26 days in Slovakia & Krakow Itinerary

26 days in Slovakia & Krakow Itinerary

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26 days in Slovakia & Krakow Itinerary

Start: Portland, United States
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 5 nights
Train:  4​h 45​min
2
Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Train + Bus:  4​h 15​min
3
Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
— Few hours
Train:  2​h 15​min
4
Kosice, Slovakia
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Stary Smokovec, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  34​h
End: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

5
nights
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.
You've added Bratislava City Museum (Mestske Muzeum), Authentic Slovakia, Action Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visit Devin Castle (hrad) and Blue Church of St. Elizabeth for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Bratislava Castle and Cerveny Kamen Castle. There's more to do: take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town and take in the views from Stary most.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bratislava trip itinerary builder website .

Portland, USA to Bratislava is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Bratislava is 9 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bratislava are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to Banska Stiavnica.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Cerveny Kamen Castle
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town

2
nights
Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia

Banska Stiavnica ©
Banská Štiavnica is a town in central Slovakia, in the middle of an immense caldera created by the collapse of an ancient volcano. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Open-Air Mining Museum (SMM), then explore the historical opulence of Old Castle Banska Stiavnica, then pause for some serene contemplation at The St. Catherine Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalvaria.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Banska Stiavnica visit planner .

Getting from Bratislava to Banska Stiavnica by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Liptovsky Mikulas.

Things to do in Banska Stiavnica

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Castle Banska Stiavnica ©
Old Castle Banska Stiavnica
The St. Catherine Church ©
The St. Catherine Church
Open-Air Mining Museum (SMM) ©
Open-Air Mining Museum (SMM)

few
hours
Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia

Liptovsky Mikulas ©
A town in the Liptov Basin near the Tatra Mountains, Liptovsky Mikulas boasts a rich cultural and natural history.
For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Liptovsky Mikulas journey planner.

Getting from Banska Stiavnica to Liptovsky Mikulas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Liptovsky Mikulas can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kosice.

Things to do in Liptovsky Mikulas

Museums

Side Trip

Open-air Museum of Liptov Village in Pribylina
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9
nights
Kosice, Slovakia

Kosice ©
Kosice has long been a hidden medieval gem.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral of St. Elizabeth (Dom svatej Alzbety) and Military and historical Museum of Svidnik. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kosice Historical Centre and The Manor House Betliar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kosice: Presov (Orthodox Synagogue and Museum, Presov, National Park Poloniny, & more), Humenne (Vihorlatske Museum & Expozícia ľudovej architektúry a bývania - Skanzen) and Levoca (St. Jacob's Church, Marianska Hora, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Zejmarska roklina, admire the local landmark of Singing fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Holy Spirit Church Zehra, and see the interesting displays at Skanzen ukrajinsko-rusínskej kultúry.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kosice trip planner.

You can drive from Liptovsky Mikulas to Kosice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Liptovsky Mikulas in July, Kosice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Kosice

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Bardejov, Presov, Levoca, Humenne, Jasov
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Vihorlatske Museum ©
Vihorlatske Museum

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Planty Park, and finally make a trip to Main Market Square.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kosice to Krakow in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

3
nights
Stary Smokovec, Slovakia

Stary Smokovec ©
Starý Smokovec is a part of the town of Vysoké Tatry in northern Slovakia in the Tatras. On your second day here, enjoy some diversion at Tricklandia, take in the dramatic scenery at Cold Water Waterfall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Immaculate Conception, and finally admire the sheer force of Long Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Stary Smokovec itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Krakow to Stary Smokovec takes 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Krakow in July since evenings lows in Stary Smokovec dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Stary Smokovec

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tery Lodge
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Cold Water Waterfall ©
Cold Water Waterfall
Waterfall Skok ©
Waterfall Skok
Tricklandia ©
Tricklandia

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