8 days in Slovakia Itinerary

8 days in Slovakia Itinerary

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8 days in Slovakia Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly + Bus:  6​h
1
Bratislava
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Banska Stiavnica
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Poprad
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Madrid

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hviezdoslavovo Namestie and Nedbalka Gallery. When in Bratislava, make a side trip to see Trenciansky Hrad in Trencin, approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Devin Castle, take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, explore the world behind art at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, and make a trip to UFO Observation Deck.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Bratislava trip planner .

Madrid, Spain to Bratislava is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in June, expect nights in Bratislava to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Banska Stiavnica.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trenciansky Hrad
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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Hviezdoslavovo Namestie ©
Hviezdoslavovo Namestie
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town

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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the striking features of Manor House in Svaty Anton, learn more about the world around you at Open-Air Mining Museum (SMM), step into the grandiose world of Old Castle Banska Stiavnica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalvaria, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Soul of the Seventh-day Virgin Mary under the Cross.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Banska Stiavnica trip itinerary 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 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Poprad.

Things to do in Banska Stiavnica

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Castle Banska Stiavnica ©
Old Castle Banska Stiavnica
Manor House in Svaty Anton ©
Manor House in Svaty Anton
Open-Air Mining Museum (SMM) ©
Open-Air Mining Museum (SMM)

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Poprad

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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Orava Castle, Head underground at Demanovska Cave of Liberty, and then have some family-friendly fun at Tricklandia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Strbske Pleso Lake and then explore the striking landscape of Tatras National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Poprad visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Banska Stiavnica to Poprad takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Poprad can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poprad

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Slovak Paradise, Demanovska Cave of Liberty, Strbske Pleso Lake, Tricklandia, Orava Castle
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Demanovska Cave of Liberty ©
Demanovska Cave of Liberty
Tatras National Park ©
Tatras National Park
Slovak Paradise ©
Slovak Paradise

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