17 days in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

17 days in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia journey planner
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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Nova Gorica
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Nova Gorica
— 5 nights
Drive
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Piran
— 9 nights
Drive
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Grahovo
— 2 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Dinard

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Nova Gorica — 5 nights

A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Venture out of the city with trips to Postojna (Postojna Cave, Karst Museum, &more) and Museo Militare Di Pivka (in Pivka). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, take in the views from Solkan Bridge, walk around Sabotin Park Miru, and don't miss a visit to Stazione Transalpina.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nova Gorica journey planner.

Dinard, France to Nova Gorica is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dinard in August: high temperatures in Nova Gorica hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Piran.
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Piran — 9 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Piran: Sežana Botanical Garden (in Sežana), Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan) and Lipica (Grand Casino Lipica, Lipica Stud Farm, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, stop by Nika's Tiny House, see the interesting displays at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Francis of Assisi.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Piran itinerary planning website.

Drive from Nova Gorica to Piran in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Piran can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Grahovo.
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Grahovo — 2 nights

Grahovo offers access to the shores of a scenic lake, known as one of Europes biggest intermittent bodies of water.
On the 24th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Cerknica Lake, explore the fascinating underground world of Cross Cave, then step into the grandiose world of Snežnik Castle, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Slivnica.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Grahovo trip maker tool.

Drive from Piran to Grahovo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Piran in August, things will get slightly colder in Grahovo: highs are around 31°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.
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