8 days in Maribor, Ljubljana & Piran Itinerary

8 days in Maribor, Ljubljana & Piran Itinerary

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Maribor
— 2 nights
2
Ljubljana
— 3 nights
3
Piran
— 2 nights

2
nights
Maribor

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 24th (Mon), examine the collection at Old Vine House. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Church, step into the grandiose world of Celje Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Virgin Mary's Assumption Church.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Maribor journey maker tool.

Vienna, Austria to Maribor is an approximately 3-hour car ride. August in Maribor sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the shuttle to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Maribor

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ptuj, Celje
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Old Vine House ©
Old Vine House
Celje Castle ©
Celje Castle
Ptuj Castle ©
Ptuj Castle

3
nights
Ljubljana

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ljubljana Old Town and National Museum of Contemporary History. Bled Castle and St. Martin's Parish Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Cerkev sv. Klemena na Rodinah (in Žirovnica), Bled (Straža Bled & Mala Osojnica) and Postojna (Predjama Castle & Postojna Cave). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana journey planner.

Take a shuttle from Maribor to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Piran.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bled, Postojna, Cerkev sv. Klemena na Rodinah
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Mala Osojnica ©
Mala Osojnica
Cankarjevo Nabrežje ©
Cankarjevo Nabrežje

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Piran

Piran ©
Considered one of the prettiest cities on the country's coast, Piran owes much of its development to salt.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Magical World of Shells Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Church, thenget curious at Mediadom Pyrhani, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krstilnica sv.Janeza Krstnika, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Piran Minorite Monastery. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Peter, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, and finally kick back and relax at Strunjan Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Piran online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Ljubljana to Piran in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, Piran is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Piran

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Koper, Portorož Beach, Strunjan Nature Reserve
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Magical World of Shells Museum ©
Magical World of Shells Museum
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower ©
Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower
St. George's Church
St. George's Church

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