40 days in Slovakia Itinerary

40 days in Slovakia Itinerary

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40 days in Slovakia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Kosice
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bardejov
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Vysoke Tatry
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Zilina
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Bojnice
— 3 nights
Bus + Taxi:  1​h 15​min
6
Banska Stiavnica
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Bratislava
— 10 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h
End: Zurich

6
nights
Kosice

Kosice ©
Kosice has long been a hidden medieval gem.
Explore Kosice's surroundings by going to Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst (in Jasov), Biokupalisko Sninske Rybniky (in Snina) and Zla Diera Cave (in Lipovce). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Elizabeth's Cathedral (Dom Svatej Alzbety), Head underground at Gombaseck Cave, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and learn about winemaking at Tokaj Macik winery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kosice planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Kosice is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in December, expect nights in Kosice to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are little chillier, around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Bardejov.

Things to do in Kosice

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Presov, Zla Diera Cave, Tokaj Macik winery, Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst, Domica Cave
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 26:
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Ochtinska Aragonite Cave ©
Ochtinska Aragonite Cave

4
nights
Bardejov

Bardejov ©
Bardejov is a town in North-Eastern Slovakia. Change things up with these side-trips from Bardejov: Ski Drienica (in Drienica), Vysny Komarnik (Dukla Lookout Tower & The Memorial and the Cemetery of the Czechoslovak Army in Dukla) and Svidnik (Udolie smrti, Military and historical Museum of Svidnik, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Egidius Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The wooden greek-catholic church of St. Michael the Archangel, get engrossed in the history at Saris Museum - Town Hall, and explore the world behind art at The Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bardejov holiday app .

You can drive from Kosice to Bardejov in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bardejov can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vysoke Tatry.

Things to do in Bardejov

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Svidnik, Vysny Komarnik, Statue of Empress Elisabeth, The wooden greek-catholic church of St. Michael the Archangel, Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
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Icon Museum (Saris) ©
Icon Museum (Saris)
St. Egidius Basilica ©
St. Egidius Basilica
Dukla Lookout Tower ©
Dukla Lookout Tower

4
nights
Vysoke Tatry

Vysoke Tatry ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Vysoke Tatry: Slovak Paradise (in Spisska Nova Ves), Dobsinska Ice Cave (in Dobsina) and Tatras National Park (in Tatranska Lomnica).

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vysoke Tatry trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Bardejov to Vysoke Tatry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bardejov in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Vysoke Tatry, with lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Zilina.

Things to do in Vysoke Tatry

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Strbske Pleso, Slovak Paradise, Kartuzian monastery ruins, Dobsinska Ice Cave, Tatras National Park
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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Tatras National Park ©
Tatras National Park
Lomnicky Peak ©
Lomnicky Peak
Aquapark Tatralandia ©
Aquapark Tatralandia

6
nights
Zilina

Zilina ©
Žilina is a city in north-western Slovakia, around 200km from the capital Bratislava, close to both the Czech and Polish borders. Get out of town with these interesting Zilina side-trips: Dolny Kubin (Oravska Galeria, SKI PARK Kubinska hola, & more), Orava Castle (in Oravsky Podzamok) and Terchova (Janosikove Diery & Veľký Rozsutec). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Povazske Muzeum, get a sense of history and politics at Old Town Hall, explore the historical opulence of Beckov castle, and explore the ancient world of Strecno Castle.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Zilina trip maker app .

You can drive from Vysoke Tatry to Zilina in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Vysoke Tatry in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Zilina, with lows around -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bojnice.

Things to do in Zilina

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Terchova, Dolny Kubin, Alpincoaster, Ski Makov, Beckov castle
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 9:
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Janosikove Diery ©
Janosikove Diery
Orava Castle ©
Orava Castle
Veľký Rozsutec ©
Veľký Rozsutec

3
nights
Bojnice

Bojnice ©
Bojnice is a historical town in central Slovakia at the upper Nitra river, near the city of Prievidza. Venture out of the city with trips to Cicmany (in Cicmany), Uhrovec Castle (in Uhrovske Podhradie) and Trencin (Evanjelicky kostol, Mestska veza, & more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at SNM - Bojnice Castle Museum, browse the collection at Chateau Appony Library, and steep yourself in history at Hrusov Castle.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bojnice trip planner .

Drive from Zilina to Bojnice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Banska Stiavnica.

Things to do in Bojnice

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Trencin, Cicmany, Uhrovec Castle, Hrusov Castle, Chateau Appony Library
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:
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SNM - Bojnice Castle Museum ©
SNM - Bojnice Castle Museum
Trenciansky Hrad ©
Trenciansky Hrad
Uhrovec Castle ©
Uhrovec Castle

6
nights
Banska Stiavnica

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. Get out of town with these interesting Banska Stiavnica side-trips: Banska Bystrica (The Clock Tower, Námestie SNP, & more), Hrad Divin (in Divin) and Fuggerov Dvor Complex (in Selce). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pusty Hrad (Deserted Castle), admire the landmark architecture of Manor House in Svaty Anton, make a trip to Vartovka, and explore the striking landscape of Low Tatras National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Banska Stiavnica attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Bojnice to Banska Stiavnica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Banska Stiavnica

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Banska Bystrica, Kremnica, Low Tatras National Park, Hrad Divin, Sasovsky hrad
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 18:
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Pusty Hrad (Deserted Castle) ©
Pusty Hrad (Deserted Castle)
Low Tatras National Park ©
Low Tatras National Park
Manor House in Svaty Anton ©
Manor House in Svaty Anton

10
nights
Bratislava

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.
Bratislava is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, make a trip to Slavin War Memorial, steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana, and wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town.

For where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Bratislava trip site .

Drive from Banska Stiavnica to Bratislava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 28:
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

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