8 days in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

8 days in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia trip planner

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Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Portorož
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Portorož
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nova Gorica
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grahovo
— 1 night
Drive

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Portorož

— 2 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.
Portorož is known for beaches, casinos, and baths. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Tartini Square, see the interesting displays at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Fish Spa Piran.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Portorož trip itinerary builder tool.

Rome, Italy to Portorož is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Rome in December, you will find days in Portorož are little chillier (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Portorož

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Spas

Side Trips

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Nova Gorica

— 4 nights
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Get out of town with these interesting Nova Gorica side-trips: Postojna (Predjama Castle, Guštarna, &more). There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Reservoir Dogs brewery, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, make a trip to Šmartno, and try to win big at Perla Casino.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nova Gorica holiday planner.

Getting from Portorož to Nova Gorica by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Nova Gorica are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grahovo.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

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Grahovo

— 1 night
Grahovo offers access to the shores of a scenic lake, known as one of Europes biggest intermittent bodies of water.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Cerknica Lake and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cross Cave.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grahovo route maker website.

Traveling by car from Nova Gorica to Grahovo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nova Gorica in January: high temperatures in Grahovo hover around 4°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grahovo

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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