9 days in Banska Stiavnica, Spisska Nova Ves & Dobsina Itinerary

9 days in Banska Stiavnica, Spisska Nova Ves & Dobsina Itinerary

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9 days in Banska Stiavnica, Spisska Nova Ves & Dobsina Itinerary

Start: Banska Stiavnica
1
Banska Stiavnica
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Spisska Nova Ves
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Dobsina
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Bratislava

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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Nitra Castle (in Nitra), Bojnice (SNM - Bojnice Castle Museum, Museum of prehistory, & more) and Trencin (Parish Stairway, Trenciansky Hrad, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalvaria, admire the landmark architecture of Manor House in Svaty Anton, learn more about the world around you at Open-Air Mining Museum (SMM), and don't miss a visit to Cicmany.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Banska Stiavnica trip itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Banska Stiavnica. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Spisska Nova Ves.

Things to do in Banska Stiavnica

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bojnice, Trencin, Cicmany, Sasovsky hrad, Nitra Castle
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SNM - Bojnice Castle Museum ©
SNM - Bojnice Castle Museum
Trenciansky Hrad ©
Trenciansky Hrad
Nitra Castle ©
Nitra Castle

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Spisska Nova Ves

Spisska Nova Ves ©
On the 14th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church, then take in breathtaking views at The Sucha Bela Canyon, then don't miss a visit to Tomasovsky View, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Slovak Paradise. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Spirit Church Zehra, find something for the whole family at Thermal Park Vrbov, then take an in-depth tour of Radnica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Evangelical church in Levoca, and finally meet the residents at Zoo Spisska Nova Ves.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Spisska Nova Ves holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Banska Stiavnica to Spisska Nova Ves takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Spisska Nova Ves, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dobsina.

Things to do in Spisska Nova Ves

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Levoca, The Sucha Bela Canyon, Holy Spirit Church Zehra, Thermal Park Vrbov
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Slovak Paradise ©
Slovak Paradise
St. Jacob's Church ©
St. Jacob's Church
The Sucha Bela Canyon
The Sucha Bela Canyon

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Dobsina

Dobsina ©
Dobšiná is a town in the Slovenské rudohorie mountains in Slovakia, on the Slaná River, north-west of Košice.GeographyIt is situated between Revúcka vrchovina and Volovské vrchy in the Carpathians, and lies to the south of the beautiful Stratená valley, watered by the river Hnilec, and enclosed on all sides by mountains. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the striking features of City Hall, Head underground at Dobsinska Ice Cave, then take in the views from Chmarossky viadukt, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Evanjelicky kostol. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Water castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Gothic Evangelical Church, then step into the grandiose world of Hrad Muran (Castle of Muran), then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Narodny park Muranska planina, and finally don't miss a visit to Church of St. Francis Xavier.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dobsina trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Spisska Nova Ves to Dobsina in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 2°C. You will leave for home on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Dobsina

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Stitnik, Muran, Chmarossky viadukt
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Chmarossky viadukt ©
Chmarossky viadukt
Dobsinska Ice Cave ©
Dobsinska Ice Cave
Narodny park Muranska planina ©
Narodny park Muranska planina