Slovenia Road Trip Itinerary: A Complete Guide to 2 Weeks in Slovenia
We can’t praise traveling in Slovenia enough. It’s a country that is profoundly beautiful and pristine. It’s also a country that is mindful and thoughtful about preserving its natural environment. This Slovenia road trip itinerary begins and ends in Ljubljana. From the capital, you’ll head to the lovely town of Piran on the Adriatic Sea. Next, you’ll drive up the Soča Valley and into the heart of the Julian Alps. You’ll explore the beautiful lakes and alpine pastures of Triglav National Park and then drive to the heavenly Logar Valley in the Kamnik Alps, before returning to Ljubljana. If you have less than two weeks, you can definitely compress this itinerary. At the end of this post, we’ve outlined a 10 day Slovenia itinerary and a 7 day Slovenia itinerary.
We recommend following this Slovenia road trip route in late Spring, Summer, or in early Fall.
Driving in Slovenia
If you’re driving into Slovenia from a neighboring country, make sure to purchase a vignette right after you cross the border. You can buy a vignette at any petrol station. If you’re renting a car in Ljubljana, your rental car company will provide this. Often the vignette is included in your contract, though sometimes it isn’t.
In this Slovenia road trip itinerary, we’ve provided a few opportunities to cross into neighboring countries (Italy, Austria) for several hours, in order to see some scenic places. Please confirm with your rental car company, whether that’s possible. You may need to buy a cross-border permit. Note, those are just alternative options. If you want to drive the entire route in Slovenia, you definitely can.