15 days in Slovakia Itinerary

15 days in Slovakia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovakia itinerary planner

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Bratislava
— 5 nights
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Banska Bystrica
— 4 nights
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Liptovsky Mikulas
— 3 nights
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Kosice
— 2 nights
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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.
You've now added Lake Zlate Piesky to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Bratislava Castle and Devin Castle. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, steep yourself in history at Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), make a trip to Michalska Brana, and appreciate the history behind Cumil.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bratislava trip planner.

Munich, Germany to Bratislava is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. December in Bratislava sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Banska Bystrica.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Banska Bystrica

— 4 nights
Banská Bystrica is a city in central Slovakia located on the Hron River in a long and wide valley encircled by the mountain chains of the Low Tatras, the Veľká Fatra, and the Kremnica Mountains. Kids will appreciate attractions like Mining Museum Andrej Adit, Kremnica and Kremnica Town Castle. Take a break from the city and head to Gavurky and Lucky Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Banska Bystrica side-trips: Banska Stiavnica (Banska Stiavnica Botanical Garden, Banka Lasky, &more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Borova Hora, explore the world behind art at Stredoslovenska Galeria, delve into the distant past at Banska Bystrica's Town Fortifications, and wander the streets of Ruzova street.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Banska Bystrica visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Banska Bystrica takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Liptovsky Mikulas.

Things to do in Banska Bystrica

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Liptovsky Mikulas

— 3 nights
A town in the Liptov Basin near the Tatra Mountains, Liptovsky Mikulas boasts a rich cultural and natural history.
Get in touch with nature at Demanovska Cave of Liberty and Demanovska Ice Cave. Kids will appreciate attractions like Aquapark Tatralandia and Jasna Nizke Tatry. Change things up with these side-trips from Liptovsky Mikulas: Strbske Pleso (in Vysoke Tatry) and Strbske Pleso Lake (in Strbske Pleso). The adventure continues: have fun at Shooting Range Liptov, stroll around Vrbicke pleso, and stroll the grounds of German Military Cemetery Vazec.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Liptovsky Mikulas trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Banska Bystrica to Liptovsky Mikulas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kosice.

Things to do in Liptovsky Mikulas

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Kosice

— 2 nights

City of Tolerance

Kosice has long been a hidden medieval gem.
On the 29th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Miklus Prison, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Elizabeth's Cathedral (Dom Svatej Alzbety), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kaplnka svateho Michala, then don't miss a visit to Immaculata, and finally contemplate the long history of Jakabov Palac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to St. Urban’s Tower, get to know the resident critters at ZOO Košice, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kosice Historical Centre.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kosice sightseeing planner.

Drive from Liptovsky Mikulas to Kosice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kosice when traveling from Liptovsky Mikulas in December, with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kosice

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

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.