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16 Comments

  1. Nick

    Couldn’t agree more with this post. Slovenia is absolutely amazing, and the main reason you went, rafting and swimming in the Soča, is the same main reason I went. That river is absolutely amazing! Oh, and I have that same picture of Chuck Norris! And that Bled cream cake? Ridiculously good! I wish I had eaten more than just 2 pieces in the 4 days I was there…

    • Hi Nick,

      Thanks for your comment. The river truly is one of the blue-est and cleanest rivers I’ve ever had the good fortune to swim in. Haha, I agree with your comment on the Bled cake too. I’m glad you had an amazing time there! 🙂

  2. Carrie

    Hey there! Could you post an itinerary of your Slovenia trip? Just trying to figure out what is do-able if i fly in sat morning and fly out tuesday arvo.

    Cheers
    Carrie

    • Hi Carrie,

      This was my itinerary. Hope it helps! 🙂

      Arrive Wed
      – Rent car
      – Drive from airport to Lake Bled
      – Explore Lake Bled and Bled Castle
      – Stay overnight

      Thursday
      – Full day hiking around Triglav National Park with a tour provider
      – Stay overnight

      Friday
      – Drive from Lake Bled to Ljubljana
      – Explore city
      – Stay overnight

      Saturday
      – Drive from Ljubljana to Postojna
      – Explore Postojna Cave
      – Continue driving towards coast to Piran, arriving in the early afternoon
      – Stay overnight

      Sunday
      – Drive back to airport

  3. Tracy

    Glad I stumbled onto your site and this Slovenia post! I’m heading to Paris for a weekend from the States and wanted to tag on one new country visit and was debating between Slovenia or Norway but I’ve been wanting to go to Ljubljana since last year. Did you feel 5 days was sufficient? How was driving over there and parking?

    • Hi Tracy,

      Thanks for your comment! Yes, definitely. 5 days is a good amount of time to spend in Slovenia although you will need to be fairly organised with your activities. Driving and parking was pretty easy, though make sure you check with your hotel on whether they offer free parking (a number of them charge per day).

      Wishing you a great trip in Paris and Slovenia! 😀

  4. Cassandra

    Great post! Just starting to plan my trip this summer and hadn’t really gotten any further than the Croatia bit…so much to see! I’m not sure I want to rend a car, I’d prefer to take buses etc….do you know if that’s possible, or is the car really the way to go? Thanks!

    • Hi Cassandra, thanks for your comment. Hmm, can’t say I really recall seeing very many backpacker-type buses or national buses to be honest. Things might have developed since the time I was there though, as Slovenia is becoming much more of a tourist hotspot. 🙂

  5. Felipe Gonzaga

    Hello Jules,

    May I ask who took (which provider) to the full day hikink in Triglav?
    Thank you!

    • Hi Felipe, unfortunately I can’t remember who I went with. It was one that was recommended by the local tourist centre though!

  6. Neetu Sehdev

    Excellent blog! I’m heading to Vienna salzburg and bratislava over a tight 6 day stretch but want to add another 3 days and see slovenia. Might have to shuffle itinerary now! Thanks

  7. deepika kalra

    Great post!! My fiance and I are planning our honeymoon. Plan to cover Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro. We’ll have 3 days in Slovenia. Planning to visit lake Bled and Ljubljana. Any recommendations on must do things in 3 days?

    • Thanks Deepika! Highlights for me were definitely Lake Bled and the Soca River. Ljubljana was also a lovely city and I had good memories from it! 😊

  8. Very nice post. You mentioned the best things to do in Bled and in it’s surroundings. But I think there is one more. Not many people know this but Slovenia has the same latitude as Bordeaux and makes some of the world’s best wine! My company organizes wine tastings in Bled (https://winetastingbled.com/) Pay us a visit if you come to Bled again, the tasting is on us! 🙂

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