8 days in Bovec & Portorož-Piran & Slovenian Istria Itinerary

8 days in Bovec & Portorož-Piran & Slovenian Istria Itinerary

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Bovec
— 3 nights
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Piran
— 4 nights
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Bovec — 3 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tolmin Gorge (in Tolmin) and Kranjska Gora (The Russian Chapel, Lake Jasna, &more). There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, examine the collection at Kobarid Museum, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and make a trip to Italian Charnel House.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bovec trip maker tool.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Bovec is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, train, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. In August, Bovec is slightly colder than Bratislava - with highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Piran.
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Piran — 4 nights

Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Piran: Vipava River Spring (in Vipava) and Predjama Castle (in Postojna). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Tartini Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach, and have fun and explore at Magical World of Shells Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Piran road trip planning website.

You can drive from Bovec to Piran in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In August, Piran is somewhat warmer than Bovec - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.
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