Discover the wonders of Slovenia from the capital, with our Ljubljana day trip top seven list!
Ljubljana is a unique, somewhat small city, dotted with pleasant picturesque places where you can expect all kinds of wonderful little surprises. Distances in Slovenia are short, which makes Ljubljana a perfect start for your holiday and exploring the country’s diverse beauty. Within a single day you can visit the Slovenian coast, or high mountainous regions, or experience the karst region – all within one hour’s drive. Many of the spots on the list below can be easily reached and make fine one- or two-day trips for active tourists staying in Slovenia.
Whether this is your first trip to Slovenia or you’ve been here many times before, a seven-day stay opens up a wealth of new and inspiring things to do. And while it’s nearly impossible to see everything—even if your trip lasts a week—this itinerary is designed to allow you to have the most fun adventures in Slovenia. Read on for suggestions on how to make the most of your time.
Here are our top seven picks for your active holidays in Slovenia – every day a different adventure!
Ljubljana day trip 1: SOČA Valley
There is something unique about this valley – some special spirit of adventure and outdoor life. The picturesque land surrounding the emerald Soča River conceals many remote corners where you will find the peace you are looking for. Bovec offers perfect relaxation in unspoilt nature and stunning views. The pleasant little town, surrounded by the high peaks of the Julian Alps, is a paradise for all sports enthusiasts.
Ljubljana day trip 2: Bled
Bled represents one of the most beautiful alpine resorts, complete with an amazing lake, which you must not miss if you are visiting Slovenia. Bled’s lake is characteristic of Slovenia’s beauty. In summer it is ideal for swimming and all other water activities. Bled is an ideal starting point for a relaxing break or an active holiday.
Ljubljana day trip 3: Bohinj
Bohinj is one of the most charming places in the heart of the Julian Alps and in Triglav National Park. The beauty of the largest natural lake in Slovenia, high mountains, green forests and pretty mountain pastures offer endless opportunities for outdoor activities. People come primarily to chill out or to swim in the crystal-clear water of Bohinj Lake.
Ljubljana day trip 4: Kranjska Gora
This lovely little alpine town is surrounded by the majestic mountains of the Julian Alps, and has stunning mountain scenery with great access to the Triglav National Park. Kranjska Gora is an excellent destination for outdoor adventures! Explore more than 100 kilometers of hiking trails, from easy recreational to more demanding mountain trails.
Ljubljana day trip 5: Logar Valley
Logar Valley is, for sure, one of the most beautiful alpine glacial valleys in Europe. The beauty of the landscape with the Rinka Falls never fails to delight. Tradition and nature have found harmony here. This peaceful, laidback valley is perfect for relaxing, as well as hiking, cycling, horseback riding and photo hunting. You can also always bet on amazing local culinary specialties.
WHAT TO DO:
You can’t miss the magnificent 90m high Rinka Waterfall I Explore the landscape park I Take the trail through Logar Valley I Go on a hiking tour I Taste local cuisine
Ljubljana day trip 6: Postojna Cave
You simply have to visit this place! Explore the world famous underground caves, taste local delicacies in the wine-growing regions and enjoy a pleasant climate all year round. Encounter the karst area, which is a unique natural, cultural, and historical landscape that lent its name to all the karst phenomena in the world. Water and rock have been particularly creative here, forming more than 11,000 caves teeming with stalactites and stalagmites of incredible shapes.
Ljubljana day trip 7: Piran & the Slovenian coast
If you are seeking time to relax, you must visit Piran and bask in the Mediterranean sunshine. You will fall in love with this small, colorful town. Located in Slovenian Istria, Piran offers an amazing mix of traditions from three counties – Slovenia, Croatia and Italy. You can combine your time for relaxation with plenty of activities or just relax at the seaside.
WHAT TO DO:
Explore the town of Piran I Take a walk along the coast, where will you find a new surprise every kilometer I Experience a panoramic boat trip I Discover the Sečovlje Salina Natura Park