A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Cesky Krumlov vs. Maribor for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cesky Krumlov or Maribor?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Cesky Krumlov or Maribor, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Cesky Krumlov or Maribor?

Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov is a beautiful town located in Southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. It sits along the Vltava River and is home to just over 13,000 residents. The town has many Baroque buildings as well as many pleasant cafes, restaurants and bars. It also has the second largest castle in the Czech Republic, and a beautiful old town square. The town remains very similar to how it was in the 18th century. Many of the buildings are well maintained, and many have been restored to their original beauty. The city is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, and has become a very popular tourist destination. During the summer months tourists may outnumber the local population.

Maribor

Located near the Austrian border is Maribor, the second largest city in Slovenia. Maribor is surrounded by hills that are filled with wine vineyards, as well as the Mariborsko Pohorje mountain. The city is split in half by the Drava River. On the left bank of the river you'll find the city's old town.

The city draws tourists from all over the world who come to enjoy the world renowned wine, old town culture, and outdoor activities which include hiking and skiing. The city is a great jumping off point for many outdoor activities and for those hoping to see the countryside. If you're more the city type, Maribor also has plenty to offer. Head to the theater for a show, sip some wine in a town square, or soak in the beauty of a cathedral while you're in the area.

Maribor's climate is humid continental with warm summers and cold winters. During the winter months the average temperature hovers around freezing. The warmest month is July, when average temperatures often exceed 20 degrees Celsius. Maribor is also one of the sunniest cities in Slovenia.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Tours for Seniors to Czech Republic, The Best 3-Day Tours from Prague, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Slovenia, and The Best 2-Week Tours in Slovenia.


Which place is cheaper, Maribor or Cesky Krumlov?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Cesky Krumlov is $63, while the average daily cost in Maribor is $83. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Cesky Krumlov and Maribor in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cesky Krumlov $38
    Maribor $47
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cesky Krumlov $76
    Maribor $94
Compare Hotels in Cesky Krumlov and Maribor

Looking for a hotel in Cesky Krumlov or Maribor? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Cesky Krumlov


Hotels in Maribor


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Cesky Krumlov Hotel Prices and Maribor Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cesky Krumlov $2.99
    Maribor $9.50

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cesky Krumlov

Also for Cesky Krumlov, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Hallstatt with 2 hours for sightseeing: $150
  • Private Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Prague, English-speaking driver: $124
  • Transfer from Cesky Krumlov to Prague: Private daytrip with 2h for sightseeing: $159

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Maribor

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Maribor:


  • Gondola (for 2)
    $22

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Maribor

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Maribor:

  • Private transfer from Maribor to Ljubljana city: $253
  • Private Transfer from Maribor to Ljubljana Airport (LJU): $256

Is it cheaper to fly into Cesky Krumlov or Maribor?

Prices for flights to both Maribor and Cesky Krumlov change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Cesky Krumlov $22
    Maribor $28

Typical Food Prices in Maribor

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Maribor:


  • Restaurant Dinner (for 2)
    $26
  • Gostilnica Navogalu Cafe Lunch
    $8.16

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cesky Krumlov $6.68
    Maribor $9.32

Tours and Activities in Cesky Krumlov

For Cesky Krumlov, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Cesky Krumlov Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.65
  • Český Krumlov Free Tour: $20
  • Private evening tour Cesky Krumlov Old Town and Castle area: $61
  • 2,5h Chateau Collections and Tower Tour with Coffee & Dessert: $72
  • Český Krumlov Private Walking Tour: $86
  • Private Night tour of Český Krumlov: $86
  • Cesky Krumlov Old Town Private Walking Tour: $94
  • Enchanting Český Krumlov Walking Tour: Echoes of the Past: $96
  • Touristic highlights of Český Krumlov on a Private half day tour with a local: $170
  • Private tour of best of Český Krumlov - Sightseeing, Food & Culture with a local: $170
  • A day in the life of Český Krumlov - Private tour with a local: $199
  • Walking private guided tour in Cesky Krumlov with local certified guide: $210

Tours and Activities in Maribor

Here are a few actual costs in Maribor for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Private Aroma-Tasting Experience in Vida′s Garden, Maribor: $65

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cesky Krumlov $3.44
    Maribor $12

Typical Alcohol Prices in Maribor

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Maribor:


  • Bottle of Wine
    $13


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cesky Krumlov and Maribor, we can see that Maribor is more expensive. And not only is Cesky Krumlov much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Cesky Krumlov would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Cesky Krumlov and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Maribor would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Maribor than you might in Cesky Krumlov.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Cesky Krumlov Expensive? and Is Maribor Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Cesky Krumlov or Maribor?

Maribor has a larger population, and is about 6 times larger than the population of Cesky Krumlov. When comparing the sizes of Cesky Krumlov and Maribor, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Cesky Krumlov or Maribor?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Cesky Krumlov or Maribor in the Summer?

Both Maribor and Cesky Krumlov during the summer are popular places to visit.

In July, Cesky Krumlov is generally cooler than Maribor. Daily temperatures in Cesky Krumlov average around 20°C (68°F), and Maribor fluctuates around 22°C (72°F).

In Maribor, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Cesky Krumlov. In the summer, Cesky Krumlov often gets less sunshine than Maribor. Cesky Krumlov gets 227 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Maribor receives 266 hours of full sun.

Cesky Krumlov usually gets around the same amount of rain in July as Maribor. Cesky Krumlov gets 91 mm (3.6 in) of rain, while Maribor receives 87 mm (3.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cesky Krumlov 20°C (68°F) 
    Maribor 22°C (72°F)

Should I visit Cesky Krumlov or Maribor in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Cesky Krumlov and Maribor.

Cesky Krumlov is cooler than Maribor in the autumn. The daily temperature in Cesky Krumlov averages around 11°C (52°F) in October, and Maribor fluctuates around 13°C (55°F).

Cesky Krumlov usually receives less sunshine than Maribor during autumn. Cesky Krumlov gets 108 hours of sunny skies, while Maribor receives 133 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Cesky Krumlov usually receives less rain than Maribor. Cesky Krumlov gets 51 mm (2 in) of rain, while Maribor receives 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cesky Krumlov 11°C (52°F) 
    Maribor 13°C (55°F)

Should I visit Cesky Krumlov or Maribor in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Cesky Krumlov as well as Maribor.

The weather in Maribor can be very cold. Cesky Krumlov can be very cold during winter. In the winter, Cesky Krumlov is much colder than Maribor. Typically, the winter temperatures in Cesky Krumlov in January average around -0°C (31°F), and Maribor averages at about 1°C (35°F).

In the winter, Cesky Krumlov often gets less sunshine than Maribor. Cesky Krumlov gets 44 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Maribor receives 54 hours of full sun.

Cesky Krumlov usually gets around the same amount of rain in January as Maribor. Cesky Krumlov gets 56 mm (2.2 in) of rain, while Maribor receives 53 mm (2.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cesky Krumlov -0°C (31°F) 
    Maribor 1°C (35°F)

Should I visit Cesky Krumlov or Maribor in the Spring?

Both Maribor and Cesky Krumlov are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities.

In April, Cesky Krumlov is generally cooler than Maribor. Daily temperatures in Cesky Krumlov average around 11°C (51°F), and Maribor fluctuates around 13°C (55°F).

Cesky Krumlov usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Maribor during spring. Cesky Krumlov gets 155 hours of sunny skies, while Maribor receives 163 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Cesky Krumlov usually receives less rain than Maribor. Cesky Krumlov gets 55 mm (2.2 in) of rain, while Maribor receives 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cesky Krumlov 11°C (51°F) 
    Maribor 13°C (55°F)

Typical Weather for Maribor and Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov Maribor
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan -0°C (31°F) 56 mm (2.2 in) 1°C (35°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Feb 2°C (36°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 4°C (39°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
Mar 6°C (43°F) 53 mm (2.1 in) 8°C (47°F) 58 mm (2.3 in)
Apr 11°C (51°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 13°C (55°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
May 15°C (59°F) 82 mm (3.2 in) 17°C (63°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)
Jun 18°C (65°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 20°C (69°F) 101 mm (4 in)
Jul 20°C (68°F) 91 mm (3.6 in) 22°C (72°F) 87 mm (3.4 in)
Aug 19°C (67°F) 93 mm (3.6 in) 22°C (71°F) 91 mm (3.6 in)
Sep 16°C (61°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 18°C (65°F) 81 mm (3.2 in)
Oct 11°C (52°F) 51 mm (2 in) 13°C (55°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Nov 5°C (42°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 8°C (46°F) 85 mm (3.3 in)
Dec 1°C (35°F) 64 mm (2.5 in) 3°C (37°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)