Visiting Ljubljana, Slovenia? Don’t Miss Out On These Amazing Day Trips

Lake Bled, Bled, Slovenia
Lake Bled, Bled, Slovenia. Photo by Maria Clara Cavallini on Unsplash

Ljubljana is truly charming and offers many amazing spots worth exploring, but the real magic happens once you step outside. Slovenia is so small that you can visit pretty much any place you want from its capital, and here are some of the very best day trip destinations worth checking out.

Lake Bled

Lake Bled is the most Instagram-friendly spot in all of Slovenia, and it only takes an hour to reach it from Ljubljana. It will win you over with its beautiful scenery, including the mountains and forest that surround it and a tiny church located on a tiny island in its middle.

Postojna Cave

Slovenia has many natural wonders in store, and its caves are truly top of the line. Postojna Cave is a case in point, and it’s located less than an hour away from Ljubljana. This karst cave system is Slovenia’s No. 1 underground attraction, and it hosts everything from exhibitions to concerts.


The Slovenian Istria has a few pretty charming towns in store, and if you’re not sure which one to explore first, Piran is the way to go. It’s one of the most beautiful cities on Slovenia’s Adriatic coast and it’s worth the visit for its Venetian architecture alone.