As Slovenia is a small country it is possible to see most of main cities and attractions in just three days. Just for comparison, Slovenia is 7 times smaller as compared to the State of New York. The largest distance between cities in Slovenia is just around 300 km.
But despite its size, it is very rich with all sorts of natural and other attractions. You will be amazed by the diversity of climate on such a small surface. Slovenia is so exceptional, as it’s offering the beauty of the Alpine world, as well as the Mediterranean and Continental climate.
In the north-western part of the country lies the Alpine world, which is offering the visit to the mountains, great ski resorts and alpine wellness centres. In seawards first the karst world reveals with the most magnificent underground caves in Europe, which are also on the UNESCO list of cultural and natural heritage. Then the magnificent Mediterranean world with the Adriatic Sea appears. The Slovenian coast is a very small but nonetheless very popular point of Slovenia, as the beaches are very beautiful and offering many different activities.
The continental climate is the centre of the urban world, culture and entertainment. An interesting fact is also that half of Slovenia’s surface is covered by forests. So in such small country, you have it all: the mountains, the city life and the sea.
The first day starts in Kranjska Gora, the little alpine town which hosts the Alpine ski World cup every winter. Here treat yourself with a good home-made lunch and enjoy the view of the mighty peaks. Ski lovers will take some time for skiing on the white slopes.
While staying in Kranjska Gora, visiting Planica is a must.
Then head towards Bled, which is only half an hour of car ride away (app 40 km). On Bled, you must try their famous desert, named “Blejska kremšnita” (Bled cream cake).
You will be amazed by the lake, the island and by more than a thousand years old castle.
Bohinj is only 20 km away from Bled, so you will arrive there in no time. Beautiful nature, domestic food, the largest natural lake in the country, many rare protected flora and fauna and friendly locals are a trademark of Bohinj.
After you had a nice good night sleep in Bohinj, continue your journey towards Tolmin, Soča River and Kobarid. It will take you approximately 2 hours to get there. The purity of nature is even more intensified there and the crystal clear Soča river will surely take you over. Rafting on the Soča river is highly recommendable, you will get quite a dose of adrenaline.
Postojna Cave is 100 km away from Tolmin and already during the drive there you can admire the beautiful karst world.
After an agitated day, treat yourself with some relaxation on the sea, which is only 60 km away.
Already in the morning, head back to the heart of the country, Ljubljana, which is only 1 hour away from the see.
At the end of your journey through Slovenia, visit also the eastern part of the country, with the second-largest city, Maribor.
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Updated: February 6, 2016