Travel Planning
Slovenia
Travel Planning
Slovenia

Slovenia at a Glance

Slovenia's crisp Alpine passes and gorgeous Adriatic coast give the country some of Europe's best scenery. Enjoy it the way Slovenians do with mountain hikes and long weekends on the beach.

Take some of Slovenia's twisting narrow roads high into the mountains for gorgeous views of neighboring mountains, alpine meadows filled with flowers and little mountain waterfalls. Hop out for a hike, or if you are feeling adventurous, grab a bike and either charge up the steep mountain roads or go off-road on a rugged mountain biking trail. During the winter, consider some skiing or snowshoeing. You can find both a smooth, groomed ski trail and an untouched mountain trail far off the beaten path.

For milder adventures, head to lower altitudes where gracious city living packs its punch in Ljubljana and surrounding areas. Enjoy fresh, local food served in restaurants and potent Slovenian wine. The sheer number of the country's churches, castles and museums will have history and culture buffs working hard.

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  • Major Airport Ljubljana Jože Pucnik Airport

Passport / Visa Requirements

American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Slovenia if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. American citizens can use the U.S State Department website to learn more about traveling in Slovenia.

Need to Know

Severe Weather Slovenia's climate ranges from Mediterranean to alpine depending on your altitude. Come prepared for snow in the highlands and mountains during the winter, and warmer, mild weather by t he coast. Waterproof clothing is a good idea regardless of where you visit during the winter.

Safety Concerns Theft is the most common crime in Slovenia so protect your belongings. Don't leave things unattended while you swim or hike and keep your car free of valuables and visible bags when you park it.

Health Concerns: Rabies, hepatitis and typhoid could be concerns when traveling in Slovenia. Talk with your health care provider to learn more before you go. Slovenia's tap water is safe to drink.

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