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Maribor — 1 day

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 30th (Fri): make a trip to Main Square, examine the collection at Old Vine House, hit the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, then don't miss a visit to Vetrinjski dvor, and finally learn the secrets of beer at Tasting Maribor.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Maribor holiday planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Maribor is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In December in Maribor, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ptuj.
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Ptuj — 1 night

A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): do a tasting at Ptujska Klet, see the interesting displays at Ptuj Castle, make a trip to Prešernova Street, pause for some photo ops at Orpheus Monument, then make a trip to Ptuj City Tower, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sveti Florijan Statue.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ptuj road trip planning app.

You can drive from Maribor to Ptuj in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ptuj can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana — 4 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Postojna (Predjama Castle, Postojna Cave, &more) and Bled (Ojstrica, Bled Island, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Ljubljana Castle, snap pictures at Triple Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and explore the activities along Ljubljanica River.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ljubljana holiday maker.

You can drive from Ptuj to Ljubljana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bovec.
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Bovec — 2 nights

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty River Brewing, and then get great views at Mangart Saddle. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Ravelnik Open Air Museum, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then admire the sheer force of Kozjak Waterfall, and finally see the interesting displays at Kobarid Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bovec tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Bovec takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.
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Slovenia travel guide

Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.