Best time to visit Slovenia

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Best time of year to visit Slovenia

Best time to visit Slovenia depends on what you are up to and what region you visit. Many attractions like Ljubljana and Lake Bled are enjoyable year-round. The Alpine northeast experiences lots of snow in DecemberMarch, an ideal setting for winter sports. This area's warm and dry weather in MaySeptember is perfect for hiking, climbing, rafting, and other adventures. Mediterranean climate on the Adriatic coast and in Primorska region ensures hot and crowded summers and pleasantly mild winters. The rest of the country experiences hot, dry summers and freezing winters. Don't miss wine season in October–November—fall foliage accompanied with a glass of good wine make unforgettable memories.

15 THINGS TO DO IN SLOVENIA (JUNE 16 - JUNE 25)

Hiking

Hiking

April–November  • activity

Hiking is the best way to discover all the natural treasures of Slovenia

Open Kitchen (Odprta Kuhna)

Open Kitchen (Odprta Kuhna)

mid-March–October (Fridays) • food

Experience freshly cooked delights by different Slovenian restaurants at the Friday food market in the heart of Ljubljana

Climbing Triglav

Climbing Triglav

June–October • activity

Go on an exciting journey of conquering the highest mountain in Slovenia—Triglav

Swimming in Bled and Bohini Lakes

Swimming in Bled and Bohini Lakes

June–September • activity

Visit these scenic Slovenian lakes, equally beautiful and unique

Beach Season

Beach Season

May–August  • activity

Don’t be fooled by the small size of the Slovenian coastline—it has a lot to offer!

Rafting and Kayaking

Rafting and Kayaking

April–October • activity

Grab a boat and take an exciting trip down one of the many incredible rivers of Slovenia!

Franja Partisan Hospital

Franja Partisan Hospital

April–October • activity

A Slovenian symbol of international cooperation and resistance in the time of WWII

Karstic Caves

Karstic Caves

May–October  • activity

The grand karst caves are among the most visited in Europe

Salt Harvest

Salt Harvest

April 23–September • event

Discover the ancient tradition of salt gathering near the historic town of Piran in Sečovlje

Pršut

Pršut

June–August • food

Try the finest delicacy of the Slovenian cuisine—tender, home-made pršut

Cheese

Cheese

all year round • food

While in any region of Slovenia, search for its local kinds of cheese you can't find anywhere else

Jurjevanje Folklore Festival

Jurjevanje Folklore Festival

June 16–20, 2021 • event

Check out the Jurjevanje festival in Črnomelj for an incredibly fresh experience of traditional music

Honey

Honey

April–June • food

Trying world famous Slovenian honey should be on the list of everyone visiting this country

Angling

Angling

March–November • activity

There are a lot of ponds and lakes to conquer if you’re a fishing enthusiast

Wildflower Season

Wildflower Season

April–June • nature

Vivid flora await you in every corner of the beautiful nature of Slovenia

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Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

November 29 2019–January 05 2020 • event

The magical beauty of Slovenia guarantees that you will have the best Christmas ever!

Jamatlon

Jamatlon

June 20, 2020 • event

Have an unforgettable run inside a coal mine!

Kurentovanje Сarnival in Ptuj

Kurentovanje Сarnival in Ptuj

February 06–16, 2021 • event

Drive away winter together with thousands of spectators at the Kurentovanje carnival

Pust Carnival in Cerknica

Pust Carnival in Cerknica

February 11–17, 2021 • event

People wearing peculiar costumes parade down the streets during the spectacular Pust carnival

Bled Days

Bled Days

July 16–18, 2021 • event

For a few days, Bled promenade is full of local art and music. Become a spectator of the incredibly beautiful sight—15,000 fluorescent eggshells floating on Lake Bled

Grossmann Film and Wine Festival

Grossmann Film and Wine Festival

July 14–18, 2020 • event

This wine festival is like no other—all tasting is accompanied by horror films!

Beer and Flowers Festival (Laško Pivo in cvetje)

Beer and Flowers Festival (Laško Pivo in cvetje)

July 09–12, 2020 • event

This weird yet quite interesting combination is highlighted with a traditional wedding ceremony

Persimmon Season

Persimmon Season

November • food

Try the tender, viscous flesh of Slovenia's favourite fruit—persimmon

Ana Desetnica International Street Theatre Festival

Ana Desetnica International Street Theatre Festival

July 01–04, 2020 • event

Be there as the streets of Ljubljana transform during this vibrant theatre festival

Istrian Cycling Marathon

Istrian Cycling Marathon

October 03–04, 2020 • event

The Istrian Cycling Marathon welcomes all kinds of participants in this beautiful race

Historial Škofja Loka

Historial Škofja Loka

June 22, 2019 • event

Go back in time by visiting the brightly costumed Skofja Loka Medieval Festival

Punk Rock Holiday

Punk Rock Holiday

August 10–13, 2021 • event

The biggest punk-rock festival of the region

Cow Ball

Cow Ball

September 20, 2020 • event

Celebrate the return of the cattle from pastures in anticipation of winter together with locals around Lake Bohinj

Cherry Festival

Cherry Festival

June 06, 2020 • event

Just like all the traditional festivals of Slovenia, the Cherry Festival in Brda has something for everyone!

Maribor Theatre Festival

Maribor Theatre Festival

October 12–25, 2020 • event

Become a spectator of some of the best theatrical performances from all around the world

Waterfalls

Waterfalls

March–May • nature

While in Slovenia, explore at least one of its many picturesque waterfalls

Wine Season

Wine Season

October–November • event

Slovenian wines are very hard to find outside of the country, so try as many delicious kinds as you can while you're here

Snow Castle Festival (Gradovi Kralja Matjaža)

Snow Castle Festival (Gradovi Kralja Matjaža)

late January • event

These creative ice constructions are built right before your eyes at the Snow Castle Festival at Plateau Mitnek, Črna na Koroškem

Gregorjevo

Gregorjevo

March 12 • event

You can celebrate St. Valentine's Day almost anywhere, but Gregorjevo—only in Slovenia!

Pumpkin Season

Pumpkin Season

September–October • food

Any trip to Slovenia is not complete if you haven’t tried some national pumpkin dishes!

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

March–May • nature

Grab your binoculars and head to any Slovenian forest—there are a lot of birds just waiting to be discovered!

Idrija Lace Festival

Idrija Lace Festival

June 19–21, 2020 (virtual event) • event

Enjoy the delicate beauty of lace making at the Idrija Lace Festival

Olive Harvest

Olive Harvest

November–December • food

Try high-quality olive oil perfectly suited for the most exquisite foods

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

December 31–January 01 • event

The festive atmosphere, lots of fireworks, and homemade schnapps will make your New Year's Eve celebration in Slovenia very special

Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and Snowboarding

December–March  • activity

Conquer the diversified slopes of the Slovenian Alps

Festival Lent

Festival Lent

August 21–29, 2020 • event

Dive into this incredibly festive atmosphere during the three-week Festival Lent

International Rowing Regatta

International Rowing Regatta

June 12–14, 2020 • event

Every year magnificent Lake Bled hosts a rowing regatta

City of Women

City of Women

September 22–October 12, 2020 • event

Visit this unique art festival which demonstrates the huge potential of female artists

Festival Bled

Festival Bled

June 29–July 15, 2020 • event

Lake Bled becomes even more beautiful when the atmosphere is filled with classical music

Easter

Easter

April 12, 2020 • event

Beautiful vivid celebrations are held in all cities and towns of Slovenia

Living Nativity Scenes

Living Nativity Scenes

December 25–December 30 • event

Witness as biblical scenes come to life at the magical Postonja Cave

Legend of the Sunken Bell

Legend of the Sunken Bell

December 25 • event

Watch the magical sinking of the bell, honoring an old legend

Podvin Local Market

Podvin Local Market

first Saturday of every month • event

Try all the local delicacies at one place!

Škofja Loka Passion Play

Škofja Loka Passion Play

late Mar–Apr 2021 (TBA) • event

You wouldn’t want to miss the incredible Škofja Loka Passion Play which happens only once every six years

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