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Popular Slovenia Vacation Itineraries

Our suggested itineraries in Slovenia and the surrounding countries allow you to enjoy a multi-destination tour with ease. Our comprehensive tailored trip packages make traveling in this region of Europe hassle-free. We've got Slovenia vacation ideas that cover the whole country or venture into neighboring Italy and Croatia. All of these suggested itineraries can be modified to fit your interests and dates. To get an idea of the price for your chosen star level of accommodation, party size, and month of departure, use the Price Guide function you'll find on each itinerary.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Slovenian vacation packages, based on 36 reviews

Review by Jacqueline, Reece, Sullivan, Jameson, Avery & William

Jacqueline, Reece, Sullivan, Jameson, Avery & William

South Carolina

I was SO thankful for JayWay Travel throughout our three weeks in Slovenia and Croatia, especially since I was alone with my four children for most of it. I could never have managed the planning of so many accommodations, reservations, excursions and rentals, and I would have stressed myself out to no end doing the research and making the decisions. Additionally, the value of the local contact person is immeasurable...she was truly a God-send! I have recommended JayWay to so many friends who followed our travels online, and one has already called...I'll be using you again for sure. Thank you, Nico and Ivana, for helping us have the trip of a lifetime! Hopefully not our last!!

I was SO thankful for JayWay Travel throughout our three weeks in Slovenia and Croatia, especially since I was alone with my four children for most of it. I could never have managed the planning of so many accommodations, reservations, excursions and rentals, and I would have stressed myself out to no end doing the research and making the decisions. Additionally, the value of the local contact person is immeasurable...she was truly a God-send! I have recommended JayWay to so many friends who followed our travels online, and one has already called...I'll be using you again for sure. Thank you, Nico and Ivana, for helping us have the trip of a lifetime! Hopefully not our last!!

Year : 2021
Visited : Croatia, Slovenia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Plitvice, Rovinj, Bovec, Bled, Ljubljana, Split, Boat Trip, Split, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Croatia, Slovenia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Plitvice, Rovinj, Bovec, Bled, Ljubljana, Split, Boat Trip, Split, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Maureen & Genrik

Maureen & Genrik

California

JayWay Travel takes away all the work and tension of travel while allowing you to research extensively and contribute ideas and suggestions about every aspect of the trip. Trust their instincts...they are all excellent.

JayWay Travel takes away all the work and tension of travel while allowing you to research extensively and contribute ideas and suggestions about every aspect of the trip. Trust their instincts...they are all excellent.

Year : 2021
Visited : Greece, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy
Itinerary : Athens, Naxos, Santorini, Athens, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Trogir, Plitvice, Rovinj, Ljubljana, Venice
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Greece, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy
Itinerary : Athens, Naxos, Santorini, Athens, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Trogir, Plitvice, Rovinj, Ljubljana, Venice
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Judith & Edward

Judith & Edward

New Mexico

JayWay Travel makes it easy to plan and execute a trip that meets your expectations. Carmine, our U.S. contact, and Lidija, our in-country contact, were delightful to work with and made excellent suggestions that enhanced our travel experience.

JayWay Travel makes it easy to plan and execute a trip that meets your expectations. Carmine, our U.S. contact, and Lidija, our in-country contact, were delightful to work with and made excellent suggestions that enhanced our travel experience.

Year : 2019
Visited : Slovenia, Croatia
Itinerary : Ljubljana, Rovinj, Plitvice, Split, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Slovenia, Croatia
Itinerary : Ljubljana, Rovinj, Plitvice, Split, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5

Slovenia Tours & Vacation Packages

Visiting Slovenia is ideal for nature lovers, but the cities, like Ljubljana, are also spectacular. Slovenia's landscape offers tremendous variety. The Alps are in one direction. Head the other way, and you'll hit the Mediterranean. In between are forests, caves, and river gorges. Those who visit Slovenia always love the diversity of options.

You can see this meeting of Slavic, Central European, Balkan and Mediterranean cultures in Ljubljana, the vibrant capital. It is centrally located and the perfect place from which to day-trip while you're visiting Slovenia.

Explore Slovenia's natural beauty

If you'd like to unwind on your holiday in Slovenia, head to the charming lakeside resort of Bled. This small town sits by a glacial lake with a mountain backdrop. It's ideal for water activities such as swimming and rowing. Plus, the path around the lake makes for a comfortable bike ride. The Julian Alps visible from Bled are great for active travelers and nature lovers. It's ideal for hiking, and the Soca River makes for good rafting. We work with some of the best-located accommodations in the Julian Alps, within the Soca Valley, if you'd really like to focus on the country's nature. Slovenia's coastline is short but scenic. Visit it from lovely medieval Piran, one of the Mediterranean's best-preserved, authentic, and romantic towns.

Visit Slovenia's neighbors

Slovenia is a small country, so we often combine a visit here with a longer tour. Venice is just a few hours by road. Then there's Croatia to the south, which, along with Slovenia, used to be part of Yugoslavia. Austria is also a natural next destination, as it's visible just a short distance from Bled. An EU and Schengen Area member, visitors can enjoy borderless travel to Italy and Austria without having to change money.

Your Slovenian travel specialists

Accommodation in Slovenia is comfortable and affordable. Our local guides will be on-hand to assist all vacationers. Wherever you want to travel in Slovenia, we can make it happen. Visit Ljubljana, Bled, the Julian Alps, or all three. Contact us for a free travel consultation and we'll start planning the perfect Slovenian vacation, just for you.

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Slovenia

Is Slovenia open to American tourists?
Yes, Slovenia is open to tourist travel from the US (and for US citizens arriving in Slovenia from neighboring countries already open to Americans, such as Croatia and Italy).
When is the best time to visit Slovenia?

We recommend visiting from early April to mid-June, or from early September to late October. Slovenia’s weather is fairly temperate, with somewhat cold winters (although the mountains are naturally colder than the rest of the country), and warm summers. The mountains bring rain, with thunderstorms common from May to September, and fog relatively frequent in Ljubljana.

What is Slovenian cuisine like?

Slovenia has done an excellent job of assimilating the best foods from its neighbors, from Italian pizza to Austrian pastries and Mediterranean seafood, although the food tends to be heavy. Seek out Prekmurska Gibanica, a layered pastry that resembles a Napoleon Cake, and is filled with poppy seeds, walnuts, apples, raisins, and cheese. We also recommend the Carniolan sausage, which resembles kielbasa (also known as a Polish sausage).

Slovenia inherited Austria’s coffee culture (not to mention cafes and pastries), although the coffee served tends to be as strong, like in its southern neighbors. Beer is the most popular alcohol, but the country also produces good wines. Visitors will find brandy, known as Zganje or Snops (pronounced like “Schnapps”) made from many different fruits. Slovene tap water is perfectly potable. We recommend visiting a Gostilna, a traditional inn serving wine and traditional specialties, such as Cesnjevec, a sweet cherry liqueur served as a digestif or used for cakes and other desserts.

When are the public holidays in Slovenia?

- 1 and 2 January: New Year

- 8 February: [France] Prešeren Day

- Easter Monday

- 27 April: Uprising Against the [Axis] Occupation Day

- 1 and 2 May: Labour Day

- 25 June: Statehood Day 

- 15 August: Feast of the Assumption 

- 25 October: Sovereignty Day

- 31 October: Reformation Day 

- 1 November: All Souls Day 

- 25 December: Christmas 

- 26 December: Independence and Unity Day

On public holidays you can expect banks and government offices to be closed, as well as most local shops.

What is transportation like in Slovenia?

Slovenia’s train network is fairly effective, and most routes have brand new trains. However, there are some gaps, and most lines go through Ljubljana, so if you’re trying to get between two other places, your route may not be very direct. Slovenia’s economic boom meant more money for trains and highways, but as car ownership has exploded, funding for buses has fallen, hurting service, and causing traffic problems in cities. Car rental often works well, especially since most of Slovenia’s attractions are rural, and often quite mountainous. Unlike Croatia, Slovenia does not have toll roads, but does require the purchase of a vignette, a highway pass purchased when picking up a car or crossing the border via highway.

Is Slovenia safe?
Slovenia is a very safe, quiet country, and even its rougher areas are still quite secure. As is the case anywhere, beware of pickpockets in crowded areas, and watch out for your belongings on crowded beaches.
Can I find vegan/vegetarian food in Slovenia?
Yes, this shouldn't be a problem, and we're happy to recommend places specializing in various diets and food intolerances.
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