16 days in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

16 days in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

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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: Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan) and Lipica Stud Farm (in Lipica). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Fonda Fish Farm, make a trip to Tartini Square, admire the striking features of Piazza Tito, 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 drive to Ilirska Bistrica.
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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 Snežnik Castle (in Stari Trg pri Lozu), Postojna (Guštarna, Predjama Castle, &more) and Cross Cave (in Grahovo). 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. Alternatively, you can drive. 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 drive to Nova Gorica.
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Nova Gorica — 5 nights

A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nova Gorica: Vino Zorz (in Slap) and Vipava River Spring (in Vipava). There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Reservoir Dogs brewery, try your luck at Perla Casino, take in panoramic vistas at Gonjače Viewing Tower, and snap pictures at Solkan Bridge.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nova Gorica trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ilirska Bistrica to Nova Gorica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ilirska Bistrica in October since evenings lows in Nova Gorica dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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