Self-Drive Grand Tour of Slovakia

Explore our "little big country" in depth and visit the most interesting places and sights independently during our 8 days long self-drive tour in Slovakia.

8 Days

What is included in this tour?

  • Accommodation in 4* hotels for 7 nights (3* hotels only if necessary)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Detailed guide book with itinerary, recommendations of restaurants, cafes, local tips, etc
  • Rental car - Economy class - Skoda Fabia or similar
  • Free use of GPS & Two authorized drivers of the rental car
  • Rental car hotel pick up and drop off
  • Assistance with your holidays
  • Lunches and Dinners
  • Entry fees into castles, museums, etc (approx. 70-90 EUR/person)
  • Parking fees, fuel cost
  • 100% rental car insurance cover (not available in Slovakia)
  • Travel Insurance and travel cost to Slovakia


Tour Plan

Day 1


Today you are arriving to the capital city of Slovakia – Bratislava and you are spending the night here. Depending on your itinerary and arrival, you may have enough time to explore the city and visit and see some of the most interesting places. Even if you have only an hour of day light left, we recommend you to walk through charming streets of the Old town and enjoy dinner in one of the restaurants we recommend.

  • No driving
Day 2


You will spend your day and night in Central Slovakia. Central Slovakia, with its extensive forests is the least densely populated region of the country. It is home to the Low Tatras and Muránska planina national parks. The rich mining industry tradition, which generated considerable wealth in a number of towns, is still visible through architecture built from those profits. The most notable mining cities are Banská Bystrica, Kremnica and Banská Štiavnica, perhaps the most celebrated town in central Slovakia. The wooden church Hronsek, a UNESCO sight, is also in Central Slovakia and is among the biggest attractions in the region.

  • Distance to drive: 240 km
  • Driving time: 3:00 hrs
Day 3


Today you will be travelling further North to visit a small charming village in the hills – Vlkolinec, one of the best preserved castles of Slovakia – Orava castle, one of the biggest wooden churches in Central Europe (which is not located in its´ original place anymore) – Svaty kriz and there are also couple of more options for you, if you don´t like some of the suggested places.You can for example stop in Donovaly to take a chair lift into the mountains and hike for a bit. Or later during the day you can visit one of the most beautiful and popular caves in Slovakia – Cave of Liberty. This could be a good option on a very hot day, because it´s chili in the cave, or on a rainy day to hide from rain.

  • Distance to drive: 207 km
  • Driving time: 3:00 hrs
Day 4


Spiš region is a unique area in Slovakia. The majority of all UNESCO World Heritage sites is situated in this region and you will spend your whole day there today. Visiting places like the Spiš castle, Levoča, Kežmarok is a must.And because it will be a long day with lot of walking, we also suggest you to visit local thermal pools in Vrbov in the evening on the way back to hotel. The geothermal water with full of mineral has many beneficial effects for your body, so you shouldn´t miss this place.

  • Distance to drive: 120 km
  • Driving time: 2:45 hrs
Day 5


There are 3 major sites and activities for you to visit. River rafting in Pieniny National Park, visit of Stara Lubovna castle and visit of the town of Bardejov (UNESCO). There is enough time to enjoy 2 out of 3 of these sites or activities or all of them quickly. If you are not interested in rafting, then we recommend you to focus on the castle and Bardejov. On the other hand, if you don´t want to see another castle, skip it and take more time to visit Bardejov. Most importantly – enjoy your day!

  • Distance to drive: 275 km
  • Driving time: 4:00 hrs
Day 6


Today you are going to stay just in the High Tatra mountains and we are giving you couple of different options to do here. You can go for a 10km long hike; get to mountains easier and take a cable car; visit a cave. Just choose what is the most interesting for you.

  • Distance to drive: 50 km
  • Driving time: 1:00 hrs
Day 7


The time to move back to the south has come. Fortunately the drive is not going to be boring, because we are suggesting you 2 very interesting places on the way back to Bratislava. The first stop is the village of Čičmany (Chichmoney) with its´ original decorated houses. The second stop is one of the most romantic castles of Slovakia – Bojnice castle. These 2 stops split the long journey from Tatras to Bratislava into 2 shorter parts. We hope you will enjoy the day.

  • Distance to drive: 400 km
  • Driving time: 5:15 hrs
Day 8


It´s time to depart from Slovakia. If you need any kind of assistance, let us know.We hope you enjoyed your Vacation in Slovakia with SLOVAKATION and we wish you safe journey back home.

  • No driving

Quality of accommodation

3* Hotels

4* Hotels

Choose your car

Own car

You'll use your own car


Skoda Fabia

or similar

4 3

VW Golf

or similar

4 3

Skoda Octavia

or similar

5 5

Toyota Corolla

or similar

5 5

Toyota ProAce

or similar

9 9

Prices & dates

Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, you either need your own car or rental car for duration of the holidays. If you rent the rental car or use your own car, we will decrease the price accordingly.

  • We will make the booking and pay for the rental car. The rental car will be rented in your own name and you will be responsible for any kind of damage. You will pay the deposit for the car, which will be given back to you after drop off and in case the car will be in the same condition.Unfortunately in Slovakia we can´t provide you with 100% insurance for the damage cause during the rental. If the car will be damaged, you will have to pay 5% of repair cost or at least 166 EUR.

  • It is, but let us know first and ask about the options.

  • Slovakia is considered to be one of the safest destinations for traveling, so it´s completely safe. You just need to be careful at the car parks and do not leave any belongings in the car.

  • Motorists drive on the right side of the road in Slovakia. Is the same as in the neighboring countries.

  • The best time to travel is from May till October. The weather is usually pleasant and nature is beautiful. July and August may be a bit overcrowded and also hot, so if you would like to avoid the crowds and have better experience, we would recommend you to travel to Slovakia in May, June and September and beginning of October.

If you have any custom enquiry