Enjoy mountainous scenery and tranquil lakes with a last minute holiday to Slovenia
With flights from the UK to Slovenia taking just over two hours, you’ll be breathing the fresh mountain air and enjoying picturesque landscapes in no time.
On the western coast of Slovenia, the seaside resort of Portoroz offers a wide range of activities that don’t need to be pre-booked. Whether you’re taking a leisurely stroll along the beautiful coastline, shopping in boutiques or relaxing in one of the town’s many spa and wellness centres, you certainly won’t be short on things to see and do during your stay here.
Or head north to Lake Bohinj – the largest natural lake in Slovenia offers plenty of outdoor activities. Take a day excursion to the Savica waterfall, hire a bike and cycle through the Triglav National Park or take a cable car up into the mountains for spectacular panoramic views of the lake and Julian Alps.
Last minute holidays to the alpine resort of Kranjska Gora are focused on the ski slopes in the winter and biking and hiking trails in the summer, all of which don’t necessarily need to be arranged in advance. For those who prefer something a little less high-impact, you can spend your time visiting the peaceful Lake Jasna, browsing handmade markets or testing your luck at its casinos.
The best time of year to book your last minute holiday
Slovenia is a diverse destination that can be enjoyed at all times of year. The best time to visit depends on what you want to do when you’re there. For example, for snow activities like skiing and snowboarding, December to March is your best bet. However, if you’re looking for warm and dry conditions, May to September is great for outdoor pursuits like hiking, cycling and adventure sports. For the best last minute deals, remember to book your holiday no earlier than eight weeks in advance.
Other last minute holiday destinations
When it comes to booking a last minute holiday, Slovenia is by no means the only option. You can also find great deals on popular destinations like Spain, with its golden beaches and glistening coastlines, or Greece, where visitors flock to explore its historic attractions and friendly nightlife and dining scene. Alternatively, unique destinations like Iceland also offer a variety of last minute holiday packages, where you can discover volcanic landscapes and hot springs.
However, if Slovenia is still your top choice, our travel guide can help you plan your last minute holiday with handy information and tips. And below you’ll find our pick of the best last minute hotels.
The 4* chalet-style Lek Hotel is the perfect spot for a last minute getaway, offering plenty of opportunities for relaxation and adventure. A broad range of facilities are provided, including an indoor heated swimming pool, gym, wellness centre and tennis courts. For added convenience, it's also just a few minutes walk from the Kranjska Gora resort centre and there's a restaurant, TV room and bar for guests to use at their will. The hotel staff can arrange hiking tours, ski lessons and tennis lessons on request.