5 days in Ljubljana & Central Slovenia, Lipica & Portorož-Piran & Slovenian Istria Itinerary

5 days in Ljubljana & Central Slovenia, Lipica & Portorož-Piran & Slovenian Istria Itinerary

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lipica
Drive
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Koper
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Portorož
— 1 night
Drive

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Ljubljana

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, then don't miss a visit to Ljubljana Castle, and finally ponder the world of politics at Town Hall. On your second day here, walk around Tivoli Park, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Bled Island, then take in the views from Dragon Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana route builder tool.

Milan, Italy to Ljubljana is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Milan in December, with highs in Ljubljana at 5°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lipica.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

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Lipica

Known for its Lipizzaner horses, Lipica is nevertheless more than just a horse lover's heaven.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): try to win big at Grand Casino Lipica and then tour the stables at Lipica Stud Farm.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lipica online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ljubljana to Lipica by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in December, expect Lipica to be a bit warmer, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Koper.

Things to do in Lipica

Tours · Outdoors · Casinos · Fun & Games
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Koper

— 1 night
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Brolo square.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Koper road trip planning website.

Drive from Lipica to Koper in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Koper are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Portorož.

Things to do in Koper

Museums

Side Trip

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Portorož

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Portorož sightseeing planning tool.

Portorož is just a stone's throw from Koper. In December, daytime highs in Portorož are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portorož

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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