5 days in Maribor, Ptuj & Celje Itinerary

5 days in Maribor, Ptuj & Celje Itinerary

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Maribor
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Europark Maribor, take in the dramatic natural features at Pyramid Archaeological Site, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plague Column, then make a trip to Main Square, and finally examine the collection at Old Vine House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): walk around Three Ponds, stroll through Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort, see the interesting displays at Maribor Regional Museum, then appreciate the history behind National Liberation Monument, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Maribor Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Maribor travel route planning tool.

Milan, Italy to Maribor is an approximately 7-hour car ride. Traveling from Milan in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Maribor, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ptuj.
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Ptuj — 1 night

A tour of Ptuj reveals an old town filled with new experiences.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Orpheus Monument, take in panoramic vistas at Ptuj City Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. George, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Marija - Ptujskogorska Mother of God, then get to know the fascinating history of Prešernova Street, and finally see the interesting displays at Ptuj Castle.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Ptuj trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Maribor to Ptuj takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ptuj can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Celje.
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Celje — 1 night

An old city with a modern vibe, Celje features a castle and historical town center, surrounded by a green landscpe tailor-made for an exciting and active holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire the local landmark of Green Gold Beer Fountain, walk around Volčji Potok Arboretum, then examine the collection at The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan, and finally step into the grandiose world of Celje Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Olimje Chocolate Shop, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olimje Monastery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Celje trip planner.

You can drive from Ptuj to Celje in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Celje can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car back home.
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