23 days in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

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Nova Gorica
— 10 nights
Drive
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Portorož
— 12 nights
Shuttle to Pula, Fly to Paris

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Nova Gorica — 10 nights

A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Step out of the city life by going to Postojna Cave and Divača Cave. Get some historical perspective at Predjama Castle and Jewish Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Postojna (The Secret Rooms of Hotel Jama, Guštarna, &more), Snežnik Castle (in Stari Trg pri Lozu) and Cross Cave (in Grahovo). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Sveta Gora (Holy Mountain), explore the historical opulence of Štanjel Castle, don't miss a visit to Stazione Transalpina, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery Kostanjevica.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nova Gorica online route planner.

Paris, France to Nova Gorica is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Nova Gorica hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Portorož.
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Portorož — 12 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parish Church of the Virgin Mary of the Rosary and St. George's Church. Kids will appreciate attractions like Portorož Beach and Strunjan Nature Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portorož: Pivka (Pivka Park of Military History & Museo Militare Di Pivka), Grad Prem (in Prem) and Lipica (Lipizzan Museum Lipikum, Lipica Stud Farm, &more). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, stroll through Svetilnik Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and kick back and relax at Zusterna Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Portorož trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nova Gorica to Portorož takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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