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 Mostnica Gorge. 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), Iglica Waterfall (in Bohinjska Bela) and Straža Bled (in Bled). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Contemporary History, walk around Tivoli Park, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ljubljana route builder website.

Rome, Italy to Ljubljana is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, things will get a bit cooler in Ljubljana: highs are around 31°C and lows about 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 Mediadom Pyrhani. 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 still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, 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.
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Nova Gorica — 2 nights

A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Italian Charnel House, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjak Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Branik Castle.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read our Nova Gorica trip planner.

Drive from Piran to Nova Gorica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In August in Nova Gorica, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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