Things to do in Slovenia

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Do you want to visit Slovenia but aren’t sure how to spend your time here? Did you know that Slovenia sports both a rich culture and a multitude of diverse landscapes? You can do almost anything here!

As a country wedged between the Alps, the Adriatic sea, Pannonian plains, and the Dinaric karst, Slovenia offers everyone countless different things to do. Every region gives you unique opportunities to enjoy your holiday here to the fullest.

Read on below and explore the variety of things to do in Slovenia!

  1. Do some sightseeing

Slovenia is located on the crossroads of Europe, where the East meets West and both meet South. Throughout its rich history dating back at least 60.000 years, it has been under the rule of different empires, kingdoms and states until it became an independent country in 1990. That makes Slovenia incredibly culturally diverse, with many historical and modern sights waiting to be discovered when visiting here.

We are talking about numerous castles, churches, museums and galleries. You can take a walk through the narrow streets of Old Towns in Ljubljana or Ptuj, or visit one of 100 festivals taking place in Slovenia every year. These and many more places to visit in Slovenia are waiting for you here.

  1. Hike in beautiful nature

Slovenia is well-known for is its natural beauty and its green character. Its incredible geographical diversity is hardly matched by any other country in Europe, and the best way to discover it up close is on foot. Slovenia has more than 10,000 km of hiking trails, allowing unlimited adventures for every hiker.

Everyone can find a trail for themselves in Slovenia, breathe the fresh air and explore the rolling hills, majestic mountains and scenic valleys. Discover the many attractions like waterfalls, gorges and springs hidden in the pristine nature of the Triglav National Park. And if you are extra adventurous, set your foot into the mountain world of the Julian Alps or even climb Triglav, the highest peak in Slovenia.

  1. Enjoy our pristine lakes and rivers

Even though we’re not Finland with its thousand lakes, water is everpresent in Slovenia. With picturesque lakes and crystal-clear rivers always a walk away from anywhere you are, Slovenia is a paradise for fans of water activities.

The rivers in Slovenia are excellent for different sports like white water rafting, kayaking, and even canyoning. The top spot for this is the Soča River, which is also a popular destination for other outdoor activities. If you want a more relaxing time in the water, go for a swim or try SUP in Alpine lakes like Lake Bohinj and Lake Bled, or take a trip down the coast and jump into the warm water of the Adriatic sea.

  1. Taste the local food & wine

The influences of various cultures present in Slovenia’s history moulded it into a diverse gastronomic destination. Local dishes made with local produce from the different regions in which they evolved can delight both a foodie and someone who just likes to have a good meal. From the meaty Carniola Sausage, the sour but delicious sauerkraut, to the sweet walnut Potica, the journey through our cuisine sure is tasty.

And nothing fits better with good food than good wine. Slovenians have not forgotten about that, building a rich winemaking tradition. Because of the differences in climate, soil, and cellaring methods, each of the three wine-growing regions has a different selection of wines, with a selection of them ranked best in the world.

  1. Try out other activities in Slovenia

Although I presented you with some of the most popular (and for a good reason) options for what to do in Slovenia, I haven’t even scratched the surface. The diversity of the country allows us to try many other activities. 

The well-maintained roads and trails are heaven for biking enthusiasts, you can become a cave explorer of the many underground Karst caves, or go bear watching in the forests of the south. And in winter, snow turns Slovenia into a fairytale, opening up new possibilities for activities such as alpine skiing, sledging, and cross country skiing.

Check out these and other more awesome things to do in Slovenia on the page of Slovenia Activities, our trusted partner.

John Praprotnik
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Awesome Day Trip and Tinkara was such a great Guide a wealth of knowledge and just relaxing Day. Would recommend this trip Triglav national park day trip. Again thanks to Day trips Slovenia
John P
Verified Customer
The experience was amazing and the scenery awesome. Tinkara Was an awesome amazing guide lots of knowledge and just a relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend this tour . But be aware lots of steep climbing. Had a wonderful experience which I will remember.
Veronica Torres
Verified Customer
Best team, best tour guide ( special shout out to Matej)! Really wonderful helpful team that went the extra mile to make sure my family and I had a memorable day!! I will forever recommend this tour!
amy c
Verified Customer
We chose the option to meet at lake bled and left from there for an all day adventure in the Soca valley. We saw so much in the short day and had a wonderful professional driver
Jennifer M
Verified Customer
Ziga was our guide for the day & was absolutely fabulous. His driving was smooth & safe & his knowledge on all things was A1 from history to nature to all thing Slovenia. We were very impressed. We went from Venice to Lake Bled & return as a daytrip. Few crowds, fairytale scenery, delicious fooderies of our choice and then a walk along the lake & optional hilltop view . A pletna ride to the church too !! It was wonderful & so convenient, good communication in the lead up . Highly recommend this as a daytrip .
Bill B
Verified Customer
We had such a great time at Lake Bled. My wife and I went on this tour from Koper with Marjana, who gave great insight into the area, plenty of time to experience all that Lake Bled had to offer, and great conversation. The tour started and ended on time as we had time constraints from our cruise ship, but we felt that the time was maximized to give us the best taste of Slovenia possible. Highly recommend!
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