13 days in Slovenia, Trieste & Muggia Itinerary

13 days in Slovenia, Trieste & Muggia Itinerary

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Koper, Slovenia
— 7 nights
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Trieste, Italy
— 1 night
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Muggia, Italy
— 1 night
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Piran, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Izola, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Portorož, Slovenia
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Koper, Slovenia

— 7 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Get some cultural insight at Loza Gallery and Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity. Get some historical perspective at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower and Socerb Castle. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Planet Koper, admire the local landmark of Da Ponte Fountain, admire the striking features of Piazza Tito, and stroll through Koper City Beach.

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

Belgrade, Serbia to Koper is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Belgrade in January: high temperatures in Koper hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Trieste.

Things to do in Koper

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Trieste, Italy

— 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba, take a stroll through Citta Vecchia (Old City), enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Barcola, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico, and finally make a trip to Molo Audace.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Trieste trip itinerary builder tool.

Trieste is just a stone's throw from Koper. In January, daily temperatures in Trieste can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Muggia.

Things to do in Trieste

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

Muggia, Italy

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Parco archeologico Muggia vecchia, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Maria Assunta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo dei SS. Giovanni e Paolo, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Muggia, and finally contemplate the long history of Muggia.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Muggia travel route planner.

Muggia is just a stone's throw from Trieste. In January, daytime highs in Muggia are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Piran.

Things to do in Muggia

Historic Sites

Piran, Slovenia

— 1 night
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
On the 27th (Mon), get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, view the masterpieces at Nika's Tiny House, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Francis of Assisi, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally make a trip to Tartini Square.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Piran trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Muggia to Piran takes an hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Piran when traveling from Muggia in January, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a shuttle to Izola.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Izola, Slovenia

— 1 night
Located on the Adriatic coast, the old fishing town of Izola draws travelers with the enticing atmosphere of its Mediterranean streets.
On the 28th (Tue), get outside with Šalet Tunnel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Svetilnik Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Maurus.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Izola trip planning site.

Izola is just a short distance from Piran. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Portorož.

Things to do in Izola

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Portorož, Slovenia

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Strunjan Cliff, take an in-depth tour of Tonina House, enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve, then kick back and relax at Portorož Beach, and finally make a trip to Parish Church of the Virgin Mary of the Rosary.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Portorož visit planner.

Portorož is very close to Izola. In January, daytime highs in Portorož are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portorož

Parks · Beaches · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Slovenia travel guide

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Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.