Slovenia has something to offer visitors every month of the year. This full calendar of discoverable moments stems largely from the geography of the country, which is wedged in between the Alps, the Adriatic and the Pannonian Basin and which allows for gorgeous vistas all year long.
But Slovenia’s ability to please in every season is about more than just topography. Slovenes have a hearty, can-do swagger, and the country’s culture is epitomized by vigorous outdoor activities in every season. Read out for our guide to the best times to visit Slovenia.
High Season: May to October
Best time to discover Slovenia’s diverse landscapes
Slovenia’s weather is ideal from late spring to early autumn. The high mountains provide relief from the heat in lower-lying areas; this is a great time to swim in rivers like the Soča. Higher elevations are also gorgeous in September and October, when the fall brings blue-sky days and a spectrum of changing leaves. The Adriatic coast is wonderful during July and August, when temperatures can reach into the 80s Fahrenheit – though this small but delightful region can get crowded. The shore is far more peaceful during the fall, when the vacation period ends for many but the warm days persist.