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, take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site, 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 · Parks · Museums

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 Predjama Castle (in Postojna), Vipava River Spring (in Vipava) and Vino Zorz (in Slap). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Škocjan Caves, don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, learn about winemaking at Rojac Istra Slovenija Winery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Škocjanski Zatok Nature Reserve.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Koper trip maker tool.

Drive from Maribor to Koper in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Koper sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. 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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