11 days in Slovakia, Prague & Krakow Itinerary

11 days in Slovakia, Prague & Krakow Itinerary

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11 days in Slovakia, Prague & Krakow Itinerary

Start: Prague, Czech Republic
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Prague, Czech Republic

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kostel sv. Mikuláše, Prasna brana, Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, wander the streets of Lesser Town, don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti, then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, and finally contemplate the long history of Prasna brana. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Devil's Channel, and finally stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Prague trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Václav Havel Airport Prague, Brno-Tuřany Airport and Ostrava Leos Janáček Airport. In May, daytime highs in Prague are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bratislava.

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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the views from Stary most, browse the exhibits of Devin Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, then steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana, and finally explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, then steep yourself in history at Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), then make a trip to Fountain of St. George and the Dragon, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Tyrsovo nabrezie.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bratislava trip planner .

Drive from Prague to Bratislava in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In May in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tatranska Lomnica.

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Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

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Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia

Tatranska Lomnica ©
Tatranská Lomnica is a town in the Slovak part of the High Tatras mountains. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst as well as Strbske Pleso Lake. Do some cultural sightseeing at St Elizabeth's Cathedral (Dom Svatej Alzbety) and Kosice Historical Centre. Get in touch with nature at Belianska Cave and Tatras National Park. Step out of Tatranska Lomnica to go to Stara Lubovna and see Lubovna Castle, which is approximately 48 minutes away.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tatranska Lomnica attractions planning website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Košice Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Tatranska Lomnica can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tatranska Lomnica

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Kosice, Strbske Pleso Lake, Lubovna Castle, Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
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Tatras National Park ©
Tatras National Park
Strbske Pleso Lake ©
Strbske Pleso Lake

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
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 28th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Krakow trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Tatranska Lomnica to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral