8 days in Maribor, Ptuj & Novo Mesto Itinerary

8 days in Maribor, Ptuj & Novo Mesto Itinerary

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Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Maribor
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Novo Mesto
— 3 nights
Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Brussels


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 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, then see the interesting displays at Old Vine House, then have some family-friendly fun at Escape Room Enigmarium Maribor, and finally fly down the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Maribor trip itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Maribor is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Brussels in July, you will find days in Maribor are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ptuj.
Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Museums
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Ptuj — 3 nights

A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ptuj: Rogatec Open Air Museum (in Rogatec), Podčetrtek (Olimje Monastery, Spas, &more) and Celje (City Park, Celje Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Ptuj Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Prešernova Street, make a trip to Slovenski trg Square, and contemplate the long history of Terme Ptuj.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ptuj route planner.

You can drive from Maribor to Ptuj in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Ptuj sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Novo Mesto.
Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks
Side Trips
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Novo Mesto — 3 nights

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Novo Mesto: Pristava Tourist Village (in Ivančna Gorica), Rakov Škocjan Landscape Park (in Rakek) and Velika Planina (in Stahovica). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Brežice Castle, play a few rounds at Golf Grad Otočec, explore the activities along Otočec Castle Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Novo Mesto Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Novo Mesto trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Ptuj to Novo Mesto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Novo Mesto, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
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