7 days in Novo Mesto & Maribor Itinerary

7 days in Novo Mesto & Maribor Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Novo Mesto
— 1 night
2
Maribor
— 3 nights
3
Maribor
— 2 nights

1
night
Novo Mesto

Novo Mesto
Novo Mesto is the city on a bend of the Krka River in the City Municipality of Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia, close to the border with Croatia. On the 12th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Breg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Novo Mesto Cathedral, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the activities along Otočec Castle Park, and finally play a few rounds at Golf Grad Otočec. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Monastery, then examine the collection at Museum of Dolenjska, then see the interesting displays at Brežice Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Božidar Jakac Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Novo Mesto trip maker.

If you are flying in from Czech Republic, the closest major aiport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Novo Mesto

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Brežice Castle, Božidar Jakac Art Museum, Spas
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Novo Mesto Cathedral
Novo Mesto Cathedral
Brežice Castle ©
Brežice Castle
Božidar Jakac Art Museum ©
Božidar Jakac Art Museum

3
nights
Maribor

Cycling may be one of the best ways to tour Maribor, a great base for exploring the surrounding area and conquering Pohorje Mountains.
On the 14th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then identify plant and animal life at Jelenov Greben Homestead, and then explore the historical opulence of Celje Castle. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, appreciate the history behind National Liberation Monument, then learn about winemaking at Vinag Wine Cellar, then take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site, and finally learn about winemaking at Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Maribor travel route planner.

Drive from Novo Mesto to Maribor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Maribor can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Maribor.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks · Wineries · Spas

Side Trips

Podčetrtek, Celje Castle
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Spas
Celje Castle ©
Celje Castle
Old Vine House ©
Old Vine House

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Maribor

Maribor ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): let little ones run wild at Maribor City Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maribor Cathedral, and then appreciate the history behind Anton Martin Slomsek Monument. Keep things going the next day: walk around Three Ponds, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church, then explore the ancient world of Water Tower, then make a trip to Sinagoga Maribor, and finally learn about winemaking at Vino Gaube.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Maribor travel route planner.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Maribor

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Terme Ptuj, Wine Tours & Tastings, Vino Gaube
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Maribor Cathedral ©
Maribor Cathedral
Terme Ptuj ©
Terme Ptuj
Wine Tours & Tastings

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