10 days in Slovakia & Zakopane Itinerary

10 days in Slovakia & Zakopane Itinerary

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Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Zakopane, Poland
— 5 nights
Piestany, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive to M. R. Štefánik Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol


Bratislava, Slovakia

— 2 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, then contemplate the long history of Devin Castle, and then take in the views from Stary most. On the next day, make a trip to Old City Hall, make a trip to Hlavne Namestie, get to know the fascinating history of Bratislava Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then take in the views from New Bridge (Novy Most), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from UFO Observation Deck.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bratislava tour itinerary maker site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Bratislava is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Amsterdam in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bratislava, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zakopane, Poland

— 5 nights

Winter Capital of Poland

Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, an area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zakopane: Tatra National Park (Lake Morskie Oko & The Black Pond), Terma Bania (in Bialka Tatrzanska) and Pieniński Park Narodowy (in Szczawnica). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku, make a trip to Krupowki Street, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Czestochowa.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zakopane road trip planning website.

You can drive from Bratislava to Zakopane in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or take a shuttle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bratislava in August, with highs in Zakopane at 28°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Piestany.

Things to do in Zakopane

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Piestany, Slovakia

— 2 nights
Piešťany is a town in Slovakia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at The Museum of Military History, then pause for some photo ops at Meteorologicky Stlp, then relax and rejuvenate at Danubius Health Spa Irma, and finally pause for some photo ops at Bronzove susosie Milenci. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at The Colonnade Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Beckov castle, then don't miss a visit to Vodnik, then contemplate the long history of Trenciansky Hrad, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Piestany trip planner.

Getting from Zakopane to Piestany by car takes about 3.5 hours. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Piestany

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

Slovakia travel guide

Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.