5 days in Ilirska Bistrica & Ptuj Itinerary

5 days in Ilirska Bistrica & Ptuj Itinerary

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Ilirska Bistrica
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Ilirska Bistrica — 1 night

Ilirska Bistrica is a town in the Inner Carniola region of southwestern Slovenia. On the 11th (Mon), stop by Guštarna, explore the fascinating underground world of Postojna Cave, and then explore the historical opulence of Predjama Castle. On the next day, browse the exhibits of Snežnik Castle, Head underground at Cross Cave, and then step into the grandiose world of Mašun Castle.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ilirska Bistrica trip planning app.

Ljubljana to Ilirska Bistrica is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In October, Ilirska Bistrica is somewhat warmer than Ljubljana - with highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ptuj.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Ptuj — 3 nights

A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ptuj: Celje Castle (in Celje) and Podčetrtek (Spas & Olimje Monastery). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Ptuj Castle, appreciate the history behind Orpheus Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. George, and enjoy breathtaking views from Ptuj City Tower.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ptuj trip planner.

Getting from Ilirska Bistrica to Ptuj by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Ilirska Bistrica in October, expect Ptuj to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
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