9 days in Maribor & Bovec Itinerary

9 days in Maribor & Bovec Itinerary

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9 days in Maribor & Bovec Itinerary

Start: Maribor
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Maribor


Maribor is the second-largest city in Slovenia with about 95,500 inhabitants in 2016. Venture out of the city with trips to Hell Cave (in Sempeter v Savinjski Dolini), Spas (in Podcetrtek) and Celje Castle (in Celje). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Landscape park Logar Valley, walk around Three Ponds, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden of University of Maribor, and learn about winemaking at Vinogradi Horvat.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Maribor day trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from Malta, the closest major airport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. In September, daytime highs in Maribor are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bovec.

Things to do in Maribor

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ptuj, Celje Castle, Hell Cave, Landscape park Logar Valley, Mine Museum
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Landscape park Logar Valley ©
Landscape park Logar Valley
Ptuj Castle (Ptujski Grad) ©
Ptuj Castle (Ptujski Grad)


Bovec is a town in the Littoral region in northwestern Slovenia, close to border with Italy. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at Kobarid Museum (Kobariski muzej), then admire the sheer force of Slap Kozjak, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Italian Charnel House, explore the striking landscape at Tolmin Gorge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Soca Valley, and finally snap pictures at Bridge of Napoleon.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bovec trip tool .

Traveling by car from Maribor to Bovec takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Maribor in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Bovec, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bovec

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kobarid, Tolmin Gorge
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River Rafting & Tubing
Slap Kozjak ©
Slap Kozjak
Kobarid Museum (Kobariski muzej) ©
Kobarid Museum (Kobariski muzej)