Exploring Slovenia with kids is an adventure into a green, family-friendly mountain playground. This European gem offers a mix of outdoor fun and cultural discovery, from the magical Lake Bled to the historic streets of Ljubljana. Slovenia’s compact size is perfect for family travel, allowing easy transitions from urban exploration to nature escapades.
Traveling to Austria with kids unlocks a magical world of enchanting mountain landscapes, rich cultural experiences, and endless adventure. We chose a family vacation to Austria as it offers a blend of city exploration and natural wonder, from Vienna’s imperial splendor to the captivating Austrian Alps.
We have traveled extensively throughout Europe with our kids and have seen a lot of beautiful cities along the way. Vienna, the capital of Austria, is among the most beautiful cities we have seen in Europe and is an amazing place for a family vacation.
Bled, Slovenia has been on our bucket list for a long time, so we were very excited we planned our family summer vacation to Austria and Slovenia. Our visit to Bled with kids was a bit unconventional as we came and went several times due to the family-friendly hiking and biking tours we enjoyed during our 14 days in Slovenia with kids.
Ever since I laid eyes on the iconic image of Hallstatt, Austria I’ve wanted to visit this beautiful lakeside town. The image of the stately waterfront church with the Austrian Alps as a backdrop is breathtaking, and has made Hallstatt famous. When we planned our family trip to Austria, a visit to Hallstatt with kids was a must.
Salzburg, the famous birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is a beautiful Austrian city. With a charming Old Town and magnificent mountains of the Austrian Alps ever-present in the distance, there is beauty everywhere in Salzburg.
A former Croatian royal castle and stronghold, the Klis Fortress stands guard in a highly strategic location above Split, Croatia. The incredible history, the impressive fortress structure and the views of Split and the Adriatic Sea beyond make the Klis Fortress one of the top things to do in Split.
Surrounded by seven mountains and overlooking the sea, Bergen has some of the most impressive scenery in Norway. Whether you plan to use Bergen as a gateway to Norway’s spectacular fjords or to take in the history and culture, you will not be disappointed. It’s the perfect spot to get your fill of both the natural beauty and old world charm this city has to offer.
If you are looking to enjoy family cycling holidays in Austria, you should consider the family-friendly version of the Alpe Adria cycle path. The full version of the Alpe Adria cycle path is a challenging route running directly south through the Austrian Alps. A family-friendly version of the Alpe Adria cycle path removes the most difficult parts, while preserving the scenery in one of the most beautiful regions of Austria.
We don’t have many regrets when we travel, but we regret having only 2 days in Bovec with kids. During the entirety of our stay, we couldn’t stop talking about how beautiful the mountain setting around Bovec is.