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
Drive
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Bovec
— 2 nights
Drive
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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: Boris Lisjak Winery (in Dutovlje), Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan) and Lipica Stud Farm (in Lipica). And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Fonda Fish Farm, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, and get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Piran road trip app.

Indianapolis, USA to Piran is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Piran is 6 hours. In October, daytime highs in Piran are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bovec.
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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 drive to Spodnja Idrija.
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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), Vrhnika (Ljubljanica River Exhibition, FKK Wellness&Spa Center Mocilnik, &more) and Fortun's Mill (in Gorenja Vas). 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. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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