36 days in Slovakia Itinerary

36 days in Slovakia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovakia trip planner

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Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava
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Bratislava
— 2 nights
Drive
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Banska Stiavnica
— 1 night
Drive
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Bojnice
— 1 night
Drive
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Banska Bystrica
— 1 night
Drive
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Terchova
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ruzomberok
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liptovsky Mikulas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Strbske Pleso
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vysoke Tatry
— 3 nights
Drive
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Poprad
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tatranska Lomnica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cerveny Klastor
— 1 night
Drive
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Kezmarok
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levoca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bardejov
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kosice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Michalovce
— 4 nights
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Bratislava

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Devin Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Team Up, and then get your game on at Max 60. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Stary most, see Mystery Dinner, appreciate the history behind Cumil, then have fun at Bratislava Shooting Club, and finally get your game on at Mackafe (cat cafe).

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bratislava trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bratislava is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Bratislava. In December, Bratislava is colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Banska Stiavnica.

Things to do in Bratislava

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums

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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalvaria, examine the collection at Banskostiavnicky Betlehem, don't miss a visit to Schemnitz Gallery, then don't miss a visit to The Holy Trinity Square, and finally examine the collection at Banka Lasky.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Banska Stiavnica travel app.

Getting from Bratislava to Banska Stiavnica by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Bojnice.

Things to do in Banska Stiavnica

Museums · Historic Sites

Bojnice

— 1 night
Bojnice is a historical town in central Slovakia at the upper Nitra river, near the city of Prievidza. To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Bojnice tour planning tool.

You can drive from Banska Stiavnica to Bojnice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Banska Bystrica.

Things to do in Bojnice

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Banska Bystrica

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Zvolen Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hronsek Wooden Church, take in panoramic vistas at The Clock Tower, then don't miss a visit to Námestie SNP, then don't miss a visit to St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral., and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ebner house.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Banska Bystrica trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bojnice to Banska Bystrica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Terchova.

Things to do in Banska Bystrica

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Terchova

— 3 nights
Terchová is a large village and municipality in the Malá Fatra mountains in the Žilina District in the Žilina Region of northern Slovakia.HistoryThe village was established in 1580, but the area was inhabited even before its establishment. Venture out of the city with trips to Zilina (Andrej Hlinka Square & Hrad Lietava). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Veľký Rozsutec, explore the striking landscape at Maly Rozsutec, get great views at The monument of Juraj Janosik, and make a trip to Church of St. Cyril and Methodius.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Terchova trip maker app.

You can drive from Banska Bystrica to Terchova in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ruzomberok.

Things to do in Terchova

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ruzomberok

— 2 nights
Ružomberok is a town in northern Slovakia, in the historical Liptov region. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Orava Castle and then don't miss a visit to Vlkolinec. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum of a Slovak Village, step into the grandiose world of Strecno Castle, and then get your game on at Donovalkovo.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ruzomberok holiday planner.

You can drive from Terchova to Ruzomberok in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Liptovsky Mikulas.

Things to do in Ruzomberok

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

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 28th (Mon): Head underground at Demanovska Cave of Liberty, explore the striking landscape at Demanovska Ice Cave, and then make a splash at Aquapark Tatralandia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Jasna Nizke Tatry, contemplate the waterfront views at Liptovska Mara, and then meet the residents at Zoo Kontakt.

To find out how to plan a trip to Liptovsky Mikulas, use our trip itinerary maker.

Liptovsky Mikulas is just a short distance from Ruzomberok. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Strbske Pleso.

Things to do in Liptovsky Mikulas

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Strbske Pleso

— 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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at German Military Cemetery Vazec, explore the fascinating underground world of Vazecka Cave, then explore the activities along Jazierka lasky, then look for all kinds of wild species at Strbske Pleso Lake, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to victims of SNP. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Predne Solisko.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Strbske Pleso attractions planning tool.

Getting from Liptovsky Mikulas to Strbske Pleso by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Vysoke Tatry.

Things to do in Strbske Pleso

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Vysoke Tatry

— 3 nights
Step out of Vysoke Tatry to go to Stary Smokovec and see Waterfall Skok, which is approximately 30 minutes away.

To see maps and more tourist information, go to the Vysoke Tatry trip builder.

Vysoke Tatry is just a stone's throw from Strbske Pleso. In January, daily temperatures in Vysoke Tatry can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Poprad.

Things to do in Vysoke Tatry

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Poprad

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): Head underground at Ochtinska Aragonite Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Zejmarska roklina, then delve into the lush surroundings at Slovak Paradise, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Francis Xavier. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of City Hall, explore the fascinating underground world of Dobsinska Ice Cave, then explore the stunning scenery at Hornad Canyon, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Spisska Sobota Old Town.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Poprad trip itinerary builder app.

Poprad is very close to Vysoke Tatry. In January in Poprad, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tatranska Lomnica.

Things to do in Poprad

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tatranska Lomnica

— 2 nights
Tatranská Lomnica is a town in the Slovak part of the High Tatras mountains. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): examine the collection at Ski Museum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Belianska Cave, and then get great views at BACHLEDKA Ski & Sun. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Tatras National Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Obrovsky waterfall.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tatranska Lomnica road trip planning tool.

Tatranska Lomnica is just a stone's throw from Poprad. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cerveny Klastor.

Things to do in Tatranska Lomnica

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cerveny Klastor

— 1 night
Červený Kláštor is a small village and municipality in the far north Kežmarok District in the Prešov Region of northern Slovakia, near the Polish border, in the Zamagurie region.HistoryA Camaldolese monastery was established on this location, then part of the Habsburg-ruled Kingdom of Hungary, in 1710.In 1782, it was secularized as part of Emperor Joseph II's campaign against monastic orders that, in his view, didn't pursue useful activities. On the 8th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Muzeum Cerveny Klastor and then explore the striking landscape of Pieninsky narodny park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Cerveny Klastor trip planner.

You can drive from Tatranska Lomnica to Cerveny Klastor in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Kezmarok.

Things to do in Cerveny Klastor

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Kezmarok

— 2 nights
Kežmarok is a town in the Spiš region of eastern Slovakia, on the Poprad River.HistorySettlement at Kežmarok dates back to the Upper Stone Age. On the 9th (Sat), browse the collection at Kezmarok Lyceum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dreveny Artikularny Kostol, take in the architecture and atmosphere at New Evangelical Church, make a splash at Thermal Park Vrbov, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and finally make a trip to Old market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Kezmarok Castle, take in the architecture and design of Elementary School, pause for some serene contemplation at Paulinsky church, then get a sense of history and politics at Kežmarok Town Hall, and finally get to know the resident critters at Wildpark.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kezmarok vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Cerveny Klastor to Kezmarok takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levoca.

Things to do in Kezmarok

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Levoca

— 2 nights
Levoča is a town in the Prešov Region of eastern Slovakia with a population of 14,600. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): meet the residents at Zoo Spisska Nova Ves, explore the stunning scenery at The Sucha Bela Canyon, and then wander the streets of Levoca Historic Centre. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Halifax house, take an in-depth tour of Radnica, admire the landmark architecture of Evangelical church in Levoca, then admire the striking features of Spis Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church, and finally admire the striking features of Schwab Palace.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levoca road trip planning site.

Levoca is very close to Kezmarok. January in Levoca sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bardejov.

Things to do in Levoca

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bardejov

— 2 nights
Bardejov is a town in North-Eastern Slovakia. On the 13th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Radnicne Namestie, appreciate the history behind Bronze statue Kata, take an in-depth tour of Saris Museum - Town Hall, then explore the world behind art at Icon Museum (Saris), then admire the striking features of Malov mestiansky house, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Egidius Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Sariske Muzeum Bardejov, explore the landscape on two wheels at Kyslikova cesta - Oxygen Trail, then appreciate the history behind Statue of Empress Elisabeth, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bardejov Spa, and finally step into the grandiose world of Gross bastion.

Start your trip to Bardejov by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Levoca to Bardejov in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Levoca in January since evenings lows in Bardejov dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kosice.

Things to do in Bardejov

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks

Side Trip

Kosice

— 2 nights

City of Tolerance

Kosice has long been a hidden medieval gem.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kosice Historical Centre, test your problem-solving skills at THEROOMS.EU, and then admire the local landmark of Singing fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at ZOO Košice, make a trip to Immaculata, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kaplnka svateho Michala, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Elizabeth's Cathedral (Dom Svatej Alzbety), and finally don't miss a visit to Jakabov Palac.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kosice road trip app.

You can drive from Bardejov to Kosice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Michalovce.

Things to do in Kosice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Michalovce

— 4 nights
Michalovce is a town on the Laborec river in eastern Slovakia. Venture out of the city with trips to Lom Benatina (in Benatina), Mala Trna (Tokaj Macik winery & Vyhliadkova veza Tokaj) and Sninsky Kamen (in Snina). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Nova Sedlica - Kremenec, contemplate the waterfront views at Zemplinska sirava, learn about winemaking at J & J Ostrozovic, and examine the collection at Vihorlatske Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Michalovce trip planner.

Getting from Kosice to Michalovce by car takes about an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Michalovce can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Michalovce

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.