11 days in Slovakia & Zakopane Itinerary

11 days in Slovakia & Zakopane Itinerary

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11 days in Slovakia & Zakopane Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
1
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Kosice, Slovakia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Poprad, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Zakopane, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

1
night
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
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 8th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, and then explore the galleries of Devin Castle.

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Edinburgh, UK to Bratislava is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Bratislava. Traveling from Edinburgh in September, expect Bratislava to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kosice.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town

2
nights
Kosice, Slovakia

Kosice ©
Kosice has long been a hidden medieval gem.
On the 9th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Kosice Historical Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Elizabeth's Cathedral (Dom Svatej Alzbety), then pause for some serene contemplation at Kaplnka svateho Michala, and finally don't miss a visit to Immaculata. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Vychodoslovenska geleria, admire the local landmark of Singing fountain, and then get to know the resident critters at ZOO Košice.

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Traveling by flight from Bratislava to Kosice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Poprad.

Things to do in Kosice

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Singing fountain ©
Singing fountain
ZOO Košice ©
ZOO Košice

2
nights
Poprad, Slovakia

Poprad ©
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 10th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Jazierka lasky. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Belianska Cave and then make a splash at AquaCity Poprad.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Poprad day trip planner.

You can take a train from Kosice to Poprad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Poprad is a bit cooler than Kosice - with highs of 21°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Liptovsky Mikulas.

Things to do in Poprad

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tatranska Lomnica, Jazierka lasky
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Tatras National Park ©
Tatras National Park
Belianska Cave ©
Belianska Cave
Jazierka lasky ©
Jazierka lasky

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nights
Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia

Liptovsky Mikulas ©
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 13th (Fri): make a trip to The Synagoge of Liptovsky Mikulas, then explore the fascinating underground world of Demanovska Cave of Liberty, and then cool off at Aquapark Tatralandia. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Demanovska Ice Cave, then have some family-friendly fun at Galeria Ilusia, then step into the grandiose world of Orava Castle, and finally explore the activities along Liptovska Mara.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Liptovsky Mikulas trip maker .

Traveling by car from Poprad to Liptovsky Mikulas takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zakopane.

Things to do in Liptovsky Mikulas

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Orava Castle
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Demanovska Cave of Liberty ©
Demanovska Cave of Liberty
Aquapark Tatralandia ©
Aquapark Tatralandia
Orava Castle ©
Orava Castle

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nights
Zakopane, Poland

Zakopane ©
Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, an area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Giewont Mountain, then explore the activities along Lake Morskie Oko, and then admire the landmark architecture of Upside Down House (Dom Do Gory Nogami). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pieniński Park Narodowy and then don't miss a visit to Church of Our Lady of Czestochowa.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zakopane day trip tool .

You can drive from Liptovsky Mikulas to Zakopane in 2 hours. In September in Zakopane, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Lake Morskie Oko, Pieniński Park Narodowy
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Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Pieniński Park Narodowy ©
Pieniński Park Narodowy

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