10 days in Novo Mesto, Izola & Maribor Itinerary

10 days in Novo Mesto, Izola & Maribor Itinerary

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Novo Mesto
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Izola
— 3 nights
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Maribor
— 5 nights
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Novo Mesto — 1 night

Novo Mesto is the city on a bend of the Krka River in the City Municipality of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Planetarium in Sfericni Kino Astroport 360, then test the waters at Terme Čatež, and then step into the grandiose world of Brežice Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Novo Mesto Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of Breg.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Novo Mesto online journey planner.

Ljubljana to Novo Mesto is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In December in Novo Mesto, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Izola.
Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Childrens Museums
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Izola — 3 nights

Located on the Adriatic coast, the old fishing town of Izola draws travelers with the enticing atmosphere of its Mediterranean streets.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Izola: Postojna (Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Tartini Square, learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Izola online road trip planner.

You can drive from Novo Mesto to Izola in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Novo Mesto in December, things will get a bit warmer in Izola: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Maribor.
Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Maribor — 5 nights

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Explore Maribor's surroundings by going to Celje (Celje Regional Museum & Celje Castle), Podčetrtek (Olimje Monastery, Spas, &more) and Ptuj Castle (in Ptuj). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Old Vine House, indulge your senses at Big Guy's Wine Tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site, and hit the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Maribor trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Izola to Maribor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, Maribor is a bit cooler than Izola - with highs of 7°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle back home.
Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks
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