14 days in Maribor, Ljubljana & Koper Itinerary

14 days in Maribor, Ljubljana & Koper Itinerary

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Maribor
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Ljubljana
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Koper
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Maribor — 3 nights

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Visiting Pyramid Archaeological Site and Rogla Sports and Ski Centre will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Celje Castle and Casino Mond. Change things up with a short trip to Celje Forest Tree House in Celje (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Old Vine House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maribor Cathedral, and relax and rejuvenate at Perfect Body.

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Budapest, Hungary to Maribor is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana — 6 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tolmin Gorge and Beer Tastings & Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Peričnik Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Soča Valley (in Bovec), Kranjska Gora (Ajdovska Deklica & Vršič Pass) and Bohinjsko Jezero (Ukanc Military Cemetery, Savica Waterfall, &more). There's much more to do: get great views at Mala Osojnica, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River.

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Traveling by shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Koper.
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Koper — 4 nights

A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Get outdoors at Škocjan Caves and Portorož Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fonda Fish Farm and Magical World of Shells Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazza Tito, and indulge in some personalized pampering at LifeClass Terme & Wellness.

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You can drive from Ljubljana to Koper in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, Koper is a bit warmer than Ljubljana - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive back home.
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