15 days in Maribor, Ljubljana & Koper Itinerary

15 days in Maribor, Ljubljana & Koper Itinerary

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Maribor
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Ljubljana
— 5 nights
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Koper
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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.
Visit Celje Castle and Church of St. George for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Maribor City Park and Pyramid Archaeological Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Celje Water Tower (in Celje), Podčetrtek (Jelenov Greben Homestead, Spas, &more) and Ptuj Castle (in Ptuj). And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at Big Guy's Wine Tour, examine the collection at Old Vine House, hit the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, and do a tasting at Vinag Wine Cellar.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Maribor driving holiday planner.

Graz, Austria to Maribor is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Maribor

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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Ljubljana

— 5 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Diving Bled. Get some historical perspective at Ljubljana Castle and Bled Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ljubljana: Bled (Bled Island & Galerija Mikame), Museum of Hostages (in Begunje na Gorenjskem) and Trzic Museum (in Tržič). There's still lots to do: stop by Ljubljana Old Town, identify plant and animal life at Vršič Pass, examine the collection at Slovenian Alpine Museum, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Contemporary History.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana holiday planning website.

You can take a shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Koper.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Magical World of Shells Museum and Izolana - House of the Sea. Step out of the city life by going to Škocjan Caves and Portorož Beach. Step out of Koper with an excursion to Predjama Castle in Postojna--about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, gain insight at St. Anne's Friary, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Koper trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Ljubljana to Koper by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in September, things will get a bit warmer in Koper: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Koper

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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