10 days in Novo Mesto & Portorož-Piran & Slovenian Istria Itinerary

10 days in Novo Mesto & Portorož-Piran & Slovenian Istria Itinerary

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Novo Mesto
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Novo Mesto

— 4 nights
Novo Mesto is the city on a bend of the Krka River in the City Municipality of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Novo Mesto: Planetarium in Sfericni Kino Astroport 360 (in Čatež ob Savi), Brežice (Brežice Castle & Terme Čatež) and Snežnik Castle (in Stari Trg pri Lozu). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Cross Cave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olimje Monastery, make a trip to Lake Šmartno, and see the interesting displays at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Novo Mesto vacation website.

Ljubljana to Novo Mesto is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Novo Mesto can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Piran.

Things to do in Novo Mesto

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Piran

— 5 nights
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Piran is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Tartini Square, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Piran tour planner.

You can drive from Novo Mesto to Piran in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Piran

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

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