8 days in Slovakia Itinerary

8 days in Slovakia Itinerary

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8 days in Slovakia Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Bratislava
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Banska Stiavnica
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Banska Bystrica
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Vysoke Tatry
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kosice
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

3
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.
Devin Castle (hrad) and Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. For shopping fun, head to Eurovea Galleria or Aupark Shopping Center. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, don't miss a visit to Fountain of St. George and the Dragon, admire the masterpieces at Nedbalka Gallery, and step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bratislava online holiday planner .

Valletta, Malta to Bratislava is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Valletta in October, you will find days in Bratislava are a bit cooler (18°C), and nights are much colder (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Banska Stiavnica.

Things to do in Bratislava

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

1
night
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. To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Banska Stiavnica online travel 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Banska Bystrica.

Things to do in Banska Stiavnica

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pocuvadlo Lake
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Love Bank ©
Love Bank
Open-Air Mining Museum (SMM) ©
Open-Air Mining Museum (SMM)
Pocuvadlo Lake ©
Pocuvadlo Lake

1
night
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. On the 26th (Fri), get outside with Fuggerov Dvor Complex, take an in-depth tour of Matej"s House, then take in the exciting artwork at Vila Dominika Skuteckeho, and finally browse the different shops at Europa SC.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Banska Bystrica journey planner .

Getting from Banska Stiavnica to Banska Bystrica by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vysoke Tatry.

Things to do in Banska Bystrica

Shopping Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Fuggerov Dvor Complex
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Europa SC ©
Europa SC
Matej ©
Matej"s House

1
night
Vysoke Tatry

Vysoke Tatry
To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vysoke Tatry day trip planner.

You can drive from Banska Bystrica to Vysoke Tatry in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Vysoke Tatry can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel to Kosice.

Things to do in Vysoke Tatry

Parks Outdoors Nature
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1
night
Kosice

Kosice ©
Kosice has long been a hidden medieval gem.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Knihkupectvo ARTFORUM, then look for gifts at Optima Atrium, then explore the fascinating underground world of Jasovska Cave, and finally browse the different shops at Aupark Kosice.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kosice trip maker website .

Drive from Vysoke Tatry to Kosice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kosice when traveling from Vysoke Tatry in October, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kosice

Shopping Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Orthodox Synagogue and Museum, Presov, Jasovska Cave
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Optima Atrium ©
Optima Atrium
Jasovska Cave ©
Jasovska Cave
Knihkupectvo Artforum ©
Knihkupectvo Artforum

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