Out of all of Europe, my absolute favorite country is Slovenia. The best places to visit in Slovenia can be difficult to figure out at first, but some basic research will clear it up quickly!
So why visit Slovenia?
In Slovenia, it’s all about nature. It’s one of the most water-rich countries in all of Europe, with abundant rivers and lakes plus some Mediterranean coastline. Add in an extremely mountainous terrain and you can just imagine the majestic scenery within Slovenia’s border. The almost Venetian architecture of its small towns just caps off the country’s beauty perfectly.
It’s so easy to add places to visit in Slovenia as part of a bigger European trip. It’s bordered by Italy, Croatia, Hungary, and Austria — convenient for lots of other trips! I personally visited Slovenia, Croatia, and even Munich in one trip, but there are so many combinations to choose from.
Information and Guide to Places to Visit in Slovenia
|Slovenia Travel Guide: Frequently Asked Questions
This guide covers the basics of how to get to Slovenia, what to bring, relative costs and transportation concerns.
|One Week in Slovenia Itinerary
Spending one week in Slovenia is the perfect amount of time! The country is small enough to explore each corner in a short period. This itinerary breaks down each region, places to visit in Slovenia, what to skip, and includes flexibility for you to explore activities that interest you.
|Lake Bohinj and Lake Bled
Lake Bled is the most popular of all places to visit in Slovenia! Probably because it’s so beautiful 🙂 It offers some great touristy options like riding a chair lift while Lake Bohinj gets you a bit more off the beaten path. Check out my recommendations for each.
|Things to Do in Triglav National Park
Triglav National Park covers an area of over 800 square km and can be daunting to know where to start. This guide breaks down some of the can’t miss stops and gives you a great way to experience the Julian Alps of Slovenia. If you like hiking and/or the outdoors, this should be top of your list for places to visit in Slovenia.
|A Quick Stop in the Karst Region
The four main tourist attractions in the Karts Region: Predjama Castle, Postojna Cave, Škocjan Caves, and Lipica Stud Farm are great reasons to visit this southern region in Slovenia. Tours to this region are plentiful but I recommend venturing out in a rental car to make the most of your day.
|Is Ljubljana the Loveliest Small City in Europe?
This pedestrian friendly city is a favorite of mine for many reasons. From the underlying continuity in the architecture to the charming cafes lining the streets, Ljubljana is a wonderful small city with a great vibe and isn’t to be missed on a trip to Slovenia.
|My First (and Last?) Overnight Train Ride
Train travel in Europe is a must, but plan ahead and think carefully about taking an overnight train in Slovenia. Their booking system is a bit dated and makes for a challenging experience.
I hope you’ve found this information helpful. If you have additional questions not covered here, please leave them in the comments and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible. Enjoy your Slovenia travel planning!