5 days in Ljubljana & Central Slovenia, Izola & Maribor-Pohorje Itinerary

5 days in Ljubljana & Central Slovenia, Izola & Maribor-Pohorje Itinerary

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Ljubljana
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Izola
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Maribor
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Ljubljana

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Step off the beaten path and head to Franciscan Church of the Annunciation and Union Experience. The adventure continues: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ljubljana trip planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Ljubljana is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Izola.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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Izola

— 1 night
Located on the Adriatic coast, the old fishing town of Izola draws travelers with the enticing atmosphere of its Mediterranean streets.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): kick back and relax at Svetilnik Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, and finally learn more about the world around you at Magical World of Shells Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Izola trip builder tool.

Drive from Ljubljana to Izola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in October, expect Izola to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Izola

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Maribor

— 1 night
Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Old Vine House and then take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Maribor route planner.

You can drive from Izola to Maribor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Izola in November: high temperatures in Maribor hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maribor

Museums · Parks · Nature
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