7 days in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

7 days in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Portorož
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Portorož
— 3 nights
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Nova Gorica
— 3 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Durham

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Portorož — 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Magical World of Shells Museum and Izolana - House of the Sea. Shop till you drop at Nika's Tiny House and Loza Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portorož: Škocjan Caves (in Škocjan) and Military Museum Tabor (in Lokev). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Portorož online road trip planner.

Durham, USA to Portorož is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Durham to Portorož. Traveling from Durham in September, expect Portorož to be slightly colder, temps between 76°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nova Gorica.
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Nova Gorica — 3 nights

A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle, then take in the exciting artwork at Tourist Information Centre - Galerija, and then stop by Guštarna. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nova Gorica trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Portorož to Nova Gorica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Nova Gorica are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
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