With this 7-day itinerary in Slovenia you will explore the capital city, a picturesque medieval town, stunning lakes, a turquoise river, a castle, vineyards, caves and the Slovenian coast! Ready? Now have a look and let us know what do you think!
7 Days in Slovenia
Day 1 - Ljubljana
Your first stop should be the capital city of Slovenia, called Ljubljana. A laid-back city with a romantic castle, a beautiful river, cool cafes and tasty food! Wondering what to do in this lovely city? Head to one of our blog posts and read about the cool Things to Do and See in Ljubljana (incl. some awesome stuff like kayaking, cat cafe etc.). Sleep over in Ljubljana.
Budget accommodation: Vila Teslova
Ljubljana - Skofja Loka by car: 30 min
Day 2 - Skofja Loka - Lake Bled
On day 2 drive to one of the medieval towns in Slovenia, this could be Skofja Loka, alternatives are Kamnik or Radovljica. Stroll down the town's streets and visit its picturesque castle! Next stop: Lake Bled.
Once in Bled, take a walk around the lake, rent a kayak, go stand up paddling and eat a Kremsnita. If you want to shoot the best photo of Lake Bled, ascend to Osojnica (check directions here). Some time left? Visit the beautiful Vintgar gorge in Bled! Sleep over in Bled.
Luxury accommodation: Villa Istra
Budget accommodation: Guesthouse Marko
Skofja Loka - Bled by car: 33 min
Day 3 - Lake Bohinj
It's time to immerse the beauty of the stunning lake Bohinj! Chill out, rent a boat, go paragliding or simply plunge into the water! Our travel tip: Don't miss out the hike to the plateau called Vogar where you can enjoy picturesque views over the lake. If you don't like hiking, simply take the cable car to the Vogel mountain. You will love this viewpoint too! Sleep over in Ribcev Laz - the village close to lake Bohinj or somewhere nearby.
Luxury accommodation: Chalet Zlatorog
Budget accommodation: Turisticna kmetija pri Andreju
Lake Bled - Lake Bohinj by car: 27 min
Day 4 - Kranjska Gora - Vrsic - Bovec
Today it will be all about mountains, curvy roads and wow moments! First stop at Lake Jasna in Kranjska Gora to enjoy this emerald lake and the surrounding mountains. Afterwards continue the road via the mountain pass called Vrsic. It is quite a drive but you will not be disappointed! Take photos at the top, then drive to your final destination of day 4 - Bovec. It is a fun place to be. If there is some energy left, go river rafting, kayaking, enjoy the zipline or just admire the colours of the Soca river. Sleep over in Bovec.
Luxury accommodation: Hotel Boka
Budget accommodation: Hostel Soca Rocks
Lake Bohinj - Kranjska Gora by car: 1 h 4 min
Kranjska Gora - Top of Vrsic by car: 23 min
Vrsic - Bovec by car: 50 min
Day 5 - Bovec - Tolmin - Goriska Brda
Start your day early. If you haven't decided for an adventure in Bovec yet, make sure to go for it this morning! ..... And then, once in Tolmin, take some time to relax at this Secret Place!
In the afternoon continue the road to the vine region in Slovenia called Goriska Brda! Make sure to heat to the lookout tower in Gonjace and admire the view over the town called Smartno. Sleep over in Smartno, Dobrovo or nearby.
Luxury accommodation: Hotel Gredic
Budget accommodation: Rooms Leban
Bovec - Tolmin by car: 39 min
Tolmin - Smartno by car: 42 min
Day 6 - Piran - Strunjan
Yeeaaahh, today it's sea time! Drive to Piran and breath in the beauty of this beautiful town. Get an ice cream and get some rest.
You don't need to rest? Ok, so hike to the top of Sv. Kriz (the hike starts in Izola or Strunjan) and enjoy the views over the Strunjan cliffs (in Slovenian: Mesecni zaliv). Sleep over in Piran.
Luxury accommodation: Hotel Piran
Budget accommodation: Guest House Prima Z
Smartno - Piran by car: 1 h 30 min
Piran - Strunjan by car: 13 min
Day 7 - Postojnska Jama - Predjama Castle - Ljubljana
It's the last day. Head to the biggest cave in Europe called the Postojna cave and get a glimpse of the Slovenian underground world! Once finished, continue the route to the Predjama castle, built within a cave. Now, it's time to drive back to Ljubljana. Sleep over in Ljubljana or head to your next destination.
Budget accommodation: Vila Teslova
Piran - Postojna cave by car: 59 min
Postojna cave - Predjama castle by car: 14 min
Predjama castle - Ljubljana airport by car: 1 h
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You're missing some adventures? Well, click on the video below for inspiration or head to our blog post about Summer Adventure Activities in Slovenia!
These are some cool places to visit when you want to spend 7 days in Slovenia only! But guys, there is so much more! Stay tuned if you want to read about longer itineraries and less touristy places in Slovenia! But first, did you like this blog post? If yes, please share it with your friends and family! Thanks, as always!
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