31 days in Slovakia Itinerary

31 days in Slovakia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Slovakia trip itinerary planner

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Kosice
— 3 nights
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Vysoke Tatry
— 5 nights
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Terchova
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trencin
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Banska Stiavnica
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bratislava
— 12 nights
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Kosice

— 3 nights

City of Tolerance

Kosice has long been a hidden medieval gem.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Egidius Basilica and Radnicne Namestie. Change things up with these side-trips from Kosice: Bardejov (Wine house & Archival Bastion) and Betliar (The Manor House Betliar & Goticky kostol sv. Alzbety). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kosice Historical Centre, enjoy breathtaking views from St. Urban’s Tower, steep yourself in history at Jakabov Palac, and make a trip to Immaculata.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kosice tour builder site.

Brussels, Belgium to Kosice is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vysoke Tatry.

Things to do in Kosice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Vysoke Tatry

— 5 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Strbske Pleso Lake and Zelene pleso. Get out of town with these interesting Vysoke Tatry side-trips: Kostol nanebovzatia Panny Marie (in Dedinky), The Sucha Bela Canyon (in Hrabusice) and Slovak Paradise (in Spisska Nova Ves). Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Tatras National Park.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vysoke Tatry itinerary planning app.

Drive from Kosice to Vysoke Tatry in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kosice in October, Vysoke Tatry is little chillier at night with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Terchova.

Things to do in Vysoke Tatry

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:

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. Explore hidden gems such as Janosikove Diery and Mini Slovensko. Explore Terchova's surroundings by going to Stanisovska jaskyna (in Liptovsky Jan), Museum of Orava Village (in Zuberec) and SKI PARK Kubinska hola (in Dolny Kubin). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Orava Castle, don't miss a visit to Marianske Square, explore the fascinating underground world of Demanovska Cave of Liberty, and walk around Vrbicke pleso.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Terchova trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Vysoke Tatry to Terchova in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Trencin.

Things to do in Terchova

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:

Trencin

— 3 nights
Trenčín is a city in western Slovakia of the central Váh River valley near the Czech border, around 120km from Bratislava. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Danubius Health Spa Irma and Cachtice Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Cicmany (in Cicmany), Piestany (Jesus"s Saint Heart Chapel & The Colonnade Bridge) and Bojnice (Museum of prehistory & Bojnice Zoo). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Trenciansky Hrad, explore the historical opulence of Beckov castle, admire the landmark architecture of Mestska Veza, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roman Catholic Church of the Birth of Virgin Mary.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Trencin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Terchova to Trencin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Banska Stiavnica.

Things to do in Trencin

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

Banska Stiavnica

— 4 nights
Banská Štiavnica is a town in central Slovakia, in the middle of an immense caldera created by the collapse of an ancient volcano. Step off the beaten path and head to Manor House in Svaty Anton and Hronsek Wooden Church. Explore Banska Stiavnica's surroundings by going to Kremnica Town Castle (in Kremnica), Maria Valeria Bridge (in Sturovo) and Pusty Hrad (Deserted Castle) (in Zvolen). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Banskostiavnicky Betlehem, get a new perspective on nature at Open-Air Mining Museum (SMM), make a trip to Námestie SNP, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalvaria.

Discover how to plan a Banska Stiavnica trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

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 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Banska Stiavnica

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:

Bratislava

— 12 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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum and Schone Naci Statue. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bratislava: Nitra (Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Nitra Castle, &more), Church of the Birth of John the Baptist (in Modra) and Trnava (Sculpture of the Holy Trinity, Town Tower, &more). There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire the local landmark of Fontain Ganymed, explore the historical opulence of Cerveny Kamen Castle, and take in panoramic vistas at Sigismund Gate.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bratislava attractions planning app.

Getting from Banska Stiavnica to Bratislava by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Bratislava are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 31:

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.