)

Arrive in Slovenia’s capital. Your first day will be spent exploring Ljubljana. Top attraction in Ljubljana include Old Town, Ljubljana Castle, Dragon Bridge, and Tivoli City Park. You can leave on day two whenever.

Lake Bled One Week Itinerary

Day 2-3 Lake Bled

From Ljubljana, Lake Bled is a 36 minute drive. If you want to take the train or bus, then it is about an hour and a half. Lake Bled has a wide-range of lodging styles from economical to luxury. Top Attraction in or around Lake Bled include Mala Osojnica, Vintgar Gorge, Bled Island, and Bled Castle.

Slovenia One Week Soča River

Day 4 Soča River

The Soča Valley is the most popular part of this river and is about an hour and a half away from Lake Bled. On the river, you can enjoy kayaking, rafting, and fishing Soča Trout. There are also hiking and walking trails that follow the river.

Piran One Week Itinerary

Day 5-6 Piran

Piran is located on the Adriatic Sea and is about a one hour and twenty minute drive from the Soča Valley. From a bus or train, it is about 2 to 3 hours away. This quaint coastal town represents Slovenia’s unique culture and history. Tartini Square is the town’s main centre and is a great place to start when exploring Piran. You can also visit neighboring towns and salt mines.

Departure Day One Week in Slovenia

Day 7 Ljubljana (Departure Day)

The last day will be spent heading back to Ljubljana which varies depending on transportation. It is about an hour and a half drive to Ljubljana from Piran. A train takes about three and a half hours while a bus takes two hours and twenty minutes.

Slovenia Two Week Itinerary

When you spend two weeks in Slovenia, it gives you plenty of time to enjoy each location. There is more time to enjoy all the activities each destination has to offer. It also gives you more leisure time which is ideal when exploring this serene country.

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Day 1-2 Ljubljana (Arrival Day)

Slovenia in Two Weeks

Arrive in Ljubljana and spend the first two days exploring the capital. Top attraction in Ljubljana include Old Town, Ljubljana Castle, Dragon Bridge, and Tivoli City Park. It also has numerous cafes, shops and restaurants throughout the city.  

Day 3-6 Lake Bled

Lake Bled Two Week Itinerary

You will leave Ljubljana on day three and head to Lake Bled. With its stunning hiking trails, fun boating excursions and relaxing thermal springs, Lake Bled is Slovenia’s most recognized attraction. Above, at its cliffs, is Bled Castle.

Day 7-9 Triglav National Park

Two Week Itinerary Slovenia

Located about two hours from Lake Bled, Triglav National Park is Slovenia's only national park. The park is a representation of the country’s natural beauty. It has numerous waterfalls, lakes, canyons, gorges, and mountains. Triglav National Park also offers active activities like hiking, mountaineering, skiing, rafting, and cycling. The park also has several lodging options, all of which are eco friendly.

Day 10 Postojna Cave

Predjama Castle Two Weeks in Slovenia

Day 10 is a day trip Postojna Cave. If you take a train, it is about five hours away. But driving to Postojna Cave is about three hours from Triglav National Park. This karst cave is a stunning display of stalactites and stalagmites formations. A train tour of the cave is about an hour and a half. Predjama Castle, which has its own legend, is also nearby. You can stay in Postojna which offers three star lodging.

Škocjan Caves in Slovenia

Day 11 Škocjan Caves

From one cave or another, day eleven will be spent exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Škocjan Caves. These caves have a very unique system that can be explored from suspended bridges. Taking a tour through these caves in a must when visiting Slovenia.  

Piran Two Week Itinerary

Day 12-13 Piran

The last few days in Slovenia will be spent in the coastal town of Piran. Piran is located on the Adriatic Sea and offers a different but equally unique experience. While in Piran explore Tartini Square and its nearby salt mines.

Departure Day Two Weeks in Slovenia

Day 14 Ljubljana (Departure Day)

Last day of this trip will be spent traveling back to Ljubljana. It is less than a two hour drive from Piran. From Ljubljana, you can continue exploring Europe or head home.

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Reviews of Slovenia Tours
97% Recommend

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4.6 Guide
4.6 Activities
4.6 Lodging
4.6 Transportation
4.6 Meals
4.6

R

Recommends

A good tour when looking to keep December 2015

4.0

Balkans Encompassed

A good tour when looking to keep costs down.

Operator Tucan Travel

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Recommends

This was the first Intrepid tour I September 2015

4.0

Croatia & Slovenia

This was the first Intrepid tour I have done. The tour was everything I was thinking and hoping it would be.

Operator Intrepid Travel

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Does Not Recommend

Highlights of Austria Slovenia and Croatia June 2017

3.0

Highlights of Austria Slovenia and Croatia Summer 2018

Hotels were not good and the food were not acceptable.

Operator Trafalgar

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Mestre to Porec August 2016

3.0

Cycle the Adriatic: Venice to Porec Self-Guided

We enjoyed this self guided cycle trip.The first 3 days are totally flat with the hills starting after Trieste. The hotel in Mestre was not great, the room was small and stuffy room with ineffective air-conditioning. We agree with previous comments about the written instructions, they are too wordy and therefore difficult to follow. We gave up on them after the first day and used the maps provided and followed the arrows placed along the route.When that failed we backed up with the map app on the smartphone.
I disagree with a previous review that said don't start in Mestre, as the ride across to to Venice is dangerous. For us it was a Sunday morning( little traffic) and on a cycle path most of the way, the view of the city is great and the only downside were the swarms of flies so essential to keep your mouth closed. Lido di Jesolo was fine (big resort) but Caorle is a much smaller, prettier town and we would have preferred to stay there. Portogruaro, nice hotel and small town. Alquilea , hotel not so great but fantastic Basilica with mosaic floors. Trieste is an interesting city but busy traffic. The route out is hilly but actually takes small backroads so wasn't as bad as expected.Into Slovenia, lovely lush farmland often on dedicated cycle track but with a few more hills ( some steep but short) we stayed in Portoroz which is a large resort, the hotel was fine but for us Piran would have been a much nicer place to spend the night as prettier and smaller. On into Croatia where the route is on a busier road at times but the coastal scenery was beautiful and the hotel in Porec was the most comfortable of the whole trip. We averaged about 40 miles a day so had usually arrived at the destination by mid afternoon giving us time to explore.
Cycling towards Venice and through lush farmland. The Basilica in Aquilea is well worth a look. Italian ice cream and fantastic fresh fish in the restaurants en route.

We only encountered him once when the bikes were delivered to the hotel, so can't really comment. The luggage transfer was very efficient.

The hire bikes were very good but the female bikes are more " sit up and beg" style. I asked to change to the bike given to men (as I prefer that cycling position) so ended up with a frame that was slightly too large as that was all they had. So women travellers.....check the style of the bike you prefer ( look more closely at the photos than I did!) and relay that to Exodus before you travel so hopefully you will get the best bike fit for you. Also mosquito repellant, antihistamine cream for bites is useful.

Better accommodation in some places would definitely have improved the rating of this holiday for us.

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Operator Exodus Travels

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Does Not Recommend

Highlights of Eastern Europe June 2017

2.0

Highlights of Eastern Europe Summer 2018

Some Hotels not of a good standard. Also single and info states they will match you to someone close in age. My buddy was 18 years older, made things difficult.

Operator Trafalgar

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