Although Slovenia is relatively small, it is among the most diverse countries on the planet. And a part of this Green Heart of Europe that stands out the most is Western Slovenia. It is amazing to think that in under two hours, you can travel from pristine mountain valleys to the romantic Adriatic coast. This itinerary consists of unique natural and cultural attractions and is your key to discovering Western Slovenia in eight days.
You will begin your Western Slovenia itinerary of 8 days in one of the most famous locations in Slovenia, Bled. A scenic ride in the traditional Pletna boat to Lake Bled island or a cable car ride to Mount Vogel deep in Triglav National Park will make you wish you could stay there forever. But don’t worry, because this is only the start. A scenic ride over the Vršič Mountain pass will take you to the scenic Soča valley. With easy and relaxing hikes, you will explore the region’s highlights such as the Kozjak Waterfall, Tolmin Gorge, and the Kobarid Museum.
After leaving the emerald Soča river behind you will spend the night in Goriška Brda, a paradise for all the wine lovers. From there, our journey will continue to the Karst region where you will roam the streets of Štanjel, one of the oldest settlements in the region. You will also explore the underground tunnels of the mythical Škocjan caves. After a short drive from the Karst region, you will set eyes upon the dreamy coastline of the Adriatic. Prepare to be amazed by the historic architecture of the beautiful city of Piran and a visit to the Sečovlje Salt Pans, where they still harvest the salt with the same technique as they did 700 years ago.
Although our journey is slowly coming to an end, there are still quite a few things left to see. On day seven you will visit Postojna cave, home to the unique creatures, known also as “baby dragons”. After surviving an encounter with a dragon, you can dive into the world of knights at the Predjama Castle, before departing to the capital Ljubljana. The city is known for its interesting architecture, which was recognized by UNESCO and its famous gastronomic offer, that you simply must try.
The sightseeing in this tour package is set at a comfortable pace, so you will have plenty of time to explore everything, while still packed with activities that will give you something to reminisce about for years to come.