8 days in Maribor, Koper & Bled Itinerary

8 days in Maribor, Koper & Bled Itinerary

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Maribor
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Koper
— 3 nights
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Bled
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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 14th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Vinag Wine Cellar, then fly down the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, and then see the interesting displays at Old Vine House. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Three Ponds, explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, and then learn about winemaking at Vinogradi Horvat - Vineyards Horvat.

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Ljubljana to Maribor is an approximately 1.5-hour shuttle ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Maribor are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Koper.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Winter Sports
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Koper

— 3 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Take a break from the city and head to Škocjan Caves and Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park. Explore hidden gems such as Lepa Vida Boutique Winery and Sečovlje Salina Nature Park. Get out of town with these interesting Koper side-trips: Postojna Cave (in Postojna) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Vipava). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Strunjan Nature Reserve, and admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace.

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Traveling by car from Maribor to Koper takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Maribor in September, with highs in Koper at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Koper

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Bled

— 3 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mala Osojnica and Pokljuka Gorge. Visiting Bled Island and Parasailing & Paragliding will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bled: Martuljek Waterfalls (in Gozd Martuljek), Zelenci Nature Reserve (in Kranjska Gora) and Planica Nordic Centre & Zipline (in Rateče). Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, hike along Vintgar Gorge, get great views at Ojstrica, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Lenart.

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You can drive from Koper to Bled in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Koper in September, with highs in Bled at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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