Ljubljana is a very beautiful city with many attractions, but it is not the only beautiful place worth visiting in Slovenia. One of the biggest advantages of visiting a small country like Slovenia is that you can visit almost the entire country in a couple of days without worrying about booking other hotels and dragging your luggage with you everywhere you go. Take a look at some beautiful Slovenia day trips you can schedule during your stay in Ljubljana. the main Slovenian city in the middle of the country.
If you are contemplating making some Slovenia day trips during your visit, lake Bled with its island is definitely a must see. There are plenty of activities you can do: visit the island on a special boat called pletna, visit the medieval Bled castle where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the entire lake, see the museum and the wine cellar.
You can also take a two kilometres walk around the lake and reward yourself with a slice of kremšnita – a local delicacy.
If you enjoy hikes and some breath-taking scenery, the river-carved Vintgar Gorge is a must see while in Bled! Here you can do a medium hike along the Radovna River. The path will lead you through rocky paths and over wooden bridges all the way to a 13 metres high Šum waterfall.
Sometimes you just want to visit a beautiful place, feel the peacefulness of nature and not be surrounded by too many tourists. Lake Bohinj is bigger than Bled and much less crowded. There aren’t as many tourist activities, but you can really enjoy nature in all its beauty. The entire circuit of the lake is 12 kilometres long, so be prepared for a little more walking. You can also take a boat excursion on the lake at Ribčev Laz.
Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle
Some attractions are full of tourists but still worthy the visit and Postojna Cave is definitely one of them. A train will take you to a spectacular underground world beyond anything you can imagine. There are guided tours full of interesting information.
Not far from Postojna, you can visit the Predjama Castle. It is not just another old castle, what makes it stand out is that it is a castle carved into a side of a cliff. It was even a home of the Slovene “Robin Hood”. If you want to find out more, don’t hesitate to visit it.
Ptuj and Maribor
There are different kinds of Slovenia day trips. We just had a look at some options for nature lovers, but for people who prefer cities or for history buffs, Ptuj is the perfect destination. It is a small city with an incredibly rich history. The first settlements date back all the way to the Stone Age, but today the city has a more medieval landscape. You can visit the Ptuj castle, the Town Tower and the Orpheus Monument.
Maribor is the second largest city in Slovenia and also has a very rich history. You can visit the Town Hall, the castle and the cathedral and the old town called Lent, where you can find the oldest vine in the world.
Here are just some options for your Slovenia day trips. There are many more attractions you can visit in a day, like the seaside cities Piran, Izola and Koper, or some other historical cities. As we like to say in Slovenia: you can enjoy skiing in the Alps in the morning and catch a happy hour on the beach in the afternoon!