20 days in Ljubljana, Maribor & Portorož-Piran & Slovenian Istria Itinerary

20 days in Ljubljana, Maribor & Portorož-Piran & Slovenian Istria Itinerary

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Ljubljana
— 5 nights
Shuttle
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Maribor
— 6 nights
Drive
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Koper
— 8 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Zurich

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Bled (St. Martin's Parish Church, Bled Castle, &more), Prešeren Grove (in Kranj) and St. Peter's Church (in Radovljica). Spend the 12th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, don't miss a visit to Gornji Trg, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip planning tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Ljubljana is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a shuttle to Maribor.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Maribor

— 6 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Maribor: Celje (Celje Regional Museum & The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan), Ptuj (Ptuj City Tower, Prešernova Street, &more) and Lovrenc Lakes (in Zreče). There's much more to do: indulge your senses at Big Guy's Wine Tour, do a tasting at Ramšak Winery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lent, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Perfect Body.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Maribor online trip builder.

Traveling by shuttle from Ljubljana to Maribor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Maribor sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Koper.

Things to do in Maribor

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Koper

— 8 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vipava River Spring (in Vipava), Vino Zorz (in Slap) and Predjama Castle (in Postojna). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Škocjan Caves, make a trip to Tartini Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Škocjanski Zatok Nature Reserve, and get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Koper trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Koper takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Koper are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Koper

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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