Left to Right: Vršič, Planina pod Golico, Vogel, Vintgar, Dusk view at the chalet, Bohinj, Bled

 

 

 

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A 'humanfish' in Postojna Cave.  Unique to the Slovenian Karsts and of great interest to scientits

Postojna Cave & 'Humanfish'

 

Most na Soči and Tolmin

 

Venetian architecture in the coastal town of Piran.

The coastal town of Piran

 

'The Brilliant' at Postojna

 

A pure bred Lipizzaner at Lipica

 

Predjama Castle

 

 

Ljubljana (1 hr by train/car)

The capital has plenty to offer: the castle and park, historic buildings, Ljubljanica riverside, shopping, nice restaurants, funky bars and night clubs (Fri/Sat).

 

Vršič Pass (50 mins)

A spectacular drive or cycle over the Julian Alps.  Drive through the town centre of Kranjska Gora and over the windy road to Bovec and on to Tolmin.  You can return via Skofja Loka or through the car-train tunnel at Bohinj or make a half-day by heading back the same way (see signtseeing page).

 

Skofja Loka (45 mins)

The buildings in Skofja Loka's old town square are adorned with frescos.  A short walk takes you from here up to the castle where you can look out over the confluence that forms the Sora River.  The hills around the town are perfect for a cycling or driving day trip - take the car-train service through the tunnel from Bohinj and then pick your way over the hills to SL, before returning on the main road!

Skofja Loka Tourist Office

 

Bovec and Tolmin (1:15 hrs)

Bovec is a water sport Mecca, while Tolmin has some amazing gorges, where crystal clear water has carved through the limestone.

Can be combined with a trip to Skofja Loka, or over the Vršič Pass.

 

 

Karst Region Caves (1:30 hrs)

The cave systems in Slovenia's Karst region are vast.  Postojna Cave has a train as well as the biggest cavern in Europe, where underground concerts are sometimes held for 10,000 people.  Skocjan Cave has a very impressive underground river canyon.  A good place to warm up in winter or cool down in summer (the cave stays at 10°C).

Postojna Cave Website

Skocjan Cave Website

 

Lipizzaner Horse Stud (1:45 hrs)

The world famous horse stud in Lipica, birthplace of the white Lipizzaner horses that have been bred and trained here for centuries.  They offer beginner and advanced riding.

Lipica Horse Stud

Background Info

You can easily combine a visit to the Postojna cave with Lipica and/or Predjama Castle.

 

Predjama Castle (1:30 hrs)

This castle has a commanding position, half-way up a cliff in the mouth of a cavern!

 

Logarska Dolinka (2 hrs)

Reputedly the most beautiful valley in Slovenia with towering peaks on three sides.

 

Wine Regions (3 hrs)

In the East of Slovenia and the Primorje region.

 

 

Piran (3 hrs)

Slovenia's very own Venice!  A gorgeous seaside town with Venetian architecture, great seafood restaurants and sunsets.  Can be combined with a day trip to the caves.

 

The Adriatic beaches (2 hrs)

Istra Tourist Site

 

Venice (4 hrs)

A day trip is the perfect way to see Venice without the expensive accommodation bill!  You can park in Piazzale Roma, Mestre or at the airport.

Venezia Tourist Office

How to Get to Venice by Car
UrbisLimen (parking reservations)

 

Vienna (3 - 4 hrs)

Salzburg (2 hrs)

The Italian Dolomites (3 hrs)

 

 

 

 

Day Trips

 

Day trips can easily be made to most of Slovenia's tourist spots as well as plenty in Italy, Austria and Croatia.  The capital Ljubljana is only an hour away and the coast is 2 hours.  As well as Bled, Kranjska Gora and all the local delights (see sightseeing page), these are a pick of the best, with driving times in brackets.