10 days in Alpine Slovenia & Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

10 days in Alpine Slovenia & Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

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Fly to Venice Treviso, Train to Tarvisio Boscoverde, Drive to Bovec
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Bovec
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nova Gorica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koper
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bled
— 1 night
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Bovec

— 3 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Russian Chapel and Italian Charnel House. Change things up with these side-trips from Bovec: Kranjska Gora (Zelenci Nature Reserve & Zgornjesavska Valley). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Soča Valley, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic scenery at Virje Waterfall, and don't miss a visit to Fort Hermann.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bovec travel route planner.

Paris, France to Bovec is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, train, and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. In August, daytime highs in Bovec are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Bovec

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Nova Gorica

— 2 nights
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
On the 14th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Daniel, explore the historical opulence of Štanjel Castle, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally learn about winemaking at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Sveta Gora (Holy Mountain), then snap pictures at Solkan Bridge, then make a trip to Šmartno, and finally explore the historical opulence of Vipolže Villa.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nova Gorica day trip planner.

Drive from Bovec to Nova Gorica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bovec in August; daily highs in Nova Gorica reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Koper.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Koper

— 3 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Popular historic sites such as Snežnik Castle and Church of St. Francis of Assisi are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Magical World of Shells Museum and Strunjan Nature Reserve. Explore Koper's surroundings by going to Cerknica Lake (in Cerknica) and Cross Cave (in Grahovo). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, and don't miss a visit to Port Piran.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Koper planner.

Drive from Nova Gorica to Koper in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Koper are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Koper

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Bled

— 1 night
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
On the 19th (Thu), stroll through Mala Osojnica, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Parish Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bled journey planner.

Getting from Koper to Bled by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Koper in August, things will get a bit cooler in Bled: highs are around 31°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails
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