Slovenia is a rather small country, which is not necessarily bad. The size of Slovenia will be a huge advantage for you once you visit the country, as it will provide you with the perfect opportunity to explore more Slovenian treasures. And the good news is, you can discover the many treasures on a day trip in Slovenia!
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Whether you are planning a day trip to Slovenia or simply daydreaming about traveling across the country on the sunny side of the Alps, here are our top day trips Slovenia.
Triglav lakes are located in Triglav National Park in Slovenia. Triglav National Park is the largest protected area in Slovenia and the only Slovenian national park. Triglav lakes are located in the so-called Valley of the Seven Lakes (in Slovene Dolina sedmerih jezer), which is a wonderfully picturesque hiking destination. A day trip to Triglav lakes is a great idea for those of you who love to hike in Slovenia.
Sitting in the foothills of the Pohorje Mountains and straddling the banks of the Drava River, Maribor is Slovenia’s second-largest city though it sometimes feels more like a country town. A day trip to Maribor is a great idea for those of you who love to explore smaller cities and its charming streets.
Zelenci or Zelenci Nature Reserve, an emerald lake on the northern edge of the Triglav National Park. The Zelenci nature reserve is a good half an hour’s drive from the Bled area. A day trip to Zelenci is a great idea for those of you who love to observe stunning Slovenian nature.
It is said that Piran is to the Adriatic what Bled is to the Alps and what Slovenia as a whole is to Central Europe: tiny, friendly and overwhelmingly picturesque. With Slovenia’s nest square and one of Europe’s most dramatically situated churches, there is plenty to fall in love with here. A day trip to Piran is a great idea for those of you who love to explore smaller coastal cities and its charming streets.
Planšarsko lake, located in wonderful Jezersko, is a heart-shaped lake, made by the locals to commemorate a large glacial lake, which gave Jezersko its name. Cute, isn’t it? A day trip to Jezersko is a great idea for those of you who love to observe stunning Slovenian nature.
Kranjska Gora is, not surprisingly, famous for its skiing and other winter sports. Whether you visit Kranjska Gora in the winter, summer, or every season in between, we can assure you there will be plenty of things to see. Make sure you visit Lake Jasna while visiting Kranjska Gora. A day trip to Kranjska Gora is a great idea for those of you who love to explore charming towns that are surrounded by beautiful Slovenian nature.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Škocjan caves are one of only three caves in the world to gain such distinction. Located just outside the town of Divača, a plethora of sites within the caves are waiting to be discovered. A day trip to Škocjan caves is a great idea for those of you who love to explore the amazing Slovenian underground treasures.
The tongue-twisting capital of Slovenia is the figurative and (almost) literal center of the country. Ljubljana combines a quaint and well-kept medieval old town at its center with more modern districts radiating out in all directions. A day trip to Ljubljana is a great idea for those of you who love to explore bigger cities and its charming streets.
Whether you are on a travel budget or not, you and I can probably agree on the fact that the best things in life are free. With this fact in our minds, we have prepared a list of top free things to do in Ljubljana. Learn more here.
A trip to Lake Bled is truly the one for the books. Big blue lake, idyllic island, iconic church, a domineering castle atop a hill. Lake Bled has all of this, with the added bonus of the church sitting proudly in the middle of the island. It is one of the most popular destinations in Slovenia, and for good reason. A day trip to Lake Bled is a great idea for those of you who love to observe stunning Slovenian nature.
Lipica is famous worldwide for its Lipizzaner horses, and the stud farm here has over 400 years of history behind it. The horses are as elegant as can be, and modern presentations. A day trip to Lipica Stud Farm is a great idea for those of you who love to horses.
The alpine valley of Bohinj is a truly idyllic landscape, steep mountains rise above quaint villages and lush pastures, and at the end of the valley, in the Triglav National Park, is the spectacular Lake Bohinj – the largest permanent lake in Slovenia. A day trip to Bohinj is a great idea for those of you who love to explore charming towns that are surrounded by beautiful Slovenian nature.
Trip to Postojna Cave
With more than 20km of galleries already found within, Postojna is home to the most visited show cave in Europe. Open every day all year long, only a fraction of these galleries are open to the public, but it is di cult to do justice to the majesty of the caves with mere words. There is also a human fish! A day trip to Postojna cave is a great idea for those of you who love to explore the amazing Slovenian underground treasures.
With its emerald green waters, the Soča River gains new admirers with each passing year. The Soča is a haven for those who like their water sports to veer onto the adventurous side, yet also relaxing enough for an afternoon’s fishing. A day trip to Soča River is a great idea for those of you who love to explore beautiful Slovenian nature.