14 days in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

14 days in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

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Piran
— 5 nights
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Stari Trg pri Lozu
— 2 nights
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Nova Gorica
— 6 nights
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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.
Relax by the water at Strunjan Nature Reserve and Portorož Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Magical World of Shells Museum and Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Piran: Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan) and Lipica Stud Farm (in Lipica). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Francis of Assisi, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Piran Minorite Monastery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Svetilnik Beach.

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

Saarbrucken, Germany to Piran is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Saarbrucken in July, things will get a bit warmer in Piran: highs are around 35°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Stari Trg pri Lozu.
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Stari Trg pri Lozu — 2 nights

The small village of Stari Trg pri Lozu remains especially interesting to history buffs and nature lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the activities along Cerknica Lake, Head underground at Cross Cave, then browse the exhibits of Snežnik Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Hunting Collection and Dormouse Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Petelinje, then see the interesting displays at Pivka Park of Military History, and then don't miss a visit to Museo Militare Di Pivka.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Stari Trg pri Lozu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Piran to Stari Trg pri Lozu takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Piran in July; daily highs in Stari Trg pri Lozu reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nova Gorica.
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Nova Gorica — 6 nights

A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Visiting Postojna Cave and Magma X will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lepa Vida Boutique Winery and Sveta Gora (Holy Mountain). Get out of town with these interesting Nova Gorica side-trips: Postojna (Predjama Castle & Guštarna), Vino Zorz (in Slap) and Štanjel (Ferrari Garden & Štanjel Castle). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Solkan Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Vipolže Villa, take in panoramic vistas at Gonjače Viewing Tower, and stroll around Sabotin Park Miru.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nova Gorica online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Stari Trg pri Lozu to Nova Gorica takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nova Gorica when traveling from Stari Trg pri Lozu in July, with lows around 20°C. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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