Slovenia Travel Guide

If you love nature and the outdoors, then Slovenia is the country for you. Located in Central Europe just north of Croatia, Slovenia is known for its mountains and lakes. It’s not on most of the “normal” tourist routes in Europe, meaning that even Slovenia’s most popular spots don’t feel overcrowded during high season.

Slovenia quick facts

  • Population: 2.07 million
  • Language: Slovenian
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Capital city: Ljubljana
  • Country size: 7,827 square miles
  • High season: Summer

Top 10 things to do in Slovenia

  1. Explore the colorful capital city of Ljubljana 
  2. Walk through the magical Vintgar Gorge
  3. Relax at picture perfect Lake Bled
  4. Go hiking at Triglav National Park in the Julian Alps
  5. Go whitewater rafting on the Emerald River
  6. Visit the stunning Adriatic resort town of Piran
  7. Check out Lake Bled’s less tourist counterpart, Lake Bohinj
  8. Take a ride down into the Postojna Cave
  9. See the impressive Predjama Castle
  10. Enjoy a Bled cream cake for dessert

Getting around

You can easily get around Slovenia by car or public transport. Trains and local buses are both fairly easy to navigate and efficiently run. Routes run between most of the country’s major destinations.

If you have a car, you can explore most of Slovenia’s highlights in less than a week due to the country’s compact size. (Search for rental cars here.)

Where to stay

Ljubljana

Lake Bled

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