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
Drive

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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 Straža Bled. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Old Town Centre of Radovljica. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Monument to Anton Ažbe (in Poljane nad Skofjo Loko), Mostnica Gorge (in Stara Fužina) and Iglica Waterfall (in Bohinjska Bela). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, stroll around Tivoli Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.

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.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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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 Koper Regional Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tartini Square and Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower. Take a break from Piran with a short trip to Socerb Castle in Črni Kal, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach, stroll around Strunjan Nature Reserve, and get engrossed in the history at Tonina House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Piran trip planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Piran by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, Piran is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Piran

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:

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 travel back home.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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