11 Days Driving Through Slovenia: Itinerary & Video!

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Hi friends – a short and sweet one for y’all today, in (belated) honor of Valentine’s Day and my never ending love of Slovenia (oh…and the guy who drove me through the whole country). In August, Dan and I spent 11 days driving through Slovenia and it was one of my favorite trips of all time. Honestly, every time a Slovenian athlete comes on the TV in the Olympics now I’m like “I LOVE SLOVENIA!!!!

So in this post I want to share a short & sweet video I made of our trip. I also definitely want to create more Slovenia content in the future, but here’s a run-down of our itinerary. We did a LOT of research, including advice from one of my professors who is Slovenian, and I would highly recommend the route we took.

Driving through Slovenia is the best way to see this beautiful country. Follow this highly researched itinerary contributed to by local Slovenians for a simple and straightforward route to driving through Slovenia in two weeks.
on top of vrsic pass with my chauffeur & valentine

Driving Through Slovenia Itinerary

Days 1-3: Ljubljana. Arrived via train from Budapest. We stayed at Hostel Celica (a reconverted prison) which is unfortunately now closed 🙁 We also did the Curiocity Social Responsibility tour and I would 100% recommend!

Days 4-5: Lake Bled. We rented a car in Ljubljana and drove to Bled. Explored Bled our first day, and did a day trip to Lake Bohinj on our second day.  We stayed at Apartmentji Ledrar and were like the only guests (in August!) in this massive BRAND new guest house. It was bizarre but so luxurious for the price.

Days 6-8: Bovec. We did an epic roadtrip from Bled to Bovec, first stopping at Vintgar Gorge (just outside of Bled). From there we took the route through Triglav National Park and (Dan) drove the 50 hairpin turns to the Vrsic Mountain Pass summit. In Bovec we stayed at Hostel Soca Rocks which was definitely the place to be in this tiny adventure town. We did ziplining the first day and white water rafting the second day through Aktivni Planet.

Days 9-11: Ptuj. We (Dan) drove from Bovec to Ptuj with a halfway stop at Skocjan Caves. We stayed at Mestni Hill Farmstay right outside Ptuj which is a tiny farm with dogs, cats, ducks, sheep, chickens… basically I was in heaven. We did a lot of wine tasting including the Jeruzalem Wine Road!

DRIVING THROUGH SLOVENIA WAS MAGICAL.

You can see 11 days in 3 minutes here… (plus a song I’m obsessed with at the moment).

Oh, and in honor of Valentine’s Day…

Driving through Slovenia is the best way to see this beautiful country. Follow this highly researched itinerary contributed to by local Slovenians for a simple and straightforward route to driving through Slovenia in two weeks.
a post-pizza and beer walk around lake bled led to this self-timer masterpiece

Sarah xx

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Driving through Slovenia is the best way to see this beautiful country. Follow this highly researched itinerary contributed to by local Slovenians for a simple and straightforward route to driving through Slovenia in two weeks.

 

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    1. Ahh thank you so much! Haha I love making videos but I only do it once in a blue moon when I’ve actually filmed enough of a trip! I really hope you can make it to Slovenia some day soon – you’ll take so many beautiful photos!

    1. I know right? It wasn’t really on my radar until I started reading Isabelle’s blog from the Sunny Side of This, and I met my Slovenian professor around the same time, and all of a sudden I just NEEDED to go to Slovenia lol! Dan hadn’t really heard of it much before we went, and it ended up being his favorite place we visited on our big trip.

  1. I will be visiting Slovenia in May. We are not going to have a lot of time there (we are going to Croatia afterwards) but really excited about the opportunity. I would like to see more of the country after this trip (I know it is full of natural beauty).

    1. Oh Ruth I’m so excited for you!! Yeah, we originally were going to combine our trip with a visit to Croatia, but there were too many places we wanted to visit in both countries, so we decided to do Croatia another year. Where will you be going in Slovenia?

    1. Ahhh you’re going to Bled at Easter?! I just commented on your post asking where you’re going at Easter lol. I’m so excited for you!!!! How long will you be there?? Let me know if you want any tips! Super jealous!!!

      1. It’ll be about 3 days, with travel time… although guessing we may want to spend part of our last day in Ljubljana too. Planning on hiking and rowing and relaxing – sound about right?

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