20 days in Ptuj & Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

20 days in Ptuj & Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ljubljana
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Ptuj
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Nova Gorica
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Seča
— 1 night
Bus:  15 min
4
Portorož
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  15 min
5
Koper
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
6
Postojna
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
7
Vipava
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Ljubljana

2
nights
Ptuj

Ptuj ©
A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Ptuj Castle, then don't miss a visit to Presernova street, then contemplate the long history of Terme Ptuj, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. George. On your second day here, ponder the design of Green Gold Beer Fountain, step into the grandiose world of Celje Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zupnijska cerkev sv. Marije - Ptujskogorske Matere Bozje, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Slovenski trg Square, then enjoy breathtaking views from Ptuj City Tower, and finally appreciate the history behind Orpheus Monument.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ptuj trip itinerary maker website.

Ljubljana to Ptuj is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. July in Ptuj sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Ptuj

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Green Gold Beer Fountain, Celje Castle
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Terme Ptuj ©
Terme Ptuj
Ptuj Castle ©
Ptuj Castle
Celje Castle ©
Celje Castle

3
nights
Nova Gorica

A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Get out of town with these interesting Nova Gorica side-trips: Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin), Bovec (Kayaking & Canoeing & Soča Valley) and Kobarid (Kobarid Museum, St Mary of the Assumption church, &more). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, snap pictures at Solkan Bridge, try your luck at Perla Casino, and take some stellar pictures from Sveta Gora (Holy Mountain).

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nova Gorica trip planner.

You can drive from Ptuj to Nova Gorica in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Nova Gorica are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seča.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kobarid, Bovec, Kojsko, Tolmin Gorge
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Kozjak Waterfall ©
Kozjak Waterfall
Tolmin Gorge ©
Tolmin Gorge

1
night
Seča

Seča ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Krkavče Stone and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sečovlje Salina Nature Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seča journey planning app.

Drive from Nova Gorica to Seča in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Portorož.

Things to do in Seča

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Krkavče Stone
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Sečovlje Salina Nature Park ©
Sečovlje Salina Nature Park
Krkavče Stone ©
Krkavče Stone

3
nights
Portorož

Portorož ©
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.
Portorož is known for beaches, casinos, and baths. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, engage your brain at Magical World of Shells Museum, and experience rural life at Fonda Fish Farm.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Portorož day trip planner.

Portorož is just a stone's throw from Seča. In July, daily temperatures in Portorož can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the shuttle to Koper.

Things to do in Portorož

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Piran
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Tartini Square ©
Tartini Square
Portoroz Beach ©
Portoroz Beach
Walls of Piran ©
Walls of Piran

4
nights
Koper

Koper ©
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Koper is known for historic sites, shopping, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, stroll around Park Pietro Coppo, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Veneziana, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Tito.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Koper day trip planner.

Koper is just a stone's throw from Portorož. July in Koper sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Postojna.

Things to do in Koper

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Izola, Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity
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Svetilnik Beach ©
Svetilnik Beach
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower ©
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower
Praetorian Palace ©
Praetorian Palace

3
nights
Postojna

Postojna ©
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Get out of town with these interesting Postojna side-trips: Krizna Jama Cave (in Grahovo), Sneznik Castle Museum (in Stari Trg pri Lozu) and Lipica Stud Farm (in Lipica). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Postojna Cave, examine the collection at Toplar Double Hayrack, look for gifts at Guštarna, and get your game on at Creative Ways Escape Adventure.

To find out how to plan a trip to Postojna, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Koper to Postojna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Koper in July: high temperatures in Postojna hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Vipava.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cerknica Lake, Rakov Skocjan Valley, Krizna Jama Cave, Sneznik Castle Museum, Museo Militare Di Pivka
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Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Lipica Stud Farm ©
Lipica Stud Farm

3
nights
Vipava

Vipava ©
Vipava sits in a green landscape where picturesque and unspoiled nature delivers exciting opportunities to get active in the outdoors throughout the year.
On the 3rd (Mon), fly down the slopes at Ski Centre Cerkno, pause for some photo ops at Franja Partisan Hospital, then steep yourself in history at Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Idrija . Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Škocjan Caves, then admire the natural beauty at Ferrari Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Štanjel Castle, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vipava trip planner.

Vipava is very close to Postojna. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Postojna in August since evenings lows in Vipava dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Vipava

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Idrija, Cerkno, Štanjel, Škocjan Caves
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Škocjan Caves ©
Škocjan Caves
Wine Tours & Tastings
Franja Partisan Hospital ©
Franja Partisan Hospital