25 days in Maribor & Ljubljana & Central Slovenia Itinerary

25 days in Maribor & Ljubljana & Central Slovenia Itinerary

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Maribor
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Ljubljana
— 19 nights
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Kočevje
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Maribor side-trips: Spas (in Podčetrtek), Ptuj Castle (in Ptuj) and Green Gold Beer Fountain (in Žalec). There's much more to do: stroll around Three Ponds, step into the grandiose world of Celje Castle, examine the collection at Old Vine House, and don't miss a visit to Main Square.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Maribor planning website.

Waldbronn, Germany to Maribor is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Ljubljana.
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Parks · Museums · Spas · Historic Sites
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Ljubljana — 19 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 (Triglav National Park, Wine Tasting Bled, &more), Postojna (Predjama Castle, Postojna Cave, &more) and Church of St. Kancijan (in Žirovnica). Spend the 11th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, take in the views from Triple Bridge, and trek along Vintgar Gorge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip planner.

Getting from Maribor to Ljubljana by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kočevje.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Kočevje — 2 nights

Together with the Krokar primeval forest, which is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Kočevje Region makes for a truly mystical forest landscape.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): examine the collection at Public Institute Ribnica Handicraft Centre, explore the fascinating underground world of Cross Cave, then get engrossed in the history at Snežnik Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Muzej Ribnica. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Krokar Primeval Forest.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kočevje travel route builder.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Kočevje in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, Kočevje is a bit warmer than Ljubljana - with highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.
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