Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 Ljubljana
Arrive in Ljubljana airport or Ljubljana train station and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or to begin exploring the capital of Slovenia – a picturesque “green city” with an abundance of unspoilt nature and lush parks that can be found right in the heart of the city.

Stay at: Hotel Urban (4 star) or Hotel Cubo (4 star) or similar


DAY 2 Ljubljana
Begin your day by discovering the capital of Slovenia. Visit the most significant sights of the old city centre including the picturesque Baroque Town Hall, Robba's Fountain, Central open-air Market and the Three Bridges – the latter two of which were designed by renowned architect Joze Plecnik. Overnight in Ljubljana.

Stay at: Hotel Urban (4 star) or Hotel Cubo (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast


DAY 3 Ljubljana – Postojna – Piran
This morning, pick up your vehicle and depart for Piran and the scenic countryside of the Karst region. Stop by Postojna Cave, one of the largest in Europe, and tour this unique subterranean world by miniature electric train. Also visit Predjama Castle, a powerful medieval stronghold perched in the middle of a 123 metre high cliff. Continue on to Piran on the Slovenian coast where you will overnight.

Stay at: Hotel Piran (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast


DAY 4 Piran – Lipica – Goriska Brda
Enjoy the morning in Piran and its surrounds. We recommend a visit to Portoroz, a popular seaside resort town, and Secovlje Saltpans where they still produce salt as they did in the past. In the afternoon head inland and drive through Lipica where you can admire the renowned Lipizzaner horses. Continue to the vineyard region of Goriska Brda where you will have the opportunity to taste local cuisines and wines. Overnight in Goriska Brda.

Stay at: Hotel Belica (3 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast


DAY 5 Goriska Brda – Soca Valley – Trenta Valley – Vrsic Pass – Kranjska Gora – Bled
Today, drive upstream toward the emerald green Soca River via Kobarid (which was famously referenced in Ernest Hemmingway's Farewell to Arms), where you can stop and visit the WW1 museum. Continue your journey to Bled, passing Bovec, Trenta valley, Vrsic pass (1611m) and Kranjska Gora. Overnight in Bled, a peaceful town situated on the foothills of the Julian Alps.

Stay at: Hotel Rikli Balance (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast


DAY 6 Bled
An Alpine lake surrounded by high peaks, Bled was “. Since being “discovered” by travelers in the middle of the 19th century, Bled has developed into a lively year-round resort town with hotels, villas, and restaurants surrounding the lake. Visit the imposing Bled Castle that’s perched high on the surrounding cliffs above the lake and don’t forget to try the traditional Bled cream cake! In the afternoon travel to idyllic Lake Bohinj, another alpine Jewel that’s just 26 km (30 min drive) from Bled. Enjoy a relaxing walk along the lake shore and take a cable car to Mt. Vogel from where you will admire the Julian Alps. En route, visit the Shepherd’s Museum where some of Slovenia’s top quality cheese is produced before returning to Bled where you will overnight.

Stay at: Hotel Rikli Balance (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 7 Bled – Ljubljana
Your program concludes after dropping off your vehicle at Ljubljana airport or Ljubljana downtown.
Meals included: Breakfast

  • 6 nights in 3-4 star accommodation
  • 5 day car hire: Opel Astra or similar, manual, 5 seats, air condition
  • Unlimited kilometers, Loss Damage Waiver, EUR 900 financial responsibility, Third party insurance, Vehicle one-way drop off fee

Exclusions: Parking fees, Personal Accident Insurance (PAI), Super CDW and fuel, Extra equipment: Baby seat / Roof rack / Ski rack, Additional day, Sightseeing tours or entrances.

  • 9 breakfasts

Driving route enables sightseeing at:

  • The subterranean world of Postojna Cave
  • Clifftop Predjama Castle
  • Piran on the Slovenian coast
  • Lipica
  • Wine region of Goriska Brda
  • Soca Valley and Trenta Valley
  • Vrsic Pass
  • Alpine resort town of Kranjska Gora
  • Lake Bled

Pricing

7 days Best of Slovenia Self-Drive From: $2,495 per person

Based on compact 2WD vehicle (Opel Astra Automatic or similar) staying in Standard 3-4 star accommodation during low season.
Rates are indicative only and will vary depending on travel dates requested. Travel period is between 1 April - 30 November 2024.
Contact Beyond Travel for a quote for your requested dates.
General rental conditions: The minimum age for car hire is 21 years. A valid driving license must be possessed for at least 2 years.