Slovenia is a charming country to visit, with grand architectural cities and lush countryside which is perfect for skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer.
When to go
The majority of visitors travel to Slovenia in the summer, as the weather is more dependable as well as the country’s top attractions and numerous festivals being open.
Although, if you prefer to see the country in less of a hustle and bustle, it is still just as pleasant to enjoy the country outside of the peak summer months, with spring and autumn being the preferred off-peak months.
Skiing is best during December – March, with hiking and adventure sports being available between April – September.
Where to go
Slovenia’s modern capital, Ljabljana, is charmingly cluttered with beautiful Baroque and Habsburg buildings.
The Julian Alps provide absolutely stunning mountain scenery with Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj being the most accessible and Soča Valley the most memorable. If you travel further south there are amazing caves – including Postojna and Škocjan.
In the east, there are wine-making regions with Ptuj being Slovenia’s oldest and probably best-preserved town. The city of Maribor is also worth a visit and great as a stopover point to Austria.