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7 Fascinating Places To Visit From Ljubljana Slovenia

Step into the captivating world of Ljubljana, Slovenia’s lively capital and prepare to be whisked away on an unforgettable adventure directly from Jože Pučnik Airport, the largest airport in Slovenia.

Discover the very best attractions and embark on fascinating tours that will leave you spellbound.  Actually Slovenia has a multitude of cities, each with its own unique allure.

Whether you are an adrenaline junkie or nature enthusiast, Slovenia’s top attractions offer something extraordinary for everyone.

But hang on, there’s more! Slovenia is a vacation destination that caters to all types of travelers. Beyond Ljubljana, a world of remarkable cities and towns awaits.

If you’re looking for the best vacation places to visit besides Ljubljana, there’re more than a handful to match your travel checklist. 

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Ljubljana today is known not only for its tranquil lakes and world-class ski resorts, but also for its broad cultural sites and plenty of alternative fun places to go for outdoor recreation.

Top attractions includes exploring the majestic Ljubljana Castle, indulge in the city’s culinary delights at the vibrant Central Market and blend in with locals in its green spaces.

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1. Thrills in Bovec

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Discover the thrill-seekers’ paradise of Bovec, nestled in the Julian Alps, and explore its stunning natural beauty, including the magnificent Boka Waterfall and the emerald Soča River.

Bovec is super ideal for family adventure vacations and outdoor activities for couples. The pristine valley is packed with activities like watersports, paragliding, mountain biking and hiking trail. 

This beautiful town in Slovenia is also pretty great for travelers seeking a relaxing vacation in the countryside as well as those seeking nature outdoor activities, ideal fun trip for couples

Things to do in Bovec: For die-hard mountain bikers and novice cyclists, head to the rugged mountain of Rombon (2,207 meters high) and glide downhill into a plethora of forested routes and terrains. 

“The Walk Of Peace” is a popular guided hiking adventure from the Alps to the Adriatic sea for visitors and military buffs who wish to experience the history of the first world war, memorial sites and wine tasting.

There are tons of outdoor activities to do for all seasons such rafting or visiting the zip line adventure park in summer as well as skiing in winter at Kanin Ski resort.

2. Coastal Charm Of Piran

Piran is a coastal town nestled amid the 46.6 kilometer stretch of Slovene Riviera shoreline alongside the Adriatic Sea.

Stroll along the narrow cobblestone streets leading to beautiful landmarks such as Tartini Square and the iconic Piran Walls offering panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea.

When planning your vacation to Slovenia , Piran is an ideal vacation near to the idyllic lake Bled,  Breda and a pretty short trip away from Ljubljana.

Things to do in Piran: The beach town is home to the world largest underground Skocjan Cave, so take some time to explore beautiful places like the mammoth cave, Tartini Square and St. George’s Cathedral.

3. Wine and Culture Maribor

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Maribor is a cultural city in the eastern region, surrounded by wine-growing valleys on the Drava River, and an excellent launching pad for visitors interested in the history about Eastern Slovenia.

Visit Maribor Castle and take a stroll through the enchanting Lent district along the Drava River, where you can enjoy beautiful views and explore cultural sites such as the Old Vine House.

If you love to relax with a glass of wine and take a peaceful stroll in rows of picturesque vineyards, then Maribor is one of the best places to go on vacation with friends or on a solo trip.

Things to do in Maribor: Ski slops, mountain biking and hiking trail punctuate the green hills of the eastern corner of Slovenia, nestled by some of the world’s oldest vineyards in the country. 

4. Kobarid History and Beauty

The small town of Kobarid is located in the western-most part of Slovenia, in the lovely Soča Valley surrounded by the Julian Alps.

A Natural Heritage location with top-notch restaurants amidst stunning scenery.

Uncover the rich history and natural beauty of Kobarid, situated in the Soča Valley and learn about the town’s fascinating past at the award-winning Kobarid Museum.

Things to do in Kobarid: Kobarid is a gateway for all kinds of outdoor activities which makes this town one of the best places to visit for couples from Ljubljana

From mountain getaways to paragliding and super relaxing eco-lodges, Kobarid is shaped by its stunning natural surroundings.

Some of the best places to go with friends for a spread of adventure. Also, an ideal destination for couples who are seeking a tranquil and peaceful vacation.

5. Adventure in Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora is a pretty sight that sparks your senses at any season of the year and it’s a true by nature. A charming Alpine resort setting in northern-west Slovenia within Triglav National Park

The Triglav National Park are there for you to discover numerous adventures from an adrenaline-pumping vacation to peaceful experiences of nature and its artistic heritage.

This is one of those cool places to visit where nature is the finest remedy to the negative effects of our fast-paced modern lives. It’s a breath of fresh air for pent-up travelers. 

Things to do in Kranjska Gora : The thing is that Kranjska Gora’s pristine surroundings appeals to visitors looking for hidden gems and serene forest trial with fairytale-like waterfalls and placid crystal clear stream. 

Kranjska Goran is a perfect getaway from Ljubljana for adventure activities and eco-conscious visitors looking for backcountry hiking through magnificent forests, alpine streams and scenic lakes.

6. Serene Lake Bohinj

Bohinj is a fairyland valley embraced by the Julian Alps. One of the best places for short getaways is to Lake Bohinj which lies in the heart of the Triglav National Park.

The largest Slovenian natural lake, nestled at the base of unspoilt alps and mountain tops, is one of Europe’s oldest public spaces for romantic couples to wander around.

Things to do in Bohinj: Discover the tranquil beauty of Savica Waterfall and take a boat ride to the idyllic Church of St. John the Baptist on the lake’s picturesque shore.

The mountain at Tiglav National Park with an elevation of 2,863.65 meters is the highest in Slovenia. A great outdoor adventure for serious hikers and biking enthusiasm. 

7. Nature's Treasures Tolmin

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Kayaking at the alluring Tolmin Gorges

Tolmin is a tiny town situated in northern Slovenia. Trieste Airport (TRS) at approximately 55.8 kilometers from Ljubljana, and the closest airport to this stunning locale.

The top places to visit for visitors at this small townn are Tolmin gorges, which is the lowest access into the Triglav National Park and Sotočje Tolminke in Soče (natural beach)

For pious visitors, visit Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca, located 8km from the town center. An ideal venue for a little prayer to your loved ones.

Tomlin has everything for the best vacation spots with great outdoor experiences considering its easy access to Triglav National Park.

Tips On Self Drive:

In general, driving within Slovenia is pretty safe and trouble-free, with excellent road conditions and plenty of signposts (route guide) along the road. Driving on right side of any roads and seatbelt is compulsory including passengers at the backseat.

Traffic on the outskirt of major cities are mostly light and and easy drive for any tourist. The only thing you need to be careful is the narrow and winding road on the countryside.

So, if self drive is not your cup of tea, there are tons of top-rated local guided trips from Ljubljana to most of the cities and towns.

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