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 Cross Cave. Take a break from Nova Gorica with a short trip to Cerknica Lake in Cerknica, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, explore the historical opulence of Branik Castle, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and don't miss a visit to Šmartno.

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

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 Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Škocjan Caves and Portorož Beach. 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 Strunjan Nature Reserve, learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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 · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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