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

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

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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.
Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Postojna Cave (in Postojna), Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Bled (Bled Castle, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, snap pictures at Dragon Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, and ponder the world of politics at Town Hall.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana day trip planner.

Mallnitz, Austria to Ljubljana is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In July, daytime highs in Ljubljana are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Koper.
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Koper — 2 nights

A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, then don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, then get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Škocjan Caves, kick back and relax at Strunjan Nature Reserve, and then walk around Park Pietro Coppo.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Koper sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Koper in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ljubljana in July since evenings lows in Koper dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Maribor.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site, then stroll through Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, and then get to know the fascinating history of Lent.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Maribor trip maker tool.

You can drive from Koper to Maribor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Maribor, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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