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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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 Celje Forest Tree House. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Old Vine House, try to win big at Casino Mond, take in the spiritual surroundings of Maribor Cathedral, and relax and rejuvenate at Perfect Body.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Maribor tour itinerary planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Maribor is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. October in Maribor sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the shuttle to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

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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 Zipline. Take a break from the city and head to Mala Osojnica and Vršič Pass. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Soča Valley (in Bovec), Bohinjsko Jezero (Ukanc Military Cemetery, Savica Waterfall, &more) and Ajdovska Deklica (in Kranjska Gora). Spend the 26th (Tue) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Peričnik Falls, 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 indulge your thirst for a good beer at Union Experience.

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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.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks · Tours · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

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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 Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower and Magical World of Shells Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Praetorian Palace, make a trip to Tartini Square, steep yourself in history at Muda Gate, and relax in the rural setting at Fonda Fish Farm.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Koper online day trip planner.

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) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Koper

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

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