13 days in Slovakia Itinerary

13 days in Slovakia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovakia route maker

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Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava
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Bratislava
— 5 nights
Drive
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Banska Stiavnica
— 1 night
Drive
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Vysoke Tatry
— 4 nights
Drive to Košice Airport, Fly to Florianopolis

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Bratislava

— 5 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.
Do your shopping at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum and Zoya Museum. Visit Bratislava Castle and Nitra Castle for their historical value. Explore Bratislava's surroundings by going to Trenciansky Hrad (in Trencin), Cerveny Kamen Castle (in Cerveny Kamen) and Cachtice Castle (in Cachtice). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, visit Bratislava Old Town, make a trip to Michalska Brana, and explore the historical opulence of Beckov castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Bratislava itinerary planning tool.

Florianopolis, Brazil to Bratislava is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Florianopolis to Bratislava due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Florianopolis in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bratislava, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Banska Stiavnica.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trips

Banska Stiavnica

— 1 night
Banská Štiavnica is a town in central Slovakia, in the middle of an immense caldera created by the collapse of an ancient volcano. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalvaria, see the interesting displays at Banka Lasky, see the interesting displays at Banskostiavnicky Betlehem, then step into the grandiose world of Old Castle Banska Stiavnica, and finally learn more about the world around you at Open-Air Mining Museum (SMM).

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You can drive from Bratislava to Banska Stiavnica in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vysoke Tatry.

Things to do in Banska Stiavnica

Museums · Historic Sites

Vysoke Tatry

— 4 nights
Get some cultural insight at Orava Castle and Museum of Orava Village. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Demanovska Cave of Liberty and Basement under Tower. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vysoke Tatry: Janosikove Diery (in Terchova), Slovak Paradise (in Spisska Nova Ves) and Vrbicke pleso (in Demanovska Dolina).

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vysoke Tatry online day trip planner.

Getting from Banska Stiavnica to Vysoke Tatry by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vysoke Tatry can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vysoke Tatry

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Slovakia travel guide

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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.