27 days in Slovakia & Hungary Itinerary

27 days in Slovakia & Hungary Itinerary

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Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Bus to Vienna, Fly to Kosice
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Kosice, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tapolca, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pecs, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cachtice, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trencin, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oravsky Podzamok, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Strbske Pleso, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive to Košice Airport, Fly to Montreal

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Bratislava, Slovakia

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, browse the exhibits of Devin Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at Bratislava City Museum (Muzeum Mesta Bratislavy). On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, then explore the activities along Tyrsovo nabrezie, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bratislava trip maker app.

Montreal, Canada to Bratislava is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. September in Bratislava sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kosice.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Kosice, Slovakia

— 2 nights

City of Tolerance

Kosice has long been a hidden medieval gem.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): Head underground at Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst, then explore the fascinating underground world of Jasovska Cave, and then get to know the fascinating history of Kosice Historical Centre. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Orthodox Synagogue and Museum, Presov, step into the grandiose world of Kapusany Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nicholas Concathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Elizabeth's Cathedral (Dom Svatej Alzbety), and finally ponder the design of Singing fountain.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kosice road trip app.

Getting from Bratislava to Kosice by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Kosice can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tapolca.

Things to do in Kosice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Tapolca, Hungary

— 2 nights
Tapolca is a town in Veszprém county, Hungary, close to Lake Balaton. Take a break from the city and head to Csobanc and Szent Gyorgy Mountain. Get some cultural insight at Sumeg Castle and Esterhazy Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tapolca: Somogyvar Abbey (in Somogyvar), Kemenes Vulkanpark (in Celldomolk) and Kekfesto Muzeum - Bluedye Museum (in Papa). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Szigliget Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sumegi Plebania Templom, go for a walk through Rock Sea, and brush up on your military savvy at Kinizsi Castle.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tapolca trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kosice to Tapolca in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pecs.

Things to do in Tapolca

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Pecs, Hungary

— 2 nights
Pécs is the fifth largest city of Hungary, located on the slopes of the Mecsek mountains in the south-west of the country, close to its border with Croatia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Early Christian Mausoleum, stroll the grounds of Sopianae cemetery at Pecs, admire the masterpieces at Zsolnay Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pecs Cathedral, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Abaliget Cave. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Malatinszky Kuria Organic Wine Estate, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malkocs Bej Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Busoudvar, and finally explore the historical opulence of Pecsvarad Castle.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pecs road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tapolca to Pecs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Pecs, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Pecs

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Budapest, Hungary

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Get in touch with nature at Margaret Island and Nemzeti Botanikus Kert. Visit Fisherman's Bastion and Heroes' Square for their historical value. Take a break from Budapest with a short trip to Dera Creek in Csobanka, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, snap pictures at Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and see the interesting displays at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Budapest travel planning website.

You can drive from Pecs to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cachtice.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Cachtice, Slovakia

— 3 nights
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 20th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Milana Rastislava Stefanika, pause for some photo ops at Mohyla Gen. Milana Rastislava, then delve into the distant past at Hrad Branc, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Margaret of Antioch. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Chateau Ambrovec Beckov, step into the grandiose world of Beckov castle, then explore the historical opulence of Smolenice Castle, and finally Head underground at Driny Cave.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cachtice trip site.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Cachtice takes 3 hours. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Trencin.

Things to do in Cachtice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Trencin, Slovakia

— 2 nights
Trenčín is a city in western Slovakia of the central Váh River valley near the Czech border, around 120km from Bratislava. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Kremnica Town Castle. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Museum of prehistory, then get engrossed in the history at SNM - Bojnice Castle Museum, then examine the collection at Muzeum Gyca, and finally step into the grandiose world of Trenciansky Hrad.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Trencin journey maker.

Trencin is very close to Cachtice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Oravsky Podzamok.

Things to do in Trencin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Oravsky Podzamok, Slovakia

— 3 nights
Oravský Podzámok is a village and municipality in Dolný Kubín District in the Zilina Region of northern Slovakia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mlyny Oblazy, then examine the collection at Museum of Aristocratic Coaches, then don't miss a visit to Post Office building, and finally explore the historical opulence of Orava Castle. On the next day, trek along Ski centre Rohace - Spalena, then examine the collection at Museum of Orava Village, and then don't miss a visit to Church of St. John of Nepomuk.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oravsky Podzamok online holiday planner.

You can drive from Trencin to Oravsky Podzamok in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Oravsky Podzamok, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tatranska Lomnica.

Things to do in Oravsky Podzamok

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia

— 3 nights
Tatranská Lomnica is a town in the Slovak part of the High Tatras mountains. Your day by day itinerary now includes Tatras National Park. On the 27th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Spisska Sobota Old Town. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tatras National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tatranska Lomnica trip maker website.

You can drive from Oravsky Podzamok to Tatranska Lomnica in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Oravsky Podzamok in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Tatranska Lomnica. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Strbske Pleso.

Things to do in Tatranska Lomnica

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Strbske Pleso, Slovakia

— 2 nights
Štrbské Pleso is a favorite ski, tourist, and health resort in the High Tatras, Slovakia located on the lake by the same name. You've now added Strbske Pleso Lake to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Jazierka lasky and then look for all kinds of wild species at Strbske Pleso Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Predne Solisko.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Strbske Pleso route planning tool.

Strbske Pleso is just a stone's throw from Tatranska Lomnica. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Strbske Pleso

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Thermal Spas · Historic Sites · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations.