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 Branik 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), Cross Cave (in Grahovo) and Štanjel Castle (in Štanjel). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and don't miss a visit to Šmartno.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nova Gorica holiday planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Nova Gorica is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Nova Gorica is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Nova Gorica: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Portorož.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Parks · Nature · 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 Strunjan Nature Reserve. Go for a jaunt from Portorož to Lipica to see Lipica Stud Farm about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Portorož Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, and stroll around Sečovlje Salina Nature Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Portorož travel route planner.

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. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portorož

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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