10 days in Ljubljana, Piran & Nova Gorica Itinerary

10 days in Ljubljana, Piran & Nova Gorica Itinerary

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nova Gorica
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana — 3 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get outdoors at Lake Bohinj and Ljubljanica River. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Cankarjevo Nabrežje. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Old Town Centre of Radovljica (in Radovljica), Monument to Anton Ažbe (in Poljane nad Skofjo Loko) and Straža Bled (in Bled). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Mostnica Gorge, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, stroll around Tivoli Park, and make a trip to Gornji Trg.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana road trip website.

Rome, Italy to Ljubljana is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rome in August; daily highs in Ljubljana reach 31°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Piran.
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Piran — 4 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
You'll explore and learn at Magical World of Shells Museum and Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tartini Square and St. George's Church. Take a break from Piran with a short trip to Socerb Castle in Črni Kal, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, make a trip to Walls of Piran, and enjoy the sand and surf at Svetilnik Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Piran trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Ljubljana to Piran in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ljubljana in August since evenings lows in Piran dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nova Gorica.
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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 25th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum, make a trip to Italian Charnel House, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Branik Castle.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nova Gorica trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Piran to Nova Gorica by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Nova Gorica are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.
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