7 days in Slovenia: Our Recommendations

Slovenia expertly blends Slavic, Italian, and German influences to create a magic that is entirely its own. Seven days in Slovenia is ideal for those wishing to combine bits and pieces of its great outdoors with the sights and sounds of its cities. See the historic Ljubljana Castle, the centerpiece of Slovenia’s capital city, before heading for the Julian Alps, Slovenia’s main mountain range. Hike through its excellent trails that take you through deep forests and alpine valleys, past roaring rivers, and idyllic mountain villages. Take in the ethereal beauty of Lake Bled before lazing on a beach in Piran, Slovenia’s gateway to the Adriatic.

Check out our recommendations for one week in Slovenia tours below.

7 days in Slovenia: Magical Mountains and the Great Outdoors

Mountain silhouettes in the Julian Alps, Slovenia, at sunset
Explore one of the most scenic locations in Europe, the Julian Alps

Day 1

Arrival in Ljubljana and transfer to Bohinj Lake

Day 2

Cross a beautiful forest to reach the alpine meadow of Grintovica

Day 3

Ascend Mount Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia

Day 4

Head for Mount Bogatin, made famous by Hemingway’s ‘A Farewell to Arms’

Day 5

Enjoy whitewater rafting in Soca River 

Day 6

Discover the alpine town of Bled

Day 7

Bid farewell to Slovenia

Explore one of the most scenic locations in Europe, the Julian Alps, during this independent, seven-day trip. Transfer to the beautiful Bohinj Lake, the largest glacial lake in Slovenia, from Ljubljana on the first day of this tour. Head for the Mostnica Gorge and continue to the scenic alpine meadow of Grintovica. You have the option to hike to the top of Mount Triglav if you wish to. Take in the picturesque Triglav Lakes Valley and continue to Mount Bogatin, made famous by Hemingway’s ‘A Farewell to Arms’. Follow the Soca Trail to Bovec and call it an end on reaching the popular lake town of Bled. See tour.

8 days in Slovenia: The Best Sights, the Grandest Adventures

Cityscape on Ljubljanica river canal in old town
Take in the urban charms of Ljubljana and discover its old town during a guided sightseeing tour

Day 1

Arrival in Ljubljana and transfer to your accommodation

Day 2

Cover Ljubljana’s highlights, see Triple Bridge & Saint Nicholas Cathedral

Day 3

Explore the world-famous Postojna Cave & see Predjama Castle

Day 4

Take in the turquoise waters of Bled Lake

Day 5

Drive to Triglav National Park and summit Mount Vogel

Day 6

Browse through the collection of Kobarid’s World War 1 museum

Day 7

Discover the coastal city of Piran during a guided tour

Day 8

Transfer to the airport from Piran 

From alpine meadows and glacial lakes to gushing rivers and a deep blue sea, this eight-day Slovenia tour allows you to experience the very best that the country has to offer. Take in the urban charms of Ljubljana and discover its old town during a guided sightseeing tour. Take a train down Postojna Cave and see the majestic Predjama Castle, built into a rock. Head for the beautiful Bled Lake after that and see its castle located above a precipice. Then drive to the heart of Triglav National Park, where you will get the chance to see the charming Bohinj Lake and summit Mount Vogel. Your journey comes to an end in Piran, a city on the Adriatic that is famous for its Venetian Gothic architecture. See tour.

Although it might not sound like much, seven days in Slovenia is enough to tick off the country’s highlights while also enjoying a variety of activities like whitewater rafting and hiking. Browse through our list of one-week tours in Slovenia for more ideas or get in touch with our travel experts in Slovenia for more personalized trips. Check out our Slovenia Travel Guide to learn more about the adventures and experiences that await you in this country. 

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