15 days in Slovakia Itinerary

15 days in Slovakia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovakia vacation planner

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Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava
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Bratislava
— 4 nights
Drive
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Trencin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Banska Stiavnica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oravsky Podzamok
— 1 night
Drive
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Vysoke Tatry
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kosice
— 2 nights
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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 Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum and Schone Naci Statue. Change things up with these side-trips from Bratislava: Cerveny Kamen Castle (in Cerveny Kamen) and Trnava (Church of St. Jozef & Town Tower). There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, make a trip to Hviezdoslavovo Namestie, admire the local landmark of Fontain Ganymed, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bratislava trip itinerary builder app.

Brussels, Belgium to Bratislava is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. October in Bratislava sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Trencin.

Things to do in Bratislava

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:

Trencin

— 3 nights
Trenčín is a city in western Slovakia of the central Váh River valley near the Czech border, around 120km from Bratislava. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Janosikove Diery and Cicmany. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trencin: Zilina (Marianske Square & Hrad Lietava), Vratna dolina (in Terchova) and Strecno Castle (in Strecno). The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at Danubius Health Spa Irma, explore the historical opulence of Trenciansky Hrad, appreciate the history behind Vodnik, and explore the ancient world of Cachtice Castle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Trencin trip maker.

Drive from Bratislava to Trencin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Banska Stiavnica.

Things to do in Trencin

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

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. On the 9th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at MUSEUM SNP, then make a trip to Námestie SNP, then take in panoramic vistas at The Clock Tower, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hronsek Wooden Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Banskostiavnicky Betlehem, get a new perspective on nature at Open-Air Mining Museum (SMM), then see the interesting displays at Banka Lasky, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Manor House in Svaty Anton.

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

Drive from Trencin to Banska Stiavnica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oravsky Podzamok.

Things to do in Banska Stiavnica

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

Oravsky Podzamok

— 1 night
Oravský Podzámok is a village and municipality in Dolný Kubín District in the Zilina Region of northern Slovakia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum of Aristocratic Coaches, then tour the pleasant surroundings at SKI PARK Kubinska hola, then admire the landmark architecture of Post Office building, and finally explore the historical opulence of Orava Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Oravsky Podzamok itinerary tool.

You can drive from Banska Stiavnica to Oravsky Podzamok in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Oravsky Podzamok are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vysoke Tatry.

Things to do in Oravsky Podzamok

Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

Vysoke Tatry

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): head outdoors with Lomnicky Peak, then cruise along Zelene pleso, then glide through natural beauty at Strbske Pleso, and finally explore the activities along Strbske Pleso Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Slovak Paradise, Head underground at Belianska Cave, then explore the historical opulence of Kezmarok Castle, and finally get engrossed in the history at Radnica.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vysoke Tatry trip planning tool.

Drive from Oravsky Podzamok to Vysoke Tatry in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Oravsky Podzamok in October since evenings lows in Vysoke Tatry dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kosice.

Things to do in Vysoke Tatry

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

Kosice

— 2 nights

City of Tolerance

Kosice has long been a hidden medieval gem.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Jakabov Palac, make a trip to Immaculata, then get to know the fascinating history of Kosice Historical Centre, then ponder the design of Singing fountain, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St. Urban’s Tower. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Elizabeth's Cathedral (Dom Svatej Alzbety), then meet the residents at ZOO Košice, then don't miss a visit to Tabacka Kulturfabrik, and finally get engrossed in the history at Miklus Prison.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kosice online route planner.

Getting from Vysoke Tatry to Kosice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Vysoke Tatry in October, Kosice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kosice

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

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.