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 Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Nova Gorica
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Nova Gorica
— 3 nights
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Portorož
— 4 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Dublin

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Nova Gorica

— 3 nights
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Get some historical perspective at Predjama Castle and Štanjel Castle. Get in touch with nature at Postojna Cave and Vipava River Spring. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nova Gorica: Cerknica Lake (in Cerknica) and Cross Cave (in Grahovo). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, explore the historical opulence of Branik Castle, don't miss a visit to Šmartno, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nova Gorica trip itinerary planning site.

Dublin, Ireland to Nova Gorica is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in September; daily highs in Nova Gorica reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Portorož.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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Portorož

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as St. George's Church and Church of St. Francis of Assisi are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Škocjan Caves and Lipica Stud Farm. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Portorož Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, stroll around Strunjan Nature Reserve, and don't miss a visit to Tartini Square.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Portorož road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Nova Gorica to Portorož takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portorož

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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