13 days in Nova Gorica, Portorož & Celje Itinerary

13 days in Nova Gorica, Portorož & Celje Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Nova Gorica
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Nova Gorica
— 4 nights
Drive
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Portorož
— 4 nights
Drive
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Celje
— 4 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Poznan

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Nova Gorica — 4 nights

A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Zipline and Soča Valley. Venture out of the city with trips to Kayaking & Canoeing (in Bovec), Kozjak Waterfall (in Kobarid) and Postojna (Predjama Castle, Postojna Cave, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sveta Gora (Holy Mountain), don't miss a visit to Šmartno, and take in the views from Solkan Bridge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nova Gorica attractions planner.

Poznan, Poland to Nova Gorica is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Poznan in July: high temperatures in Nova Gorica hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portorož.
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Portorož — 4 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Triglav National Park and Tartini Square. Step out of Portorož to go to Škocjan and see Škocjan Caves, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach, examine the collection at Izolana - House of the Sea, admire the local landmark of Da Ponte Fountain, and stop by Olive Oil Morgan.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Portorož attractions planner.

You can drive from Nova Gorica to Portorož in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Celje.
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Celje — 4 nights

An old city with a modern vibe, Celje features a castle and historical town center, surrounded by a green landscpe tailor-made for an exciting and active holiday.
Get out of town with these interesting Celje side-trips: Velika Planina (in Stahovica), Terme Čatež (in Brežice) and Logar Valley Landscape Park (in Solčava). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle, make a trip to Celje Water Tower, examine the collection at Museum of Recent History Celje, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Virgin Mary's Assumption Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Celje road trip planning website.

Getting from Portorož to Celje by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Celje sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.
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