42 days in Slovakia Itinerary

42 days in Slovakia Itinerary

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Bratislava
— 11 nights
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Trencin
— 4 nights
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Terchova
— 5 nights
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Vysoke Tatry
— 5 nights
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Kosice
— 5 nights
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Bardejov
— 5 nights
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Banska Stiavnica
— 6 nights
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Bratislava — 11 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bratislava side-trips: Trnava (Mestianske domy, Town Tower, &more), Church of the Transfiguration (in Pezinok) and Cerveny Kamen Castle (in Cerveny Kamen). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, make a trip to Slavin War Memorial, get to know the fascinating history of Bratislava Old Town, and get great views at UFO Observation Deck.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bratislava trip maker app.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Bratislava is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dammam to Bratislava due to the time zone difference. In August, Bratislava is cooler than Dammam - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Trencin.
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Trencin — 4 nights

Trenčín is a city in western Slovakia of the central Váh River valley near the Czech border, around 120km from Bratislava. Change things up with these side-trips from Trencin: SuLovsky hrad (in Sulov-Hradna), Povazsky hrad (in Povazska Bystrica) and Bojnice (Church of St. Martin, SNM - Bojnice Castle Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Trenciansky Hrad, make a trip to Mestska Veza, delve into the distant past at Cachtice Castle, and explore the historical opulence of Beckov castle.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Trencin trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Trencin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Terchova.
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Terchova — 5 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Terchova: Orava Castle (in Oravsky Podzamok), All Saints Church (in Tvrdosin) and Oravska Galeria (in Dolny Kubin). Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Veľký Rozsutec. There's much more to do: get outside with Janosikove Diery, explore the engaging exhibits at Basement under Tower, take in the dramatic natural features at Demanovska Ice Cave, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John the Baptist.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Terchova trip maker.

Drive from Trencin to Terchova in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Vysoke Tatry.
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Vysoke Tatry — 5 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vysoke Tatry: Dobsinska Ice Cave (in Dobsina), Zejmarska roklina (in Smizany) and Spisska Nova Ves (Slovak Paradise & Prielom Hornadu). Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Tatras National Park. Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Predne Solisko.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vysoke Tatry trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Terchova to Vysoke Tatry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Vysoke Tatry when traveling from Terchova in August, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kosice.
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Kosice — 5 nights

City of Tolerance

Kosice has long been a hidden medieval gem.
Explore Kosice's surroundings by going to Zadielska tiesnava narrow (in Turna nad Bodvou), Gombasecka Cave (in Slavec) and Presov (National Park Poloniny, Greek Catholic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, &more). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst, admire the local landmark of Singing fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kosice Historical Centre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kaplnka svateho Michala.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kosice travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Vysoke Tatry to Kosice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Vysoke Tatry in August since evenings lows in Kosice dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bardejov.
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Bardejov — 5 nights

Bardejov is a town in North-Eastern Slovakia. Venture out of the city with trips to Vojnovy Cintorin Nemeckych Vojakov (in Hunkovce), Svidnik (Open air Museum Skanzen Svidnik, Udolie smrti, &more) and Vysny Komarnik (Dukla Lookout Tower & The Memorial and the Cemetery of the Czechoslovak Army in Dukla). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Egidius Basilica, steep yourself in history at Cyrilometodsky kriz, explore the historical opulence of Gross bastion, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of John the Baptist and the Franciscan monastery.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Bardejov trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kosice to Bardejov takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Bardejov sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Banska Stiavnica.
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Banska Stiavnica — 6 nights

Banská Štiavnica is a town in central Slovakia, in the middle of an immense caldera created by the collapse of an ancient volcano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Banska Stiavnica: Zvolen (Pusty Hrad (Deserted Castle), Namestie SNP, &more), Banska Bystrica (Ebner house, The Clock Tower, &more) and Kremnica (NBS - Museum of Coins and Medals, Muzeum Gyca, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Old Castle Banska Stiavnica, make a trip to Vartovka, examine the collection at Banskostiavnicky Betlehem, and learn more about the world around you at Open-Air Mining Museum (SMM).

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Banska Stiavnica trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bardejov to Banska Stiavnica in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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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.
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