15 days in Slovakia Itinerary

15 days in Slovakia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovakia journey planner

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Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava
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Bratislava
— 3 nights
Drive
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Piestany
— 1 night
Drive
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Cachtice
Drive
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Zliechov
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Cicmany
Drive
6
Bojnice
— 1 night
Drive
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Kremnica
— 1 night
Drive
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Siatorska Bukovinka
Drive
9
Poprad
— 1 night
Drive
10
Kosice
— 1 night
Drive
11
Bardejov
Drive
12
Stara Lubovna
— 1 night
Drive
13
Ruzomberok
— 1 night
Drive
14
Oravsky Podzamok
Drive
15
Liptovsky Mikulas
— 2 nights
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Train to Ruzomberok, Bus to Kraków, Kraków MDA, Fly to New York JFK

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Bratislava

— 3 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.
Bratislava is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, take in panoramic vistas at UFO Observation Deck, and visit Bratislava Old Town.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bratislava trip planner.

New York City, USA to Bratislava is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Bratislava is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Bratislava hover around 41°F and lows are around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Piestany.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Piestany

— 1 night
Piešťany is a town in Slovakia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Jesus"s Saint Heart Chapel.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Piestany tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Bratislava to Piestany in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cachtice.

Things to do in Piestany

Historic Sites

Cachtice

Čachtice is a village in Nové Mesto nad Váhom District in western Slovakia with a population of 4,010 (as of 2014).The village is situated between the Danubian Lowland and the Little Carpathians. On the 21st (Tue), delve into the distant past at Cachtice Castle and then stroll around Park Miniatur Podolie.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cachtice road trip planner.

Cachtice is just a short distance from Piestany. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Zliechov.

Things to do in Cachtice

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zliechov

— 2 nights
Zliechov is a village and municipality in Ilava District in the Trenčín Region of north-western Slovakia. To plan Zliechov vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Cachtice to Zliechov takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in December, and nighttime lows around 29°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Cicmany.

Things to do in Zliechov

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cicmany

Čičmany is a village and municipality in Žilina District in the Žilina Region of northern Slovakia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Slovensky Betlehem and then don't miss a visit to Cicmany.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cicmany road trip planning app.

Cicmany is just a short distance from Zliechov. December in Cicmany sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 29°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bojnice.

Bojnice

— 1 night
Bojnice is a historical town in central Slovakia at the upper Nitra river, near the city of Prievidza. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of SNM - Bojnice Castle Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of St. Michael the Archangel, and then relax in the rural setting at Farma pod Vtacnikom.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bojnice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cicmany to Bojnice takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kremnica.

Things to do in Bojnice

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Kremnica

— 1 night
Kremnica is a town in central Slovakia. On the 24th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Slovak National Uprising Memorial.

You can plan Kremnica trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Bojnice to Kremnica in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for Siatorska Bukovinka.

Siatorska Bukovinka

On the 25th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Castle/ Hrad Somoska and then admire the masterpieces at Castle Museum in Filakovo.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Siatorska Bukovinka day trip planning site.

Getting from Kremnica to Siatorska Bukovinka by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Siatorska Bukovinka can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Poprad.

Things to do in Siatorska Bukovinka

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Poprad

— 1 night
Poprad is a city in northern Slovakia at the foot of the High Tatra Mountains famous for its picturesque historic centre and as a holiday resort. On the 26th (Sun), make a splash at AquaCity Poprad.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Poprad trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Siatorska Bukovinka to Poprad in 3 hours. Traveling from Siatorska Bukovinka in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Poprad, with lows of 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kosice.

Things to do in Poprad

Theme Parks · Spas
Highlights from your trip

Kosice

— 1 night

City of Tolerance

Kosice has long been a hidden medieval gem.
For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kosice vacation planner.

You can drive from Poprad to Kosice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Poprad in December, Kosice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°F. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bardejov.

Things to do in Kosice

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Bardejov

Bardejov is a town in North-Eastern Slovakia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Kyslikova cesta - Oxygen Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Egidius Basilica, and then step into the grandiose world of Gross bastion.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bardejov trip app.

You can drive from Kosice to Bardejov in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Bardejov sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Stara Lubovna.

Things to do in Bardejov

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Stara Lubovna

— 1 night
Stará Ľubovňa is a town with approximately 16,000 inhabitants in northeastern Slovakia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Muzeum Cerveny Klastor and then delve into the distant past at Lubovna Castle.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Stara Lubovna driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Bardejov to Stara Lubovna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bardejov in December since evenings lows in Stara Lubovna dip to 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ruzomberok.

Things to do in Stara Lubovna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Ruzomberok

— 1 night
Ružomberok is a town in northern Slovakia, in the historical Liptov region. To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ruzomberok journey planning site.

You can drive from Stara Lubovna to Ruzomberok in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for Oravsky Podzamok.

Things to do in Ruzomberok

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Oravsky Podzamok

Oravský Podzámok is a village and municipality in Dolný Kubín District in the Zilina Region of northern Slovakia. On the 29th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Orava Castle and then make a trip to Oravska Galeria.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oravsky Podzamok trip planner.

Oravsky Podzamok is very close to Ruzomberok. In December, daily temperatures in Oravsky Podzamok can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Liptovsky Mikulas.

Things to do in Oravsky Podzamok

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 30th (Thu): head outdoors with Stanisovska jaskyna, explore the fascinating underground world of Demanovska Cave of Liberty, and then make a splash at Aquapark Tatralandia.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Liptovsky Mikulas travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Oravsky Podzamok to Liptovsky Mikulas takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Oravsky Podzamok in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Liptovsky Mikulas, with lows around 21°F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Liptovsky Mikulas

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Slovakia travel guide

3.9
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.

Trnava Region travel guide

3.8
Churches · Bridges · Spas
The Trnava Region is one of the eight Slovak administrative regions. It was established in 1996, from 1923 were Trnava Region districts mostly part of Bratislava Region. It consists of 251 municipalities, from which 16 have a town status. It is the second most densely populated region in Slovakia.

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Presov Region travel guide

4.3
Water Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Outdoor Activities
The mountainous Presov Region is a prime destination for those who want to surround themselves with natural beauty and enjoy local hospitality and traditions. Scenic towns and cities with numerous historical attractions and museums offer insight into the region's past. Explore a great number of World Heritage Sites, including everything from castles and traditional wooden churches, to whole towns. However, it's the area's landscape that attracts most visitors: the High Tatras mountains offer some of Slovakia's most dramatic scenery, and are a paradise for travelers seeking an active vacation. This is where some of the country's most famous ski resorts are located, and during the warm months the mountains' unspoiled nature attracts hikers.