12 days in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

12 days in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

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Piran
— 6 nights
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Grahovo
— 1 night
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Nova Gorica
— 4 nights
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Piran — 6 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Piran: Lipica Stud Farm (in Lipica) and Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Nika's Tiny House, and stroll through Portorož Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Piran road trip website.

Milan, Italy to Piran is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In August in Piran, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grahovo.
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Grahovo — 1 night

Grahovo offers access to the shores of a scenic lake, known as one of Europes biggest intermittent bodies of water.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Snežnik Castle, then Head underground at Cross Cave, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cerknica Lake, and finally examine the collection at Kebe Museum of Lake Cerknica.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Grahovo travel route builder website.

You can drive from Piran to Grahovo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Piran in August: high temperatures in Grahovo hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nova Gorica.
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Nova Gorica — 4 nights

A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nova Gorica: Postojna (Karst Museum, Postojna Cave, &more). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, explore the activities along Vipava River Spring, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and make a trip to Šmartno.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nova Gorica trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Grahovo to Nova Gorica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Grahovo in August, expect Nova Gorica to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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