5 days in Nitra, Banska Bystrica & Cicmany Itinerary

5 days in Nitra, Banska Bystrica & Cicmany Itinerary

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5 days in Nitra, Banska Bystrica & Cicmany Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
Banska Bystrica
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  8 h
End: Brussels


Nitra ©
Nitra is a city in western Slovakia, situated at the foot of Zobor Mountain in the valley of the river Nitra. For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nitra vacation trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Nitra is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nitra: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Banska Bystrica.

Things to do in Nitra

Historic Sites
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Nitra Castle ©
Nitra Castle

Banska Bystrica

Banska Bystrica ©
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. Get some cultural insight at Orava Castle and SNM - Bojnice Castle Museum. Get in touch with nature at Demanovska Cave of Liberty and Janosikove Diery. Change things up with a short trip to Demanovska Ice Cave in Liptovsky Mikulas (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Wooden Churches of the Slovak part of the Carpathian Mountain Area and make a trip to Slovak National Uprising Square.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Banska Bystrica trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Nitra to Banska Bystrica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nitra in July since evenings lows in Banska Bystrica dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cicmany.

Things to do in Banska Bystrica

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Liptovsky Mikulas, Orava Castle, Janosikove Diery, SNM - Bojnice Castle Museum
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Námestie SNP ©
Námestie SNP
Orava Castle ©
Orava Castle
SNM - Bojnice Castle Museum ©
SNM - Bojnice Castle Museum


Cicmany ©
Čičmany is a village and municipality in Žilina District in the Žilina Region of northern Slovakia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Slovensky Betlehem and then don't miss a visit to Cicmany.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cicmany trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Banska Bystrica to Cicmany by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cicmany can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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Cicmany ©
Slovensky Betlehem ©
Slovensky Betlehem