13 days in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

13 days in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Piran
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Piran
— 6 nights
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Nova Gorica
— 4 nights
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Grahovo
— 2 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Lisbon

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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 Piran's surroundings by going to Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan), Lipica (Lipica Stud Farm & Lipizzan Museum Lipikum) and Sežana (Sežana Botanical Garden & Vinakras Sežana). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Tartini Square, see the interesting displays at Magical World of Shells Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Port Piran, and admire the striking features of Benečanka Venetian House.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Piran trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Piran is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In August in Piran, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Piran

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Nova Gorica

— 4 nights
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Explore Nova Gorica's surroundings by going to Ferrari Garden (in Štanjel), Boris Lisjak Winery (in Dutovlje) and Postojna (Karst Museum, Predjama Castle, &more). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, make a trip to Šmartno, and learn about all things military at Military Museum Tabor.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Nova Gorica driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Piran to Nova Gorica by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Grahovo.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Grahovo

— 2 nights
Grahovo offers access to the shores of a scenic lake, known as one of Europes biggest intermittent bodies of water.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the activities along Cerknica Lake, step into the grandiose world of Mašun Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Snežnik Castle, and finally Head underground at Cross Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Slivnica.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grahovo itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Nova Gorica to Grahovo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Nova Gorica in August, expect Grahovo to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grahovo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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