9 days in Portorož-Piran & Slovenian Istria, Maribor-Pohorje & Bled Area Itinerary

9 days in Portorož-Piran & Slovenian Istria, Maribor-Pohorje & Bled Area Itinerary

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Koper
— 2 nights
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Maribor
— 2 nights
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Bled
— 4 nights
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Koper

— 2 nights
A bridge between the Mediterranean and alpine regions of Slovenia, Koper is a small town with big appeal.
Koper is known for historic sites, shopping, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Tartini Square, admire the landmark architecture of Praetorian Palace, kick back and relax at Portorož Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Koper Cathedral and Bell Tower.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Koper trip planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Koper is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in October; daily highs in Koper reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Maribor.

Things to do in Koper

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Maribor

— 2 nights
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 16th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at Perfect Body, then hit the slopes at Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, and then see the interesting displays at Old Vine House. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Pyramid Archaeological Site, then look for gifts at Vino Valdhuber, and then awaken your taste buds at Big Guy's Wine Tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Maribor online trip builder.

You can drive from Koper to Maribor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Koper in October, things will get slightly colder in Maribor: highs are around 19°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Wineries

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Bled

— 4 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and head off the coast to Bled Island.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Bled online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Bled takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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