21 days in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

21 days in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

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21 days in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly + Drive:  29​h
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: San Jose


Pivka ©
Pivka is a small town in Slovenia in the Pivka Basin in the Karst region. You'll explore and learn at Park vojaske zgodovine Pivka and Sneznik Castle Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Militare Di Pivka and Prem Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Pivka: Poligono di Paintball Materia (in Materija) and Hunting Collection and Dormouse Museum (in Stari Trg pri Lozu). There's more to do: examine the collection at Eco-museum of the Pivka intermittent lakes and don't miss a visit to Lake Petelinje.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pivka trip maker app .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Pivka is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from San Jose to Pivka, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Jose, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Pivka, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 21°C. You'll set off for Piran on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Pivka

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Stari Trg pri Lozu, Prem Castle, Poligono di Paintball Materia
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Sneznik Castle Museum ©
Sneznik Castle Museum
Park vojaske zgodovine Pivka ©
Park vojaske zgodovine Pivka
Prem Castle ©
Prem Castle


Piran ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cerkev Marije Snezne and Church of St. Bernardine. Explore hidden gems such as Mediadom Pyrhani and Sergej Masera Maritime Museum (Pomorski muzej). Get out of town with these interesting Piran side-trips: Lipica (Lipica Stud Farm & Avgust Cernigoj Gallery) and Naravni rezervat Škocjanski zatok (in Koper).

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Piran road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Pivka to Piran takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July in Piran, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sempas.

Things to do in Piran

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Koper, Portoroz, Izola, Lipica, Nature Park Strunjan
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Mediadom Pyrhani ©
Mediadom Pyrhani
Predor Salet ©
Predor Salet


Sempas ©
Lepa Vida Boutique Winery and Vila Vipolze are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Military Museum Tabor and Razgledni stolp Gonjače. Change things up with these side-trips from Sempas: Boris Lisjak Winery (in Dutovlje), Vipava (Wine Tours & Tastings & Vipava River Spring) and Kojsko (Smartno & Gonjace Lookout Tower).

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sempas trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Piran to Sempas takes 1.5 hours. July in Sempas sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sempas

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Postojna, Nova Gorica, Solkan, Dobrovo, Kojsko
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Lepa Vida Boutique Winery ©
Lepa Vida Boutique Winery
Military Museum Tabor ©
Military Museum Tabor
Vila Vipolze ©
Vila Vipolze
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