23 days in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

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Nova Gorica
— 10 nights
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Portorož
— 12 nights
Shuttle to Pula, Fly to Paris

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Nova Gorica — 10 nights

A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Step out of the city life by going to Postojna Cave and Cross Cave. Get some historical perspective at Predjama Castle and Sveta Gora (Holy Mountain). Venture out of the city with trips to Postojna (The Secret Rooms of Hotel Jama, Guštarna, &more), Snežnik Castle (in Stari Trg pri Lozu) and Cerknica (Slivnica, Notranjski Regional Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Rihemberk Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jewish Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Vipolže Villa, and take in the views from Solkan Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nova Gorica vacation builder tool.

Paris, France to Nova Gorica is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Nova Gorica hover around 35°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Portorož.
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Portorož — 12 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parish Church of the Virgin Mary of the Rosary and Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower. Kids will appreciate attractions like Portorož Beach and Strunjan Nature Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portorož: Grad Prem (in Prem), Pivka (Pivka Park of Military History & Museo Militare Di Pivka) and Lipica (Lipizzan Museum Lipikum, Lipica Stud Farm, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zusterna Beach, and walk around Forma Viva.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Portorož holiday maker app.

You can drive from Nova Gorica to Portorož in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Portorož, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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