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 Maribor Cathedral. 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, indulge in some personalized pampering at Perfect Body, and try your luck at Casino Mond.

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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 Zipline and Beer Tastings & Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Tolmin Gorge and Ljubljanica River. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Kranjska Gora (Ajdovska Deklica & Vršič Pass), Soča Valley (in Bovec) 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 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.
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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 Tartini Square. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, admire the striking features of Praetorian Palace, make a trip to Piazza Tito, and admire the local landmark of Da Ponte Fountain.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Koper trip itinerary website.

Getting from Ljubljana to Koper by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in October: high temperatures in Koper hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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