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15 Day Trips from Ljubljana for your Slovenia Itinerary; Sarah & Kris; Jetsetting Fools

Slovenia – Škocjan Caves

Ljubljana – the charming capital of Slovenia – is often the first (and sometimes only) stop for tourists and visitors of the country. On our first trip to Slovenia, we were captivated by the magic of the fairy-tale city and, except for one trip from Ljubljana to Lake Bled, we were content exploring the history and culinary treasures without wandering beyond the city limits. We were confident we had navigated our way to the top things to see in Ljubljana, but knew we had missed some of the most beautiful places to visit in Slovenia. On a return trip to the country, we were intent on creating a tour of Slovenia and discovered 15 incredible day trips from Ljubljana for our Slovenia itinerary.

Day Trips from Ljubljana

Bordered by Austria, Italy, Hungary and Croatia, the country of Slovenia encompasses less than 8,000 square miles of land mass. Ljubljana is located in the center of the country and is home to about 300,000 of the country’s 2 million residents. The country, while small, boasts a diverse landscape – from mountains to beaches to lakes and underground caves.

Source: 15 Day Trips from Ljubljana for your Slovenia Itinerary – Jetsetting Fools

Slovenia Itinerary; Ashwini; Tripoto

Slovenia – Škocjan Caves

Vast stretches of green meadows punctuated with beautiful countryside houses with conventional tall buildings topped with stout orange tiled roofs and the icing on the cake is a tall church that stands out from all the buildings of that settlement – this is a common scene on a road trip in Slovenia. This European country has the lush green panoramas backed by the Alps like Switzerland/Austria, only more affordable and not to forget, it also has the old world charm of the Balkan countries.

Roads in Slovenia are a joy to drive on and is one of the best ways to explore Slovenia. The country is clean, the roads are well marked and filled with sweeping vistas at every corner. It doesn’t take too long to fall in love with Slovenian landscapes.

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The amazing Skocjan and Postojna Caves and the Predjama Castle, in Slovenia; Art By Tali Landsman

Slovenia – Škocjan Caves

The amazing Skocjan and Postojna Caves and the Predjama Castle, in Slovenia

From the Julian Alps and Lake Bled, we took a drive on small country roads towards the most famous caves in Slovenia.

Along the way we stopped in the medieval towns of Skofja Loka and Idrija.

The town of Idrija is known for its beautiful handmade lace, and the town is dotted with shops selling patterned lace clothing, tablecloths, curtains, bags and lace flowers that can be sewn on to your own clothes.

There were also displays showing different tools and techniques of lacemaking.

In Idrija we saw a beautiful castle converted into a museum that had a collection of masks, used in local festivals that started hundreds of years ago and are still celebrated today.



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The Best Places to Visit in Slovenia; Caitlin Morton; Condé Nast Traveler

Slovenia – Škocjan Caves

See castles on the side of mountains, lakes in underwater caves, fields filled with white horses, and villages pulled from a storybook—all in a country no bigger than Massachusetts.

Tucked between Italy, Austria, and Croatia, Slovenia is so small you might skip over it—but that would be a mistake. Though it’s roughly the size of Massachusetts, it packs a major visual punch: alpine villages, cliffside castles, emerald lakes, fields of white horses, and some of the most beautiful forests in the entire world. In other words, it’s a fairy tale setting come to life. Here are some of the best and most beautiful places the country has to offer—start packing your bags.

Lake Bled

There’s a reason Lake Bled is one of Slovenia’s most popular sites.

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10 Stunning Underground Wonders of the World; Conner Jones; VIVA Lifestyle & Travel

Slovenia – Škocjan Caves

If you feel you’ve had your fill of redwood forests, California coastlines, and Swedish mountaintops, the earth’s underground is your answer. Yes, you read that right. While not nearly as accessible as some of the ‘above ground’ wonders of the world, there are plenty of places beneath the surface of our planet that can be equally (if not more) spectacular — and far less traveled. From winding underground rivers to enormous sprawling caves, we’ve made a list of the ten underground wonders of the world that you simply cannot miss.

Reed Flute Cave, China

Nestled in the mountains outside the Chinese city of Guilin, the Reed Flute Cave is a spectacular cavern system that is an absolute must see. The cave is named after reeds that grow abundantly outside the cave entrance, which people have historically used to make flutes.

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Guide to Melania Trump’s homeland of Slovenia; Chris Dwyer; CNN.com

Even among seasoned travelers, Slovenia is not a country whose name is hugely familiar.

It’s part of the charm of traveling this pocket dynamo located between Italy, Croatia, Hungary and Austria: visitors frequently get the impression they’re the first to discover it.
That could all change thanks to a recent claim to fame — Slovenia gave the world Melania Trump, the next First Lady of the United States.
Not that it needs the Trump connection to pull in visitors.
Neither Balkan, Mediterranean, nor Alpine, Slovenia is more a cocktail of all three, served with its own distinct twist.
Nowhere in the country is more than three hours drive from anywhere else, yet this compact destination boasts a frankly ridiculous diversity in landscapes.
There’s a reason they call themselves the New Zealand of Europe.

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