3 days in Dolenjska & Kanal Itinerary

3 days in Dolenjska & Kanal Itinerary

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Novo Mesto — 1 night

Novo Mesto is the city on a bend of the Krka River in the City Municipality of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): tee off at Golf Grad Otočec, stroll around Otočec Castle Park, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally see the interesting displays at Pleterje Open-Air Museum. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Novo Mesto Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Breg, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Dolenjska, and finally take in the views from Kandija Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Novo Mesto holiday builder site.

Ljubljana to Novo Mesto is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. September in Novo Mesto sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kanal.
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Kanal — 1 night

Kanal, frequently referred to as Kanal ob Soči, is a settlement mostly on the left bank of the Soča River in the Slovene Littoral, the traditional region in southwestern Slovenia. On the 27th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Outdoor Museum Kolovrat (muzej na prostem), head outdoors with Ladja Lucija, and then snap pictures at Kanal Bridge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kanal trip maker tool.

You can drive from Novo Mesto to Kanal in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Novo Mesto in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Kanal. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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