Slovenia Self Drive no.1

Highlights of Slovenia

About Slovenia Self Drive no.1


A full tour of Slovenia's highlights including the capital, Ljubljana, its beautiful coastline, incredible caves, lakes and historic towns.

Activity code: SLFD01

Duration: 8 Days

START / FINISH - Ljubljana

This itinerary is our suggested fly-drive holiday for a week long tour of Slovenia. Starting in the capital, Ljubljana, the route includes national parks, historic towns, beautiful islands and much more. This is designed as a circuit from Ljubljana so you can travel out via Lake Bled and back directly from the coast or vice versa. It is easily extended by adding nights in some or all locations or, of course, introducing new places such as the Logar Valley, Celje or the Goriska Brda wine region in the west.

This holiday has a tried and trusted recommended route with our personal suggestions for sightseeing included with your final travel documents but you are free to explore or relax as much as you like within the overall structure of the itinerary. Driving conditions are excellent with the new highway* from the capital to the coast cutting down on travel times but also freeing up space on minor roads so drivers can choose between peaceful scenic routes or speedier alternatives to make the most of time away from home.

* our hire cars include Slovenia's Vignette (or highway tax disc).

Begin your holiday with some relaxing sightseeing in Ljubljana, a city which is a delight to wander around both daytime and evening; it is compact and very friendly with some excellent viewpoints and historic architecture. After the capital it is only a short drive north to the stunning Lake Bled and the Triglav National Park, you can choose to stay in either or both of Bled and Kranjska Gora to make the most of the outdoor activities and plentiful fresh air on offer. En route to your next location, Postojna and its fabulous caves you have a full day to meander through the mountain villages on the smaller roads, maybe pack a picnic. The final destination is Isola (or Piran) on Slovenia's small but beautiful Adriatic shoreline. From here you are ideally placed for a short trip into Croatia (e.g. Porec) or Italy (e.g. Trieste) prior to heading back on the highway to Ljubljana and your flight home.

Why Book with Rediscover the World ?

We can tailor-make a holiday to suit your requirements for any or all of the following - departure airport, budget, hotel type/size, overall duration, activities, etc.

Accommodation: the hotels in this fly-drive itinerary are generally small, independent or family-run, properties which add significantly to your travel experience in this fascinating country (in the list below we have included our recommended hotels plus suggestions for upgrades to "boutique" hotels and deluxe properties, please do not hesitate to request alternative hotels).

Transport: to take the stress out of arriving and departing we offer a private airport transfer service; we can deliver and collect your hire car from your hotel at no extra cost. All our vehicles have a/c and come with a full tank of fuel, we provide driving directions and parking information for all accommodation.

Extra Information: all our holidays have a recommended route with suggestions for sightseeing; we can also book activities and specialist sightseeing - such as cycling, sea kayaking, rafting and hiking guides, etc.

What's included in your Fly-Drive holiday?

  • Private airport transfer on arrival
  • 7 nights on B&B basis at a choice of small hotels.
  • 6 days fully-inclusive car hire (Group A with a/c)
  • Fully detailed itinerary with driving directions and sighteeing ideas
  • All taxes, full 24hr representative services.

NB: Flights available to book through us with a range of airlines, from various UK airports.

Our recommended hotel choices for this fly drive:

Contact us now to book this self drive holiday for any date and duration.


  • Day 1: Arrival into Ljubljana

    Arrive in Ljubljana; private transfer to your hotel in city centre. Balance of day sightseeing.

    • Overnight in Ljubljana, e.g. City Hotel.

  • Day 2: Ljubljana

    Full day for sightseeing in Ljubljana and local area on foot and by public transport.

    • Overnight in Ljubljana, e.g. City Hotel.

  • Day 3: Ljubljana - Lake Bled

    Deliver hire car to your hotel and drive north to Lake Bled and the Julian Alps. Possible detour en route to Kranj and/or the Logar Valley.

    • Overnight at Lake Bled, e.g. Pension Mayer or Grand Hotel Toplice.

  • Day 4: Lake Bled

    Full day to explore lake and the trails and scenery in and around the Triglav National Park such as at Lake Bohinj.

    • Overnight at Lake Bled, e.g. Pension Mayer or Grand Hotel Toplice.

    NB. you could choose to extend your stay in Lake Bled or consider a few nights in Kranjska Gora, e.g. Hotel Skipass, extending the holiday to around 10 days.

  • Day 5: Lake Bled - Postojna

    Suggest taking scenic route through mountains via Bohinj and idrija to Postojna.

    • Overnight in Postojna, e.g. Hotel Kras or Hotel Jama.

  • Days 6 & 7: Postojna - Isola (or Piran)

    Visit of show caves in morning and time to enjoy the general surroundings away from the main crowds then head south to Adriatic coast and the charming resort of Isola (or a little further to Piran). Enjoy the relaxation of the Slovenian coast resort.

    • Overnight in Isola, e.g. Hotel Marina (or Hotel Piran in Piran).

  • Day 8: Adriatic coast - Ljubljana

    Take highway back to Ljubljana for flight home, drop off car at airport.

  • Prices & Departure Dates

    Prices shown are 'per person' in UK Pounds and are based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. A single supplement needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required.

    Prices are indicative and will vary depending on your chosen accommodation, room availability as well as time of travel. Please take this into consideration when comparing prices; we always aim to match a high quality experience with exceptional value for money. Please note that discounts will apply if there are 4 or more people in your travelling party as fixed costs such as transportation and guides will be shared equally between the group.

    NB: Flights available to book through us with a range of airlines, from various UK airports.


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