Slovenia is a year-round destination. You can do it is winter season for skiing and other sports, you can so it ins summer and shoulder seasons for hiking, kayaking and just to enjoy the vivid and abundant nature that Slovenia has. When we visited we had the pleasure to see a lot of flowers in bloom, which was amazing as different places had a different smells: jasmine, linden, elder, oleander.
Slovenia a nature packed country with: sharp mountain peaks, lakes to see through, canyons with vertical walls, blue - icecream rivers, waterfalls all shape and sizes, caves to let the eyes get used to the beauty, seaside charming small towns and a capital that you want to move to right away. And all this in a country so small you barely see on the map. Highlight of the trip: Bled and Bohinj Lakes, Mostnica Canyon and Waterfall, Vršič Mountain Pass, Tolmin Canyon, cities of Koper, Piran, Ptuj, Maribor and Ljubljana. This is a 6 days itinerary that can be the base for any trip to Slovenia. I would not recommend to do it in less that 6 days unless you want to give up some parts (like the seaside). But you can extend you trip with hiking days and discovering places that we misses. We would have liked to visit also: Vintgar Gorge (but it was close due to some heavy raining that brought boulders and destroyed some parts of the bridge), Boka waterfall and Kozjak (but it was raining that day and we couldn't stop), go with the chair lift to Kanin (it was closed - it was between seasons winter/summer), Pokljuka Gorge (we had to decide between Pokljuka and Mostnica).
Not really a border. Don't forget to buy vignette for Slovenia. It costs 15 Euro for 7 days. Try buying the vignette at the gas station or buy it online. Because it has to be attached on the windshield, you have to receive it in the mail, so buy it in advance.
Right near from where you buy tickets there is a special exhibition of costumes and customs from all around Slovenia. Kids will love this. The banding bear the singing goat, the devil the chase the winter away and many other fictional characters
Bled island (Blejski otok) is a very small island, but you have to climg around 100 stairs to get to the top. This is the only island in Slovenia, which is kind of funny - small country , small island, but no matter the size amazingly beautiful. On the top of the island there is a church , a tower, a souvenir shop and a coffee shop. There were some jasmine and elder trees in bloom on the top of the island.
This is a great road through the forest. But be careful this has only one lane for both directions.
Hike to Mostnice Waterfall
leave the car in the parking lot and start hiking towards the waterfall. there are 2 paths, we went on the left one and returned on the right one. The walk is amazing as the fields are covered with flowers and there are mountains all around.