16 days in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

16 days in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Venice, Shuttle to Portorož
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Portorož
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ilirska Bistrica
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nova Gorica
— 5 nights
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Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Portorož

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portorož: Lipica Stud Farm (in Lipica) and Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Fonda Fish Farm, make a trip to Tartini Square, relax and rejuvenate at Fish Spa Piran, and stroll around Forma Viva.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Portorož trip planner.

New York City, USA to Portorož is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Portorož due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, expect little chillier with lows of 51°F in Portorož. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ilirska Bistrica.

Things to do in Portorož

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Ilirska Bistrica

— 4 nights
Ilirska Bistrica is a town in the Inner Carniola region of southwestern Slovenia. Explore Ilirska Bistrica's surroundings by going to Postojna (Guštarna, Predjama Castle, &more), Cross Cave (in Grahovo) and Snežnik Castle (in Stari Trg pri Lozu). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Pivka Park of Military History, don't miss a visit to Museo Militare Di Pivka, and explore the activities along Cerknica Lake.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ilirska Bistrica trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portorož to Ilirska Bistrica takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Ilirska Bistrica

Nature · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Nova Gorica

— 5 nights
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Go for a jaunt from Nova Gorica to Slap to see Vino Zorz about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Reservoir Dogs brewery, don't miss a visit to Sveta Gora (Holy Mountain), learn about winemaking at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, and take in panoramic vistas at Gonjače Viewing Tower.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nova Gorica trip builder.

Traveling by car from Ilirska Bistrica to Nova Gorica takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ilirska Bistrica in October, Nova Gorica is little chillier at night with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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