10 days in Nova Gorica, Celje & Maribor Itinerary

10 days in Nova Gorica, Celje & Maribor Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ljubljana
Drive:  1 h 15 min
1
Nova Gorica
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Celje
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Maribor
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
End: Ljubljana

4
nights
Nova Gorica

Nova Gorica ©
A trip to Nova Gorica takes you to the land between the Alps and the sea.
Get in touch with nature at Zipline and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get out of town with these interesting Nova Gorica side-trips: Bovec (Virje Waterfall, Predil Pass, &more), Postojna Cave (in Postojna) and Kobarid (Kozjak Waterfall, Kobarid Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Lepa Vida Boutique Winery, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, and snap pictures at Solkan Bridge.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nova Gorica trip planner.

Ljubljana to Nova Gorica is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Ljubljana in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Nova Gorica. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Celje.

Things to do in Nova Gorica

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bovec, Kobarid, Wine Tours & Tastings, Postojna Cave, Šmartno
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Virje Waterfall ©
Virje Waterfall
Kayaking & Canoeing
Zipline

2
nights
Celje

Celje ©
An old city with a modern vibe, Celje features a castle and historical town center, surrounded by a green landscpe tailor-made for an exciting and active holiday.
On the 23rd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at The Virgin Mary's Assumption Church, see the interesting displays at Museum of Recent History Celje, then see the interesting displays at Celje Regional Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle, and finally stroll around Mestni park. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Jelenov Greben Homestead, then admire the landmark architecture of Celje National Hall, and then don't miss a visit to Lake Šmartno.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Celje tour planner.

Getting from Nova Gorica to Celje by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Maribor.

Things to do in Celje

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Jelenov Greben Homestead
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Celje Regional Museum ©
Celje Regional Museum
Jelenov Greben Homestead ©
Jelenov Greben Homestead
Celje Castle ©
Celje Castle

3
nights
Maribor

Maribor
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Visiting Piramida (Pyramid Hill) and Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor, learn about winemaking at Vinogradi Horvat, pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Pekrska Gorca.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Maribor tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Celje to Maribor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Maribor are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle back home.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites Parks Wineries
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Water Tower
Water Tower
Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort ©
Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort
Piramida (Pyramid Hill) ©
Piramida (Pyramid Hill)

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