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Road Trip Adventure: Top 3 Slovenian Routes

Are you ready for an unforgettable journey through Slovenia, one of Europe's greenest countries? 

This picturesque land has remarkable natural beauty and well-maintained roads that are a dream for road trip enthusiasts—and everyone in general. 

So, if you still haven’t explored this country, autumn is the perfect time to gather your friends or family, jump in your car, and start your adventure. In this article, we have five captivating routes as suggestions.

We also recommend using the eTOLLs EU app to make your journey even smoother. As you may already know, this convenient app will assist you with toll payments and route planning, ensuring a stress-free and thoroughly enjoyable trip.

Triglav National Park 

First things first, Ljubljana one of the smallest European capitals, is a must-visit city.

A lively green city combining the charm of a small capital and the self-confidence of large European cities. 

You should begin your road trip there and then head northwest to Triglav National Park, a priceless piece of nature. Magnificent, mysterious, exciting, and unique.  True. The destination is as amazing as the trip itself.

This route will take you through spotless alpine landscapes, with scenic stops at Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, and many interesting villages. 

During the trip, you will enjoy the mountain roads and the breathtaking views of the Julian Alps. 

You should also make a stop at Vršič Pass for a panoramic view of the whole region. 

This route is ideal for adventurers looking to explore Slovenia's stunning natural beauty.

Slovenian Riviera:

For a total change of scenery, you should drive to the Slovenian coast along the Adriatic Sea. Just like with everything in Slovenia, its Riviera coastline is charming and alluring. Yes, maybe you can not compare it with Italy and France, but still, it is worth visiting. 

Start your journey in Koper, the main port of the area, then head south to the charming towns of Izola and Piran. Piran, the most popular of them all is known for its medieval architecture, with narrow streets and compact houses. 

There, you can enjoy the Venetian architecture, take a dip in the Adriatic, and taste fresh seafood. 

The coastline is only 47km long and offers a pleasant drive with mesmerizing views of the sea. 

This route is perfect for those seeking a sea escape, culture, and a laid-back way of life.

The Karst region:

Not far from the Italian border, begins the Slovenian Karst, a region between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea that stands out for its incredible nature and interesting history. As said, The Karst region is a short drive away from the coast and is best known for its one-of-a-kind geological features.

 Here, you can explore the wonders of the underground world by visiting the most amazing caves: Škocjan Cave, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located 150 meters underground in the ravine, and Postojna Cave, the most visited one, which has an internal train, which allows you to visit the inside route in an hour and a half.

While you're in the region, take a leisurely drive through the picturesque countryside and vineyards of Karst. Don't miss the opportunity to taste the traditional Karst cuisine, which includes delicious prosciutto (pršut) and local wines. 

This route offers a perfect blend of exploring natural, unreal beauty and national cuisine. 

Slovenia is a very small country with diverse landscapes which makes it a perfect destination for a weekend getaway!  

Whether you like to explore the majestic alpine panoramas, enjoy the coastal vibes, or discover the underground,  Slovenia has something to offer for every traveler. 

Just remember, when planning your road adventure, don't forget to use the eTOLLs EU app to conveniently purchase the required vignettes, as you'll need one upon entering Slovenia.

Let’s explore Slovenia together.