Picturesque old town Piran - Slovenia.

Family road trip with your vehicle: between Italy, Slovenia and Croatia

A real road trip at a relaxed pace and adapted to your family. You leave from home with your vehicle and let yourself be guided through Italy to reach Slovenia and Croatia, two very different destinations full of surprises.
Explore the wide open spaces of the Julian Alps and glide over the emerald waters of the Soca River before hiking around the Plitvice Lakes. Then take a seat in the middle of Losinj islands for a relaxing sea holiday. Finally, discover the very authentic region of Croatian and Slovenian istria. A trip full of colors and emotions.
– Tracing the Roman history of Verona
– Marvel at the breathtaking scenery of the Triglav Massif and the lakes of Bled and Bohinj
– Playing adventurers on the emerald river Soca
– Discover two capitals, Ljubljana, the greenest in Europe, and Zagreb and its Austro-Hungarian architecture.
– Walking by the lakes and along the waterfalls of Plitvice National Park
– Rest in the Losinj archipelago, a true haven of peace in the pine forest.
– Discover Istria and its false Tuscany tunes
– Explore the famous caves of the Karst region
– Admire Lake Como

Length of stay: 21 days

Kind: Multi-country

Fix: For all public

Countries visited: Italy, Slovenia,Croatia

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Day 1 :

On the way to Italy. Departure from your home with your own vehicle and arrival at the end of the day in the beautiful city of Verona, Italy. Take advantage of the evening to freely discover the city of Romeo and Juliet. Overnight in a 4-star hotel in the surroundings of Verona. Standard room.

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Day 2 : Verona

On the way to Slovenia. Crossing the border and arriving in Tolmin, famous for its paragliding sites and its surrounding nature. Visit of the gorge (1 hour walk) and Most na Soci, which offers a splendid panorama of the lake. Continuation to Kobarid then arrival in Bovec. Walk of 15 min to admire the Boka waterfall before continuing towards the Kluze fortress which overhangs a 70 m ravine. Arrival in Bovec in the middle of the mountains. Overnight in a 3-star Hotel at the edge of the Triglav National Park. Standard room.

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Day 3 : Bovec

Exploring the surroundings of Bovec. Take advantage of this incredible natural setting to walk at your own pace. Suggestions:

– Walk to Kozjak waterfall (30 min)
– Hike from Kobarid to Tolmin (include return transfer)
– Visit of the Kobarid museum dedicated to the battles of the Isonzo River
– Excursions and original activities with our local guide: gastronomy, aromatherapy, medicinal herbs, etc.
– Rafting on the Soca river or other outdoor activities such as canyoning or snorkelling on the river. Depending on your wishes, choose one or more activities of your choice between rafting, hiking or other sport activities.

[For our activity suggestions, click here .](https://terra2.toogo.in/public/yourtrip/ACT2019BovecWEB?auth=b6d702c5931c) Overnight in a 3-star Hotel at the edge of the Triglav National Park. Standard room.

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Day 4 : Bovec

Choice of hikes from Bovec. We advise you the Soca trail, a hike along the Soca river. This trail offers magnificent views of the emerald river and offers a walk of up to 25 km. According to your wishes, choose the distance that suits you and for the most courageous go back up to the source of this mystical river. There are many swimming stops along the river, which forms very pleasant pools. Overnight in a 3-star Hotel at the edge of the Triglav National Park. Standard room.

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Day 5 : Bovec

Hiking tour in the Triglav National Park. Day to discover the region, with the Julian Alps in the background, the Soca River below and the Triglav National Park all around. Ascent of the Vrsic Pass, then on to Kranjska Gora and on to the Vintgar Gorge (1,600 m of footbridges spanning the Radovna over rapids and pools). Arrival in Bled where you will be surprised by this landscape straight out of a fairy tale. We continue to Bohinj and its lake, an ideal stopover for any traveller, passing through the Pokljuka plateau, known worldwide for its biathlon site. Overnight in an aparthotel near Lake Bohinj. Studio for four people with bunk bed.

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Day 6 : Bohinj

Free day, without a guide, to enjoy the surroundings of Lake Bohinj according to your wishes. It is a paradisiacal place for any nature-loving traveller.

We propose you different possibilities from Bohinj:

– To visit Bled and its lake a few kilometres away.
– To go for a full-day panoramic tour of the Triglav National Park, going through Tolmin, Bovec, Kranjska Gora and the Vintgar Gorge.
– To rent some bikes for a tour in the surrounding areas of the lake, some paddles or a canoe to navigate on its colourful waters.
– To take the cable car up to Vogel to enjoy the panoramic view and hike on the Triglav mountain paths.

-> Option: do you wish for some outdoor activity or a helicopter tour? This place is perfect for it and we would be glad to help you organise it! Overnight in an aparthotel near Lake Bohinj. Studio for four people with bunk bed.

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Day 7 : Bohinj

Full-day hiking tour in the surroundings of Bohinj. Hike of 1h30 to discover the Savica waterfall. Then take the cable car up to the Vogel station to admire the spectacular panorama, surrounded by the Triglav mountains and charming villages that have preserved their traditional trades, especially in agriculture. Descend to the lake to refresh yourself. Overnight in an aparthotel near Lake Bohinj. Studio for four people with bunk bed. Cable car tickets price included.

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Day 8 : Bohinj

From the lakes to the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana. Passing through the remarkable medieval town of Skofja Loka, whose historic centre has been listed since 1987. Stroll through the city centre towards Mestni Square, and take the opportunity to visit the imposing castle and its museum overlooking the city. Arrive in Ljubljana and check in at the hotel. Overnight in a modern and comfortable 3-star apartment, near the city centre of Ljubljana. Standard one-bedroom apartment with sofa-bed.

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Day 9 : Ljubljana

City tour, without a guide, to discover the Slovenian capital at your own pace and on foot for 2 hours. A walk through the pedestrian city centre and along the Ljubljanica to visit this beautiful city’s most famous spots.

-> Is there something else you want to see? This city tour is tailor-made, we can adapt it:

* to your desires of discovery by opting for such and such a museum;

* to your wish of activity: on foot, by bike, by segway, gastronomic, medieval, wine tasting, treasure hunt, etc… Ljubljana has many facets and our city tours are very varied.

[To discover Ljubljana in video, click here. ](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V41D7lsEruI) Overnight in a modern and comfortable 3-star apartment, near the city centre of Ljubljana. Standard one-bedroom apartment with sofa-bed.

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Day 10 : Ljubljana

On the way to the Plitvice Lakes, water paradise. Road from Ljubljana to Zagreb. The 2 capitals are very different despite their very close geographical distance. Zagreb can be visited, tasted and experienced at any time of the year and at any time of the day. You can walk or take the tram to discover its parks, its medieval side, its small shops, its lively cafés and all its monuments and museums. There are several stops along the way:

– Karlovac Aquarium
– War Museum in Turanj
– Rastoke, the watermill village, located at the confluence of the rivers Slunjčica and Korana, where a multitude of waterfalls, lakes and bodies of water reveal the natural beauty of this place.
– Kuterevo to visit a small refuge for convalescent bears run by an association of volunteers fighting for the preservation of the species.

Check-in at your hotel near the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Overnight in a charming small hotel in the middle of nature. Comfort room.

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Day 11 : Plitvice Lakes NP

Exceptional day’s walk in the heart of the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Road to reach the park’s surroundings. You have several choices of visit and we recommend a full exploration. Departure by panoramic train to reach the upper end of the park. The visit begins with a ride along the Upper Lakes, the wildest part of the park, where the lakes merge, the platforms on which you walk pass over bodies of water and waterfalls. The water flows from all sides, it’s magical. Electric boat crossing on Lake Kozjak. Let’s go for a walk on the lower part of the park, through the gorges of the Lower Lakes, which will take you to the Great Waterfall. Continue to the top of the gorge with a panoramic view. Return on foot or by train. This circular program allows you to enjoy the beauty of the lake area of the park as a whole.

-> 8.9 kilometres walk on wooden footbridge. Little elevation gain. About 5 to 6-hour walk. Overnight in a charming small hotel in the middle of nature. Comfort room. Entry ticket to the park included.

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Day 12 : Plitvice Lakes NP

On the way to paradise: the island of Losinj. Drive along the Adriatic coast before crossing the islands of Cres and Krk. Take a short break in the walled town of Krk and arrive at the port of Valbisca to take the ferry. Drive south to the island of Losinj, its lush vegetation with 1100 species of plants, pine forests and crystal clear creeks. Ferry from Valbiska to Merag, on the island of Cres. Crossing of about 25 min. Overnight in a 3-star Glamping. Safari Tent (shared toilets and bathroom).

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Day 13 : Losinj island

Lazing around & relaxing on the Adriatic coast. Free day to enjoy the hotel facilities and the beautiful beaches nearby.

Suggested activities (please contact us):

– aquapark Cikat
– boat trips in the archipelago in groups or privately
– bike, kayak, boat, scooter or car rental
– water activities (diving, sailing, paddle yoga, windsurfing)
– walking tour
– thematic excursion (dolphin preservation centre, aromatherapy) Overnight in a 3-star Glamping. Safari Tent (shared toilets and bathroom).

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Day 14 : Losinj island

Lazing around & relaxing on the Adriatic coast. Free day at leisure to enjoy the hotel’s facilities and the beautiful beaches nearby.

Suggested activities (please contact us):

– sailing in the archipelago in groups or privately.
– bike, kayak, boat, scooter or car rental
– water activities (diving, sailing, paddle yoga, windsurfing)
– exploration by jeep, on foot or by bike with a guide
– thematic excursion (dolphin preservation centre, aromatherapy) Overnight in a 3-star Glamping. Safari Tent (shared toilets and bathroom).

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Day 15 : Losinj island

Lazing around & relaxing on the Adriatic coast. Free day to enjoy the hotel facilities and the beautiful beaches nearby.

Suggested activities (please contact us):

– aquapark Cikat
– boat trips in the archipelago in groups or privately
– bike, kayak, boat, scooter or car rental
– water activities (diving, sailing, paddle yoga, windsurfing)
– walking tour
– thematic excursion (dolphin preservation centre, aromatherapy) Overnight in a 3-star Glamping. Safari Tent (shared toilets and bathroom).

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Day 16 : Losinj island

Lazing around & relaxing on the Adriatic coast. Free day at leisure to enjoy the hotel’s facilities and the beautiful beaches nearby.

Suggested activities (please contact us):

– sailing in the archipelago in groups or privately.
– bike, kayak, boat, scooter or car rental
– water activities (diving, sailing, paddle yoga, windsurfing)
– exploration by jeep, on foot or by bike with a guide
– thematic excursion (dolphin preservation centre, aromatherapy) Overnight in a 3-star Glamping. Safari Tent (shared toilets and bathroom).

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Day 17 : Losinj island

Road to Slovenia and the Karst region, via Opatija. You drive along the Adriatic coast this morning and the Kvarner golf course before reaching Opatija, a prestigious seaside resort. You will then drive through Slovenia with your vehicle. Arrival at your destination. A little jewel of the Adriatic, you will appreciate the authenticity of Piran, its dynamic character and its heterogeneous population. Visit the important squares of the city, meeting places of the inhabitants, winding alleys, Venetian houses and the Minorite monastery. A great panoramic view opens up at the top of the hill, where the church of St. George dominates the city. From this point you can see Slovenia, Croatia and Italy at the same time. Piran is definitely our favourite place in Slovenia! Check-in at the hotel. Overnight in a 3-star guesthouse in the medieval fisherman town of Izola. Standard room. Overnight in a 3-star guesthouse in the medieval fisherman town of Izola. One-bedroom apartment.

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Day 18 : Piran

Free day in Piran. Enjoy the city, the beaches, a walk to Fiesa and your hotel. Overnight in a 3-star guesthouse in the medieval fisherman town of Izola. Standard room. Overnight in a 3-star guesthouse in the medieval fisherman town of Izola. One-bedroom apartment.

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Day 19 : Piran

Direction the Karst region in exploration mode. Drive north to reach the Karst region and cross its beautiful hills and forests sheltering brown bears. Stop at Postojna. Stop on the road for a tour of the Postojna Cave. Until 1818, visitors could only see 300 metres of the Cave. Today, you can admire more than 5 kilometres of spectacular tunnels, passages and halls. One always wonders about the interest of visiting a cave on vacation, isn’t it? Don’t think about it, this cave is full of surprises, even if the place is quite touristy. After picking up the audio guide, the cave train will take you to discover an unimaginable underground world. Audio guides available in French. The unusual Predjama Castle: 9 km from the Postojna Cave, the castle, hanging high on a cliff, reigns over the surroundings. The most famous inhabitant of the castle was undoubtedly the knight Erasmus of Predjama, who rebelled against the emperor’s obstinacy in the 15th century. Erasmus of Predjama is the subject of many legends, some magnify him by describing him as a passionate, handsome and noble knight, while others make him a brigand, a robber knight who found death in an unusual way (we let you discover the rest on the spot). Today you can retrace the history of the castle and its former owners. The visit is very interesting, and above all it offers the possibility to enter a bewitching place. Overnight in a 3-star guesthouse in the medieval fisherman town of Izola. Standard room. Overnight in a 3-star guesthouse in the medieval fisherman town of Izola. One-bedroom apartment.

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Day 20 : Piran

Heading to Lake Como . Departure from Piran to reach the north west of Italy. On the road there is the possibility of stops:

– in Trieste
– in Venice
– in Milan

Settling in the surroundings of Como. Overnight in a 3-star hotel in the surroundings Lake Como. Standard room.

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Day 21 : Come

End of the journey, heading home. Travel back to your house today.

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