Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia

Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia

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The Mediterranean & the Karst in Slovenia merge the wonders of the Karst and the taste of traditional sea salt. Coastal towns show their beauty in the sun, green Istrian rural areas are home to original cuisine with olive oil and wild plants, Brda and the the Vipava Valley are home to world famous wines, while the Karst uncovers the secrets of caves which are among the most visited in Europe. This area is also home to famous white Lipizzaner horses.

Route & dates

Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia

Start: Portoroz
1
Portoroz
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nova Gorica
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Postojna
— 1 night
End: Postojna

2
nights
Portoroz

Portoroz ©
Portorož is a Slovenian Adriatic seaside resort and spa town located in the Municipality of Piran in southwestern Slovenia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Thalasso Spa Lepa Vida as well as Fonda Fish Farm. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg), observe the fascinating underwater world at Piran Aquarium, walk around Sečovlje Saltworks, and admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Portoroz vacation planner .

If you are flying in from Serbia, the closest major airport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Nova Gorica.

Things to do in Portoroz

Parks Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Piran, Koper, Thalasso Spa Lepa Vida
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Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg) ©
Tartini Square (Tartinijev trg)
Sečovlje Saltworks ©
Sečovlje Saltworks
Fonda Fish Farm ©
Fonda Fish Farm

2
nights
Nova Gorica

Nova Gorica is a town and a municipality in western Slovenia, on the border with Italy. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Branik Castle as well as Ferrari Garden. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Ferrari Garden, step into the grandiose world of Štanjel Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Branik Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then learn about winemaking at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nova Gorica trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Portoroz to Nova Gorica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Nova Gorica, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Postojna.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Tours Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Stanjel, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Lepa Vida Boutique Winery ©
Lepa Vida Boutique Winery
Branik Castle ©
Branik Castle

1
night
Postojna

Postojna ©
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
You've now added Skocjan Caves to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): Head underground at Postojna Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Skocjan Caves.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Postojna tour planner .

Getting from Nova Gorica to Postojna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nova Gorica in July, expect Postojna to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Skocjan Caves
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Postojna Cave ©
Postojna Cave
Skocjan Caves ©
Skocjan Caves