Brijuni/Brioni National Park
Must day trip is Brijuni islands. Visit the spectacular flora and fauna on the Brijuni islands. There is a safari park with animals donated to the Yugoslavian president Tito. Boats trip leave frequently and it takes 15 min, from Fazana town.
The most romantic and beautiful city in the world, is located only 2 hrs away from Porec in Istria. You can reach it by boats leaving every morning form different harbours in Istria, returning in the evening. Check, ferry for tickets.
Located in south Slovenia, This cave has a fantastic web of tunnels and passages that can be explored. See the rare, human fish or olm. One can drive to the cave from Porec in 1.30hrs.
Oprtalj or Portole
Situated in Northern Istria, this village makes for a picture perfect day trip. One can reach it from Motovun town, through narrow roads.
Ucka National Park
The Ucka mountain range makes for a great escape from civilisation. Its proximity to the sea make for lush vegetation and a particular climate. One can hike and take in the amazing views of Istria. Download a map.
Višnjan Observatory is a prolific astronomical observatory located near the village of Visnjan in Istria. Here one can take a creative summer program in science.
Another monument of nature, located in central Istria worth visiting. This mystical underworld has been developing for thousand of years, far away from the light of the day and the human eye.
another day trip worth doing is visiting the charming town of Rabac. Rabac is surrounded by towering hills, with a lovely pebble beach, pleasant climate and view of Kvarner Bay.
Povorka mrtvaca/Danse Maccabre
The very small church of Marija na Skrilinah located near Beram has this maccabre dance painting by Vincent from Kastav from 1474 worth seeing live.
Only 1.30 hour drive away form Porec in Istria, Trieste is worth visiting for its rich cultural heritage of being at the crossroads of Latin, Slavic, and Germanic cultures. In the 19th century, it was the most important port of one of the Great Powers of Europe.