16 days in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia, Alpine Slovenia & Spodnja Idrija Itinerary

16 days in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia, Alpine Slovenia & Spodnja Idrija Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Piran
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Piran
— 5 nights
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Bovec
— 2 nights
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Spodnja Idrija
— 7 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Indianapolis

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Piran: Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan), Lipica Stud Farm (in Lipica) and Boris Lisjak Winery (in Dutovlje). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, take a leisurely stroll along Port Piran, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, and experience rural life at Fonda Fish Farm.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Piran tour planner.

Indianapolis, USA to Piran is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Piran is 6 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Piran can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bovec.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Bovec

— 2 nights
In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Take a break from Bovec with a short trip to Tolmin Gorge in Tolmin, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty River Brewing, admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Bovec route maker tool.

You can drive from Piran to Bovec in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Piran in October, expect Bovec to be little chillier, temps between 57°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Spodnja Idrija.

Things to do in Bovec

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

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Spodnja Idrija

— 7 nights
Spodnja Idrija is a settlement on the right bank of the Idrijca River in the Municipality of Idrija in the traditional Littoral region of Slovenia.The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and belongs to the Koper Diocese. Get out of town with these interesting Spodnja Idrija side-trips: Museum of Post and Telecommunications (in Polhov Gradec), Fortun's Mill (in Gorenja Vas) and Vrhnika (Ljubljanica River Exhibition, FKK Wellness&Spa Center Mocilnik, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, make a trip to Idrija Kamšt, take in the views from Nesk's Footbridge, and kick back and relax at Natural Bathing Place Lajšt.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Spodnja Idrija day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bovec to Spodnja Idrija takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Spodnja Idrija

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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