14 days in Ankaran, Koper & Izola Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Ankaran
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Ankaran
— 4 nights
Drive
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Koper
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Izola
— 5 nights
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Ankaran — 4 nights

Ankaran is a town in the Municipality of Ankaran, located near the border with Italy, in the Littoral region of Slovenia. Get in touch with nature at Postojna Cave and Škocjan Caves. Family-friendly places like Debeli Rtič Landscape Park and Natural Bathing Place Lajšt will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ankaran: Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park (in Rakek) and Museo Militare Di Pivka (in Pivka). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Military Museum Tabor, explore the activities along The Bay of St. Bartholomew, admire the natural beauty at Sežana Botanical Garden, and pause for some photo ops at World War II Monuments.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ankaran day trip planning site.

Nuremberg, Germany to Ankaran is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nuremberg in August; daily highs in Ankaran reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Koper.
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Koper — 4 nights

A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza Tito and Cerknica Lake. Kids will appreciate attractions like Koper Regional Museum and Koper City Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Koper side-trips: Postojna (Guštarna & Planina Cave). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Veneziana, make a trip to Taverna Koper, enjoy the sand and surf at Zusterna Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Koper trip planner.

Koper is just a short distance from Ankaran. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Izola.
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Izola — 5 nights

Located on the Adriatic coast, the old fishing town of Izola draws travelers with the enticing atmosphere of its Mediterranean streets.
Escape the urban bustle at Portorož Beach and Strunjan Nature Reserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Church of St. Maurus. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Šalet Tunnel, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium Piran, view the masterpieces at Nika's Tiny House, and don't miss a visit to Tartini Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Izola trip planner.

Izola is just a stone's throw from Koper. In August in Izola, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.
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