54 days in Slovenia Itinerary

54 days in Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Klagenfurt, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 4 nights
Drive
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Postojna
— 2 nights
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Škocjan
— 2 nights
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Koper
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Piran
— 3 nights
Taxi
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Portorož
— 2 nights
Drive
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Secovlje
— 1 night
Drive
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Škofja Loka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bled
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kranjska Gora
— 4 nights
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Soča
— 5 nights
Drive
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Idrija
— 2 nights
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Novo Mesto
— 2 nights
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Bizeljsko
— 1 night
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Maribor
— 3 nights
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Ptuj
— 2 nights
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Solčava
— 2 nights
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Kamnik
— 1 night
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Radovljica
— 1 night
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Bohinjska Bistrica
— 2 nights
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Bohinjsko Jezero
— 1 night
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Dobrovo
— 1 night
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Lipica
— 3 nights
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Kočevje
— 1 night
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Metlika
— 1 night
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Ljubljana

— 4 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Spend the 2nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and walk around Tivoli Park.

Plan trip to Ljubljana with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Ljubljana is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to Ljubljana is minus 1 hour. July in Ljubljana sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:

Postojna

— 2 nights
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
On the 4th (Wed), Head underground at Postojna Cave, explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cerkev Zalostne Matere bozje.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Postojna online visit planner.

Drive from Ljubljana to Postojna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Postojna, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Škocjan.

Things to do in Postojna

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Škocjan

— 2 nights
Most people visit Skocjan to tour the famed caves, one of Slovenia's top attractions.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Škocjan holiday builder website.

Škocjan is just a stone's throw from Postojna. You will leave for Koper on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Škocjan

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

Koper

— 2 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
On the 7th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Vinakoper, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, then admire the striking features of Praetorian Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Piazza Tito. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the design of Da Ponte Fountain, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, and then contemplate the long history of Muda Gate.

To find out how to plan a trip to Koper, use our trip itinerary maker.

Koper is just a short distance from Škocjan. August in Koper sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Piran.

Things to do in Koper

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Piran

— 3 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Piran is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Tartini Square, take in the waterfront at Port Piran, learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, and see the interesting displays at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Piran itinerary planner.

Piran is just a stone's throw from Koper. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Portorož.

Things to do in Piran

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Portorož

— 2 nights
A resort town on the country's scenic Adriatic coastline, Portoroz offers many spas with all kinds of therapeutic treatments, many based on the brine and mud from the area's salt pans.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stroll through Portorož Beach, then don't miss a visit to Parenzana, and then try to win big at Grand Casino Portorož. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve, walk around Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, and then try to win big at Casino Riviera.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Portorož road trip tool.

Portorož is just a stone's throw from Piran. In August, daily temperatures in Portorož can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Secovlje.

Things to do in Portorož

Parks · Fun & Games · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Secovlje

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Tonina House.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Secovlje trip planner.

Secovlje is very close to Portorož. In August, daytime highs in Secovlje are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Škofja Loka.

Things to do in Secovlje

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

Škofja Loka

— 2 nights
Skofja Loka works great as a starting point for explorations into the Julian Alps, very near the country's capital Ljubljana.
On the 15th (Sun), admire the striking features of Homan House, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church Of Mary Immaculate, then explore the historical opulence of Škofja Loka Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Firbar's House, and finally take in the views from Capuchin Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Lubnik Cave and Kevdrc, admire the striking features of Plečnik's Arcade & Fountain, then make a trip to Tunnels Under Old Kranj, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pungert.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Škofja Loka trip planning site.

Getting from Secovlje to Škofja Loka by car takes about 2 hours. In August, Škofja Loka is slightly colder than Secovlje - with highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Škofja Loka

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Bled

— 3 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vintgar Gorge, step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, explore the fascinating underground world of Pokljuka Gorge, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bled online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Škofja Loka to Bled takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kranjska Gora.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

Kranjska Gora

— 4 nights
A trip to Kranjska Gora takes visitors to an area that represents a border point between Austria, Italy, and Slovenia.
Get out of town with these interesting Kranjska Gora side-trips: Bovec (Parasailing & Paragliding & Virje Waterfall). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Vršič Pass, take a memorable drive along Mangart Saddle, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jasna, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mojčin Dom na Vitrancu.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kranjska Gora trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bled to Kranjska Gora takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Kranjska Gora, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Soča.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:

Soča

— 5 nights
Go for a jaunt from Soča to Logje to see Napoleon Bridge about 40 minutes away.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Soča day trip planning website.

You can drive from Kranjska Gora to Soča in 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kranjska Gora in August: high temperatures in Soča hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 29th (Sun), you're off to Idrija.

Things to do in Soča

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 29:

Idrija

— 2 nights
While on holiday in Idrija, you'll be able to see a World Heritage Site featuring one of the largest mercury mines in the entire world.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the striking features of The Karlov Mill, pause for some photo ops at Franja Partisan Hospital, then examine the collection at Hg Smeltery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Gewerkenegg Castle. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monument to Maksim Sedej in Ziri, then don't miss a visit to Idrija Kamšt, then indulge your taste buds at Winestronaut, and finally explore the striking landscape at Otlica Natural Window.

To find out how to plan a trip to Idrija, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Soča to Idrija in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Soča in August, expect Idrija to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Novo Mesto.

Things to do in Idrija

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Novo Mesto

— 2 nights
Novo Mesto is the city on a bend of the Krka River in the City Municipality of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in nature's colorful creations at Otočec Castle Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Novo Mesto Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Kostanjevica Cave, explore the world behind art at Božidar Jakac Art Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Dolenjska.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Novo Mesto online day trip planner.

Drive from Idrija to Novo Mesto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Novo Mesto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bizeljsko.

Things to do in Novo Mesto

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Bizeljsko

— 1 night
Bizeljsko is a settlement in the Municipality of Brežice in eastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. On the 2nd (Thu), learn about winemaking at Najger Repnica Wine Cave, then step into the grandiose world of Podsreda Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Brežice Castle.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bizeljsko trip maker website.

Getting from Novo Mesto to Bizeljsko by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Maribor.

Things to do in Bizeljsko

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Maribor

— 3 nights
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maribor: Celje Castle (in Celje), Terme 3000 (in Moravske Toplice) and Green Gold Beer Fountain (in Žalec). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, see the interesting displays at Old Vine House, do a tasting at Vinag Wine Cellar, and explore the ancient world of Water Tower.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Maribor trip builder.

Traveling by car from Bizeljsko to Maribor takes 1.5 hours. September in Maribor sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ptuj.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Ptuj

— 2 nights
A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Ptuj City Tower, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Terme Ptuj, learn about winemaking at Ptuj Wine Cellar, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Minorite Monastery of Saints Peter and Paul, and finally appreciate the history behind Orpheus Monument.

To find maps and more tourist information, read Ptuj trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Ptuj takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Solčava.

Things to do in Ptuj

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Solčava

— 2 nights
Visit Solcava to discover a region near the Austrian border where a drive down a panoramic road delivers some of the best views in Europe.
On the 8th (Wed), take a memorable drive along Solčava Panoramic Road, stroll around Logar Valley Landscape Park, and then Head underground at Snow Cave. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Mary of the Snow, then examine the collection at Peca Underground - Tourist Mine and Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Forma viva Ravne Steel Masterpieces.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Solčava trip builder tool.

You can drive from Ptuj to Solčava in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kamnik.

Things to do in Solčava

Nature · Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Kamnik

— 1 night
History buffs can spend their entire Kamnik vacation soaking in the town's medieval appeal at two castles, monastery, and lively streets packed with artisanal workshops.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Little Castle, walk around Volčji Potok Arboretum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Velika Planina.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kamnik driving holiday planner.

Getting from Solčava to Kamnik by car takes about an hour. In September, daytime highs in Kamnik are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Radovljica.

Things to do in Kamnik

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Radovljica

— 1 night
Radovljica is a medieval town right at the footsteps of the Julian Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get great views at Biček's Rock, contemplate the long history of Kropa's Old Town, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Apiculture, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Town Centre of Radovljica.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Radovljica online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kamnik to Radovljica in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Radovljica can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bohinjska Bistrica.

Things to do in Radovljica

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Bohinjska Bistrica

— 2 nights
Bohinjska Bistrica occupies a scenic spot at the foothills of the Julian Alps, near the picturesque Lake Bohinj.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Oplen House Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Slap Grmečica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Aquapark & Wellness - Vodni Park Bohinj. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Davča Ethnographic Museum and then take in the awesome beauty at Planina Zajamniki.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Bohinjska Bistrica trip planner.

Bohinjska Bistrica is just a stone's throw from Radovljica. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Bohinjsko Jezero.

Things to do in Bohinjska Bistrica

Nature · Parks · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Bohinjsko Jezero

— 1 night
The mirror-like waters of the largest glacial lake in Slovenia make Bohinjsko Jezero one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Vogel, then admire the sheer force of Savica Waterfall, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally explore the activities along Lake Bohinj.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bohinjsko Jezero trip maker.

Bohinjsko Jezero is just a stone's throw from Bohinjska Bistrica. In September, daytime highs in Bohinjsko Jezero are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dobrovo.

Things to do in Bohinjsko Jezero

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

Dobrovo

— 1 night
Near the Italian border, Dobrovo remains a small settlement in a region known for its hilly orchards, vineyards, and olive groves.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the galleries of Vipolže Villa, then make a trip to Šmartno, then learn about winemaking at Vinoteka Brda, and finally examine the collection at Dobrovo Castle.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dobrovo online route planner.

Traveling by car from Bohinjsko Jezero to Dobrovo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bohinjsko Jezero in September; daily highs in Dobrovo reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Lipica.

Things to do in Dobrovo

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Lipica

— 3 nights
Known for its Lipizzaner horses, Lipica is nevertheless more than just a horse lover's heaven.
Lipica is known for museums, casinos, and golf. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum Tabor, view the masterpieces at Avgust Cernigoj Gallery, try your luck at Grand Casino Lipica, and tour the stables at Lipica Stud Farm.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lipica holiday planner.

You can drive from Dobrovo to Lipica in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Lipica can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Kočevje.

Things to do in Lipica

Museums · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Kočevje

— 1 night
Together with the Krokar primeval forest, which is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Kočevje Region makes for a truly mystical forest landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Ribnica Castle and Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Stephen, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Krokar Primeval Forest.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kočevje online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lipica to Kočevje takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kočevje are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Metlika.

Things to do in Kočevje

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Metlika

— 1 night
Metlika is a town and municipality in the southeastern Slovenia. On the 20th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Bela Krajina Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Metlika day trip planner.

Getting from Kočevje to Metlika by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kočevje in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Metlika. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Metlika

Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Slovenia travel guide

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Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.