Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia

Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia

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Among Waves & Wines
The Mediterranean & the Karst in Slovenia merge the wonders of the Karst and the taste of traditional sea salt. Coastal towns show their beauty in the sun, green Istrian rural areas are home to original cuisine with olive oil and wild plants, Brda and the the Vipava Valley are home to world famous wines, while the Karst uncovers the secrets of caves which are among the most visited in Europe. This area is also home to famous white Lipizzaner horses.

Route & dates

Start: Portorož
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Portorož
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Postojna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Nova Gorica
— 2 nights
End: Nova Gorica

5
nights
Portorož

Portorož ©
A resort town on the country's scenic Adriatic coastline, Portoroz offers many spas with all kinds of therapeutic treatments, many based on the brine and mud from the area's salt pans.
You've added Krkavče Stone, Socerb Castle, Debeli Rtič Landscape Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: make a trip to Tartini Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, and admire the striking features of Praetorian Palace.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Portorož road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Serbia, the closest major aiport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. July in Portorož sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Postojna.

Things to do in Portorož

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Izola, Piran, Koper, Ankaran, Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity
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Tartini Square ©
Tartini Square
Walls of Piran ©
Walls of Piran
St. George's Church
St. George's Church

2
nights
Postojna

Postojna ©
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Škocjan Caves, Predjama Castle, Postojna Cave, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): Head underground at Škocjan Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): trot along with Lipica Stud Farm and then examine the collection at Pivka Park of Military History.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Postojna trip planning site.

Getting from Portorož to Postojna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Portorož in July, with highs in Postojna at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Postojna

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Škocjan Caves, Pivka Park of Military History, Lipica Stud Farm
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:
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Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Škocjan Caves ©
Škocjan Caves

2
nights
Nova Gorica

Nova Gorica
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Otlica Natural Window, Capuchin Monastery of Vipavski Križ, Vipava River Spring, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): snap pictures at Solkan Bridge and then try to win big at Perla Casino. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Krčnik Troughs, enjoy breathtaking views from Gonjače Viewing Tower, don't miss a visit to Šmartno, then step into the grandiose world of Vipolže Villa, and finally see the interesting displays at Dobrovo Castle.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nova Gorica road trip website.

Traveling by car from Postojna to Nova Gorica takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Postojna in July, Nova Gorica is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kojsko, Dobrovo, Vipavski Križ, Otlica Natural Window, Krčnik Troughs
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:
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Vipava River Spring
Vipava River Spring
Solkan Bridge ©
Solkan Bridge
Perla Casino ©
Perla Casino