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

1
Portorož
— 5 nights
2
Postojna
— 2 nights
3
Nova Gorica
— 2 nights

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.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, 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 · Beaches

Side Trips

Izola, Piran, Ankaran, Koper, Strunjan Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
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.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, 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 do a combination of bus and 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pivka Park of Military History, Lipica Stud Farm, Škocjan Caves
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
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, then make a trip to Šmartno, then explore the historical opulence of Vipolže Villa, and finally examine the collection at Dobrovo Castle.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nova Gorica itinerary planner.

You can drive from Postojna to Nova Gorica in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Postojna in July, Nova Gorica is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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