14 days in Slovakia Itinerary

14 days in Slovakia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovakia vacation planner

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Kosice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Liptovsky Mikulas
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Banska Stiavnica
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Trencin
— 1 night
Drive
5
Bratislava
— 4 nights
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Kosice

— 4 nights

City of Tolerance

Kosice has long been a hidden medieval gem.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kosice Historical Centre and Radnicne Namestie. Get some historical perspective at St. Egidius Basilica and St Elizabeth's Cathedral (Dom Svatej Alzbety). Get out of town with these interesting Kosice side-trips: The wooden greek-catholic church of St. Michael the Archangel (in Ladomirova), Gross bastion (in Bardejov) and Lubovna Castle (in Stara Lubovna). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Spirit Church Zehra, take a peaceful walk through Slovak Paradise, and admire the local landmark of Singing fountain.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kosice online vacation planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Kosice is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kosice can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Liptovsky Mikulas.

Things to do in Kosice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Liptovsky Mikulas

— 2 nights
A town in the Liptov Basin near the Tatra Mountains, Liptovsky Mikulas boasts a rich cultural and natural history.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll around Vrbicke pleso, Head underground at Demanovska Cave of Liberty, and then explore the historical opulence of Orava Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Dreveny Artikularny Kostol, then identify plant and animal life at Strbske Pleso Lake, and then have some family-friendly fun at Tricklandia.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Liptovsky Mikulas trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kosice to Liptovsky Mikulas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kosice in December since evenings lows in Liptovsky Mikulas dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Banska Stiavnica.

Things to do in Liptovsky Mikulas

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Banska Stiavnica

— 2 nights
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 8th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hronsek Wooden Church, then step into the grandiose world of Old Castle Banska Stiavnica, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalvaria. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Sasovsky hrad, step into the grandiose world of Kremnica Town Castle, and then explore the historical opulence of Pusty Hrad (Deserted Castle).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Banska Stiavnica vacation website.

Getting from Liptovsky Mikulas to Banska Stiavnica by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Trencin.

Things to do in Banska Stiavnica

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trencin

— 1 night
Trenčín is a city in western Slovakia of the central Váh River valley near the Czech border, around 120km from Bratislava. On the 10th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Beckov castle, then steep yourself in history at Mestska Veza, then step into the grandiose world of Trenciansky Hrad, and finally ponder the design of Vodnik.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Trencin trip app.

Traveling by car from Banska Stiavnica to Trencin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Trencin

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bratislava

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nitra Castle and Schone Naci Statue. Visit Bratislava Castle and Bratislava Old Town for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Cerveny Kamen Castle in Cerveny Kamen (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, appreciate the history behind Cumil, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and contemplate the long history of Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac).

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bratislava itinerary planner.

You can drive from Trencin to Bratislava in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Bratislava sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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.