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Slovenia Itinerary: 5 Days in Slovenia

This Slovenia Itinerary starts in Ljubljana and circuits the stunning Kamnik-Savinja mountain range in Northern Slovenia.

In five days, you’ll stay in three unforgettable farms, eat traditional Slovenian food, visit a unique herdsmen settlement, experience Slovenia’s most heavenly valleys, hike in the Slovenian Alps, and visit Lake Bled.

A rental car is essential in following this Slovenia itinerary, because the remote Solčava region is not serviced by public transit.

From the capital of Slovenia, the drive leads north through Kamnik to Rakove Ravni, the starting point of the secret Velika Planina hiking trail. After exploring the scenic plateau, continue your journey to Luče. After sufficiently exploring Logar Valley, the itinerary continues to Zgornje Jezersko and the historic Šenkova domačija farm stay, or Boutique hotel Vila Planinka.

Follow the Kora river southwest in the direction of Kranj and then continue to Lake Bled. Either stay in Bled, or complete the road trip by circling back to Ljubljana.

To find out how to extend this Slovenia itinerary, read our 2-Week Slovenia Road Trip.

Logar Valley Road, Slovenia

5-Day Slovenia Itinerary

  • Arrive in Ljublana
  • Day 1: Velika Planina, Luče
  • Day 2: Logar Valley
  • Day 3: Logar Valley
  • Day 4: Zgornje Jezersko
  • Day 5: Lake Bled

  • Optional: 1 Night in Ljubljana
  • 1 Night in Luče
  • 2 Nights in Logar Valley
  • 1 Night in Jezersko
  • Optional: 1-2 Nights in Bled

5-Day Slovenia Itinerary Map

SLOVENIA DESTINATIONS

Ljubljana

Velika Planina

Luče

Logar Valley / Solčavsko

Zgornje Jezersko

Lake Bled


How to Book this 5-Day Slovenia Travel Itinerary


Accommodation

Optional Night in Ljubljana | New G&P villa (budget-midrange), B&B Pod vrbo (midrange), NEU RESIDENCES smart stay (luxury), or Zlata Ladjica Boutique Hotel (luxury)

Book 1 Night in Luče | Tourist Farm Stoglej (midrange), Domačija Metul (midrange), or House Raduha (luxury)

Book 2 Nights in Logar Valley | Lenar Farm (midrange), or Hotel Plesnik (luxury)

Book 1 Night in Jezersko | Cvet gora (budget), Šenkova domačija (midrange), or Boutique hotel Vila Planinka (luxury)

Optional 1-2 Nights in Bled | Guesthouse Marko (budget), Old Parish House (midrange), Hotel Starkl (midrange), or Vila Bled (luxury)


Car Rental

We recommend using the Discovercars.com car rental reservation platform to search for and book car rentals in Slovenia. This easy-to-use booking platform compares car rental deals from 500+ trusted providers, so that you can choose the best option for your trip.

Tip: If you can only drive automatic transmission cars, as opposed to manual transmission cars (stick shift), book your car rental as early as possible.

Important | If you’re starting your road trip in a neighboring country, remember to purchase a vignette as soon as you enter Slovenia.

Check car rental rates here.

Velika Planina, Slovenia

Day 1: Ljublana – Velika Planina – Luče


Visit Velika Planina

Your 5-day Slovenia itinerary begins with a visit to Velika Planina (“Big Pasture Plateau”), a place where time stands still. Velika Planina is an alpine plateau in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps animated by grazing cattle and unique herdsmen cottages.

The settlement is active during pasture season (June – September), but you can visit anytime. As you amble across the pastures of Velika Planina, you can sample Trnič (cheese), Kislo Mleko (sour milk), and Ajdovi Žganci (buckwheat spoonbread). 


How to Get to Velika Planina the Secret Way

From Ljubljana (city, airport, etc …), drive north to Kamnik and then continue northeast to Volvjek Pass. Note: most people approach Velika Planina from Kamniška Bistrica via a Cable Car.

However, because the route leads to Luče next, we recommend visiting Velika Planina from the other side. This approach is also very charming, as you’ll walk across Gojška Planina and Mala planina en route to Velika. 

From Volvjkek, turn left onto the macadam road (where Kranjski Rak is located), following signs to Velika Planina. After about 5 minutes, the road divides. Turn right.

The “Rakove Ravni” parking area is just around the bend. Exact Location: Google Maps. When we visited, there was no parking fee.


Walk to Mala Planina and Velika Planina

From this designated parking area, continue on foot along the macadam road. The trail sign states 1 hour to Mala Planina and 1:30 hours to Velika Planina.

After passing a few huts, the hiking trail leads left into a beech forest. The trail meanders through the forest for about 10 minutes. When the path intersects with a macadam road, turn left onto the road. 

Following the road, you’ll first encounter Gojška Planina. Instead of continuing on the road to the heart of the planina, head left, hiking up the grassy slope. The path continues to Mala Planina.

When you reach Mala Planina, continue hiking uphill. Notice the mountain hut on the hill, off to the right. That’s Jarški dom na Mali planini. They make a yummy bacon-filled bean and barley stew (ričet). 

The trail continues through another mountain hut, Domžalski Dom Na Mali Planini. From here, you’ll see a tiny chapel perched on a hill straight ahead. Continue to the Chapel of St. Mary of the Snows for wonderful views of Velika Planina. 

From the chapel, just follow your nose and explore the plateau. And when you’re reading to head back, follow the same route back to the Rakove Ravni car park.


Where to Eat on Velika Planina

Zeleni Rob is a restaurant on Velika Planina  

Jarški dom na Mali planini is a mountain hut on Mali Planina. When we visited Velika Planina on a Monday in the late afternoon, everything was closed. This was the only place that was still open.


Drive to Luče

The drive continues to Luče via Podvolovljek. This road is narrow and locals drive a bit too fast for comfort. Our recommendation is to drive defensively because they won’t. 


Stay in Luče

Top Choice – Midrange | Tourist Farm Stoglej (Turistična kmetija Stoglej) is an active farm, hidden above Luče. The farm is located on the edge of a forest, overlooking grazing pastures. It’s peaceful and sedate, and a true hidden gem. 

We recently stayed here, and we were blown away by the home-cooking. Our recommendation is to opt for half board (dinner and breakfast included) so that you can have a farm-to-table experience. Everything you eat is sourced from their farm and garden, with very few exceptions. 

The rooms are simple but immaculately clean and comfortable.

Luxury | House Raduha

Midrange-Luxury | Domačija Metul offers air-conditioned apartments with a rooftop pool. 3 nights minimum stay.

Look for accommodation in Luče.

Lenar Farm, Logar Valley, Slovenia

Day 2: Robanov Kot – Logar Valley

On the second day of your Slovenia 5-day itinerary, we recommend visiting Robanov Kot Valley in the Solčava Region, before heading to Logar Valley.


Visit Robanov Kot

Robanov Kot valley is named after the 800-year-old Roban Farm. Upon entering Robanov Kot, you’ll immediately notice the arrowhead-shaped Mount Ojstrica, which sharply penetrates the sky, almost with a vengeance. 

Robanov Kot is also a designated landscape park, so there are limitations on how far you can drive. Park your car at Govc-Vršnik Tourist Farm, or continue a little bit further to the parking area at Roban Farm.


Robanov Valley Trail to Robanova Planina

At Roban Farm, an easy, flat, and family-friendly trail leads you to Robanova Planina in one hour. The Robanova alpine pasture is home to an active mountain dairy farm, which is only open in July and August. However, you can walk here at any time. 


Eat Lunch at Govc-Vršnik Tourist Farm

After a pleasant walk in the Robanov Kot valley, eat lunch at Govc-Vršnik Farm. This is our favorite place to eat in the whole region. Order “Lunch Govc” (17 EUR), not à la carte. You’ll receive generous platters of vegetables, meats, and dumplings, in addition to soup, salad, and dessert. It’s a Slovenian feast. Enjoy! 


Visit Logar Valley

After a sumptuous lunch at Govc-Vršnik, continue your drive to Logarska Dolina. Logar Valley is a protected nature park. Upon entering, you must pay an entrance fee.

The fee structure is as follows: motorcycle 5 EUR, car 7 EUR, van 8 EUR, and bus 30 EUR.

If you grew up repeating the Lord’s Prayer, those verses come to life, when you enter Logar Valley. I’m not religious, but I always hear “on earth, as it is in heaven” when we visit.

I know we haven’t seen every valley in the Alps, but I’ll wager this is one of the most beautiful valleys in the alpine region of Europe.

Learn More: Best Things to Do in Logar Valley


Eat Dinner at Penzion kmečka hiša Ojstrica

You will not eat the best food of your life here, but you will have the best view. Directly across from the road from Lenar Farm, Hiša Ojstrica offers indoor, and outdoor seating.

Sit outside and drink in the magnificent mountain view stretching from Ojstrica to the Kamnik Saddle. 


Stay in Logar Valley

Midrange | Lovely Lenar Farm occupies the most peaceful location in the middle of Logar Valley. We just spent a week staying here (our second trip to Lenar Farm) and we fell even more in love with this farm stay B&B. 

Urška Lenar and her family run this farm with open hearts and you can sense that the moment you arrive. Questions are met with recommendations, ideas, and local knowledge.

If you need tips on where to hike, what flower you took a photo of, or if you simply want to learn more about the history of the valley, Urška will happily help. 

And, let’s not forget about breakfast. From elderflower-infused water, homemade jams, fruits, and pastries to regional cured meats, cheeses, and eggs, breakfast is always a happy occasion. 

Recreational equipment (bikes, hiking poles) is free for guests. 

Luxury | Hotel Plesnik is an alternative option if you’re looking for a more luxurious stay in Logar Valley. From the hotel’s outdoor natural pool and sun terrace, you can enjoy unobstructed views of the Kamnik Alps. You’ll also have access to a renovated wellness center with an indoor whirlpool, sauna, and rest area. Guests can dine in Hotel Plesnik’s on-site restaurant and bar. Breakfast is included in the room rate.


Or, Stay around Solčava

If you can’t find accommodation in Logar Valley, you can also stay just outside the valley in one of these farm stays, or guesthouses.

Budget | Guesthouse Planinski Dom Majerhold is a guesthouse with a gardena and on-site restaurant. Breakfast is available (extra charge).

Budget | Prenočišča Valentina is a great value guesthouse in Solčava with simple, but spotless and spacious rooms. Breakfast is available (extra charge).

Budget | Turistična kmetija Čerček is a farm stay happily situated on the bank of the Savinja River in Solčava. 2 nights minimum stay. Breakfast is available (extra charge).

Budget-Midrange | Farm Stay “Alpine Dreams” is a farm stay situated on the Solčava panoramic road, overlooking Logar Valley and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. Some rooms have shared bathrooms. 2 nights minimum stay. Breakfast is available (extra charge).

Midrange | Natur Bajta offers two one-bedroom apartments in Solčava, housed in a renovated barn. Natural wood and black fixtures dominate, lending the place a rustic yet stylish look. 2 nights minimum stay.

Look for accommodation in Logar Valley.

Solčava panoramic road, Slovenia

Day 3: Logar Valley


Hike in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps

Day 3 of your Slovenia itinerary is dedicated entirely to Logar Valley. You have one glorious day to do whatever you want. Here are some of our recommendations:

If you’re an experienced hiker and want to go on a full-day hike, we recommend hiking to the Kamnik Saddle. From the saddle, you can continue to Brana (1 hour), or Planjava (2 hours). Another option is Ledinski Vrh.

If you want to go on a half-day hike, consider hiking from Slap Rinka to Okrešlj, a glacial cirque high above the valley. 

If you want to see more of the region and some incredible views, drive the Solčava panoramic road

You can learn more about these experiences in our Logar Valley Travel Guide


Stay a Second Night in Logar Valley

Midrange | Lenar Farm

Luxury | Hotel Plesnik

Look for accommodation in Logar Valley.

Tourist Farm Senkova Domacija, Jezersko, Slovenia

Day 4: Zgornje Jezersko


Drive to Zgornje Jezersko

This Slovenia road trip continues to the other side of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps to the small village of Zgornje Jezersko. To get here, drive through Austria via the Paulitsch Pass (Pavlič Pass).

Please confirm with your rental car company that you can drive into Austria. The drive takes about 1 hour. 


Explore Jezersko

Jezersko is a designated “Bergsteiger Dorf” (mountaineering village), which means that there are tons of hiking and climbing trails starting in the village. We’ve visited Slovenia three times, and each time we come here.

The first time, we hiked to Jezersko, the second time we stopped by for lunch, and the third time we stayed at Šenkova domačija.

This village is beautiful and still “unknown.” It will capture your heart. 

Also, TIC Jezersko is the most competent and helpful tourist office in Slovenia. I’ve reached out multiple times via email, and they’ve been tremendously helpful with route planning. 

Best Things to Do in Jezersko:

  • Eat Lunch at Gostišče ob Planšarskem Jezeru, next to Planšarsko jezero lake  
  • Walk the Ravenska kočna valley
  • Hike to Češka koča Mountain hut. Learn More: Best Hikes in Slovenia
  • Hike to Goli Vrh 

Stay in Zgornje Jezersko

Budget | Cvet gora offer fun “glamping” A-frame huts to sleep in. Showers are communal but very clean. The guesthouse is located right on the road, so it’s easy to find.

Midrange | If you’ve ever fantasized about farm life, or living on a farm, Šenkova domačija will make your fantasy come to life. The historic Šenkova domačija farmstead, dating back to the 15th century, is surrounded by freely roaming chickens and ducks and wide enclosures of cows and sheep. Animals are simply everywhere and it’s WONDERFUL.

You might want to sing this. If that’s not enough to tempt you, you should know that the view of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps from the farm is simply the best view in Jezersko. 

Make sure to opt for half board at Šenkova domačija, so you don’t miss out on their home-cooking. 

You can rent equipment from the farm, including bikes, via ferrata sets, and cross country skiing kits. 

5-star Luxury | Boutique hotel Vila Planinka is a chic alpine hotel with sumptuous rooms, an award-winning restaurant, cozy communal areas, and a sauna. Breakfast is included in the rate. Dinner is a 4-7 course dining experience (vegan tasting menus available), highlighting local recipes lovingly prepared with ingredients of Slovenian origin. Ask the resident sommelier for Slovenian wine recommendations.

Look for accommodation in Zgornje Jezersko.

Hiking Mala Osojnica and Ojstrica, Lake Bled Viewpoints

Day 5: Lake Bled

After a slow and delicious breakfast at Šenkova domačija, you can relax at the farm for a few hours, take a bike ride, or hike in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.

After, drive to Lake Bled, the final destination on your 5-day Slovenia itinerary.


Explore Bled

From Jezersko, it’s a one-hour-drive to Lake Bled. We recommend parking at the Velika Zaka parking lot next to Camping Bled in order to hike up to the Lake Bled Viewpoints

Read Best Things to Do in Lake Bled to find out what to see and do directly at the lake and nearby, including Vintgar Gorge, Pokljuka Plateau, Bled Castle, and Bled Island.

If you extend your stay in Bled, we recommend hiking Bled mountain hut and Debela Pec. The trailhead is only accessible by car. You may also want to visit Lake Bohinj.

Swimming in Lake Bled is allowed. So, bring your swimsuit.


Hike to the Lake Bled Viewpoints

Ojstrica, Velika Osojnica, and Mala Osojnica are three viewpoints above Lake Bled, only accessible by foot. A steep forest trail connects all three lookout points.

If you hike to all three, the circuit will take you at least 1:40 hrs (with breaks). It makes sense to combine a walk around Lake Bled with this hike.  

To locate the trailhead, head to Camping Bled, on the western end of the lake. If you’re walking, look for a wooden signpost with hunter-green placards. The sign reads Ojstrica (20 minutes) and Velika Osojnica (40 minutes). 

If you want to drive to the trailhead, there’s a paid car park next to Restavracija Camping Bled.

Learn More: Lake Bled Viewpoints Hike


Stay in Lake Bled

If you want to extend your 5-day Slovenia itinerary, spend 1-2 nights in Bled.

Budget | Guesthouse Marko offers clean, simple double rooms with shared kitchen facilities and free on-site parking. The guesthouse is only a 4-minute walk to the lakeshore of Lake Bled. 

Midrange | Old Parish House is a cozy and clean bed and breakfast, 100 meters away from Lake Bled. 

Top Choice – Midrange | Hotel Starkl – Heritage & Unique is a darling lakefront hotel with an on-site restaurant and bar. Breakfast is included. This family-run property stands out with its friendly service, exceptional cuisine, and location. 

Midrange | The warm and welcoming Jazz B&B is a bed and breakfast with twin, double, and family rooms. A wonderful breakfast is included. This top-rated B&B is a 10-minute walk to the lakeshore. 

Luxury | Adora Luxury Hotel is a lakeside villa with a gorgeous regal interior. Boasting unbeatable views of Lake Bled, lavishly-furnished rooms, and a romantic terrace, this romantic accommodation is the ultimate place to stay for a special occasion. 

Luxury | Vila Bled is a historic lakefront hotel with 33 rooms. Set in a quiet area of Lake Bled, guests can enjoy the historical flair of President Tito’s former summer residence. Breakfast is included. 

Luxury | Bled Rose Hotel is a modern, 4-star hotel in the center of Bled. The hotel features an on-site bar, an indoor swimming pool and spa, a fitness room, and private beach area. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Look for accommodation around Lake Bled.



Slovenia Trip Planning Essentials

Use our Slovenia Travel Guide to plan an unforgettable trip.


When to Visit Slovenia

Summer and Fall Seasons. The best time to travel to Slovenia is between May and late October.

The best time to hike in the Slovenian Alps is between June and October. For hut-to-hut hiking, we recommend planning your trek between early July and mid-September.

Winter Season. For skiing and winter activities, the best time to visit Slovenia is between mid/late December and March.


Where to Stay

We’ve summarized our favorite destinations and accommodations in Best Paces to Stay in Slovenia, including Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Logar Valley, Kranjka Gora, and Kobarid.


How to Explore Slovenia

Small Group Guided Hiking Tours

If you’re a solo traveler, or friend group who would love to explore Slovenia’s hiking trails with a knowledgeable and licensed mountain guide, consider booking one of these small group hiking tours.

All of these tours are designed by Slotrips, a trustworthy local tour operator that crafts meaningful and memorable itineraries. 

Best Walks in Slovenia is an 8-day hiking tour (day hikes only) with fixed and guaranteed departure dates between late May and late September. 

Discover the Slovenian Alps  is an 8-day hiking tour, which combines a 3-day hut-to-hut hike in Triglav National Park with moderate day hikes. 

Best of the Julian Alps Hut-to-Hut is a 3-day hut-to-hut hike in the heart of the Julian Alps. This guided tour departs every Monday from July to September. Hikers have the option to add on Mount Triglav summit with an IFMGA licensed mountain guide.

Self-Guided Hiking, Biking, and Rafting Tours

If you love hiking independently, but want a professional to handle the logistics of bookings, transfers, and luggage storage (when applicable), then we recommend booking a self-guided trip like Mountains and Lakes Hut-to-Hut, or Crossing the Julian Alps.

During shoulder-season (May and October), you can hike, bike, and raft along the 4-day Alpe Adria Trail Adventure, 9-day Mountains to Sea route, or 8-day Best of Alpe-Adria and Juliana Trail.

Road Trip

Though public transit is very good in Slovenia, some destinations like Logar Valley are not accessible with transit. 

If you want to explore more off-the-beaten-path and remote areas of Slovenia, we recommend renting a car. 

Check out our itineraries for road trip inspiration:

Use the intuitive Discovercars.com car rental reservation platform to search for and book car rentals. This easy-to-use booking platform compares car rental deals from 500+ trusted providers, so that you can choose the best option for your trip.

Tip: If you can only drive automatic transmission cars, as opposed to manual transmission cars (stick shift), book your car rental as early as possible.

Check car rental rates here


Top Things to Do


Slovenia Hiking Guides

Slovenia is heaven on earth for hikers. We recommend allocating sufficient time to discover both the Julian Alps and the Kamnik Savinja Alps.

In Best Hikes in Slovenia, we’ve summarized the most thrilling day hikes and multi-day hikes across the Slovenian Alps, ranked by difficulty.

If you’re interested in hut-to-hut hiking, read our guide to Slovenian Mountain Huts and Hut-to-Hut Hiking in Slovenia.


5-Day Slovenia Road Trip Itinerary

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