9-Day Road Trip in Slovakia, and Poland from Bratislava to Rybnik, Krakow, and Zakopane

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9 days & 8 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Get ready for an exhilarating 9-day European road trip. This trip will take you through Slovakia, and Poland and immerse you in the diverse tapestry of European culture.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 2 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. You'll stay 3 nights in Slovakia, and 5 nights in Poland.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of Slovakia, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. You’ll collect your chosen rental car in the city of Bratislava and begin your adventure from there. Explore Bratislava, Old Town, and Devín, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

Next, prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse and vibrant landscapes of Poland. Immerse yourself in the allure of Gliwice, Rybnik, Częstochowa, Ogrodzieniec, Chorzów, Krakow, Ojców, Wieliczka, Niedzica, Zakopane, and Białka Tatrzańska, where every street tells a story.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Gliwice’s Palmenhaus. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Throughout your tour, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across Slovakia, and Poland will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy! Embark on a quest for a rare souvenir in each destination. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 9-day self-drive adventure in Slovakia, and Poland. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail. This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries on one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in Slovakia, and Poland.

Choose your travel dates today and start planning your unforgettable multi-country road trip with Guide to Europe!

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Flights, economy included
Hotel, 8 nights
Rental car, 9 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

Devín
Bratislava - mestská časť Staré Mesto - town in SlovakiaOld Town
Wieliczka - city in PolandWieliczka
Bratislava - city in SlovakiaBratislava / 3 nights
photo of Tatra Mountains - Giewont - the most beautiful mountains in Poland.Tatra / 2 nights
Rybnik -  in PolandRybnik / 1 night
Gliwice - city in PolandGliwice
Niedzica
Terchová
Krakow - city in PolandKrakow / 2 nights
Częstochowa - city in PolandCzęstochowa
Ojców
Białka Tatrzańska
Ogrodzieniec
Photo of Chorzów that is a city in the Silesia region of southern Poland.Chorzów

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Photo of main square in Krakow on a summer day, Poland.Old town Market Square in Krakow
Photo of Wawel castle with Gardens and cathedral, Krakow, Poland.Wawel Royal Castle National Art Collection
View on Bratislava castle and old town over the river Danube in Bratislava city, SlovakiaBratislava Castle
Photo of aerial view of Jasna Góra fortified monastery and church on the hill. Famous historic place and Polish Catholic pilgrimage site with Black Madonna miraculous icon, Czestochowa, Poland.Jasna Góra
 photo of the Great Krokiew, Zakopane, Tatra County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland.The Great Krokiew
Photo of Wawel cathedral on Wawel Hill in Krakow, Poland.Wawel Cathedral
Photo of ruins of Ogrodzieniec Castle in the south-central region of Poland.Ogrodzieniec Castle
ZAKOPANE, POLAND. Krupowki street in creek at nightKrupówki
Silesian Zoological Park, WPKiW, Chorzów, Górnośląsko-Zagłębiowska Metropolia, Silesian Voivodeship, PolandSilesian Zoological Park
Photo of the building of the museum in Ojcow National Park in Poland.Ojcowski National Park Museum
Visiting Wieliczka salt mines in Krakow Poland.Wieliczka Salt Mine
Kolej Kasprowy Wierch Kuźnice, Kuźnice, Zakopane, Tatra County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, PolandKolej Kasprowy Wierch Kuźnice
Autumn leaves falling in The Planty - a park in Krakow, Poland.Planty Park
Nedeca castle, Niedzica, gmina Łapsze Niżne, Nowy Targ County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, PolandZamek Dunajec w Niedzicy
Devin Castle Fortified Walls Rocks DanubiaDevín Castle
Ski resort Kotelnica Białczańska, Białka Tatrzańska, gmina Bukowina Tatrzańska, Tatra County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, PolandSki resort Kotelnica Białczańska
Palmiarnia Miejska, Śródmieście, Gliwice, Górnośląsko-Zagłębiowska Metropolia, Silesian Voivodeship, PolandPalmenhaus
Tatra National Park, PolandTatry National Park, Poland
A street in the Old town of Bratislava, Slovakia, leading to Michael's gate towerMichael's Gate
A beautiful view of a small waterfall in Slovakia, more precisely Jánošíkové Diery.Jánošíkové diery
St. Elisabeth's Church commonly known as the Blue Church is a secessionist Hungarian Catholic church (Jugendstil, Art Nouveau) in Bratislava, SlovakiaChurch of St Elisabeth
Botanic Garden of the Jagiellonian University, Wesoła, Grzegórzki, Krakow, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, PolandBotanic Garden of the Jagiellonian University
Čumil is the metal statue depicts plumber peeking out of open sewer manholeČumil
 The Slavín is a memorial monument and military cemetery in the Slovak capital. It is the burial ground of thousands of Soviet Army soldiers who fell during WW2.Slavín
UFO Lookout Tower, Dvory, Petržalka, District of Bratislava V, Bratislava, Region of Bratislava, SlovakiaMost SNP (UFO Tower)
Park im Fryderyka Chopina w Gliwicach ,Gliwice, Poland.Park im Fryderyka Chopina w Gliwicach
View on Bratislava city with St. Martin's Cathedral and Danube river, Bratislava, Slovakia.St Martin's Cathedral, Bratislava
Fatra-OP, Terchová, District of Žilina, Region of Žilina, Central Slovakia, SlovakiaMalá Fatra
Slovak National Theatre, Oblasť Dunajská, Bratislava - mestská časť Staré Mesto, District of Bratislava I, Bratislava, Region of Bratislava, SlovakiaSlovak National Theatre
Statue of Juraj Jánošík
Vrátna Malá Fatra Chleb

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Day 1

Day 1 – Bratislava - arrival day

  • Bratislava - Arrival day
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  • Čumil
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Slovakia, and Poland begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Bratislava in Slovakia. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Bratislava for 2 nights.

Catch an early flight to Slovakia to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Bratislava before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Bratislava today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Čumil. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 10,102 visitors.

Make your way to your chosen hotel. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM in Bratislava. Make yourself at home and enjoy some downtime before heading out again.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Bratislava. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in Slovakia in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Don’t miss out on dining at Foodstock Bratislava, a top-rated dining destination in Bratislava. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Zylinder Cafe Restaurant, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Dolnozemská. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Bratislava this evening.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Bukowski Bar, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Drink in gallery Andy, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, Mirror Bar provides an excellent alternative for a fun evening.

Your multi-country road trip in Slovakia, and Poland has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Bratislava, and Old Town

  • Bratislava
  • Old Town
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Drive 7 km, 1 hour 44 min

  • Slavín
  • Michael's Gate
  • St Martin's Cathedral, Bratislava
  • Slovak National Theatre
  • Church of St Elisabeth
  • More

Day 2 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Bratislava. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Bratislava, including the outstanding Slavín. Having an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 8,320 reviews, this fascinating cemetery and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Bratislava is also home to the captivating Michael's Gate, a local city gate considered one of the highlights of the city. About 13,516 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.5 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary St. Martin's Cathedral, Bratislava is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Bratislava. This extraordinary cathedral and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,994 travelers.

As the sun sets on day 2 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Bratislava's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Slovakia to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Bratislava has them.

Make sure to book a table at Urban House, a popular restaurant in Bratislava. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Alternatively, experience a taste of Bratislava at Reštaurácia Divný Janko, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Koliba Kamzík Bratislava. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Bratislava tonight.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Dungeon Pub, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Kollarko, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, Goblins Pub provides an excellent alternative for a fun evening.

Take in the ambiance of Bratislava as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Bratislava, Old Town, Devín, Gliwice, and Rybnik

  • Rybnik
  • Old Town
  • Devín
  • Gliwice
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Drive 407 km, 4 hours 51 min

  • Most SNP (UFO Tower)
  • Devín Castle
  • Palmenhaus
  • Park im Fryderyka Chopina w Gliwicach
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 3 of your multi-country journey across Slovakia, and Poland. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Old Town in Slovakia, and Gliwice in Poland. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Rybnik where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

Upon your arrival in Old Town, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

In Old Town, the extraordinary Most SNP (UFO Tower) awaits. This attraction is a valued sightseeing destination that boasts an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 8,200 travelers' reviews.

When you arrive in Devín, it's time to take a break from the road.

A tour of Devín is not complete without a visit to the famous Devín Castle. This incredible castle and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 17,434 travelers.

When you’ve had your share of Bratislava, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Gliwice, Poland. Your travel time is around 3 hours 38 min.

Palmenhaus is a travelers’ favorite in Gliwice, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 15,544 visitors.

In Gliwice, don’t miss Park im. Fryderyka Chopina w Gliwicach, a great park and place to see in the town. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 7,079 reviews.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Rybnik. This is not only a place to sleep but your home away from home, offering a warm welcome after a long day on the road.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Rybnik. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in Poland in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Santorini, a highly-rated dining destination in Rybnik. If you're eager to try something different, consider Pub Spółdzielczy Rybnik, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Restauracja M17. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Rybnik this evening.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Bar Piwny. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, Piwiarnia Miejska Rybnik offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two. Don’t overlook Celtic Pub, another top-rated bar in the area.

Take in the ambiance of Rybnik as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Rybnik, Częstochowa, Ogrodzieniec, Chorzów, and Krakow

  • Krakow
  • Częstochowa
  • Ogrodzieniec
  • Chorzów
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Drive 317 km, 4 hours 50 min

  • Jasna Góra
  • Ogrodzieniec Castle
  • Silesian Zoological Park
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 4 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 1 stop. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Częstochowa in Poland. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Krakow, your home for 2 nights.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Częstochowa. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 25 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Częstochowa is the fantastic Jasna Góra. As an appreciated hill and local gem in the area, Jasna Góra has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 42,841 reviews.

Ogrodzieniec’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Częstochowa behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 12 min. Ogrodzieniec welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Ogrodzieniec Castle is a travelers’ favorite in Ogrodzieniec, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 31,618 visitors.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Ogrodzieniec, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Chorzów may take around 57 min. Upon your arrival in Chorzów, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Chorzów, including the outstanding Silesian Zoological Park. Having an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 28,456 reviews, this fascinating zoo and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Krakow. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in Slovakia, and Poland, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Krakow. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Have a memorable dining experience in Krakow by booking a table at MOLÁM, renowned as a Bib Gourmand restaurant presenting an exceptional thai menu. For a different culinary experience, Bottiglieria 1881 shines as one of the top destinations known for its delicious creative cuisine in Krakow. This 2-star Michelin-awardee earns consistently high praises from previous guests, making it a must-visit addition to your holiday experience. Experience the culinary magic of Zalewajka, a hidden gem nestled in Krakow. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

After your meal, keep the night alive at a bar like Strefa Piwa, known for its lively atmosphere. Duffy's Irish Bar is another top recommendation that provides the perfect setting with well-crafted drinks and a welcoming ambiance. Similarly, Pijalnia Czekolady E. Wedel offers an excellent atmosphere for those looking to amp up the evening.

Celebrate day 4 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Krakow

  • Krakow
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Drive 5 km, 1 hour 17 min

  • Botanic Garden of the Jagiellonian University
  • Old town Market Square in Krakow
  • Planty Park
  • Wawel Royal Castle National Art Collection
  • Wawel Cathedral
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Wake up and see what day 5 of your great European road trip in Slovakia, and Poland has in store for you! You will be staying in Krakow for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

In Krakow, the extraordinary Botanical Garden of the Jagiellonian University awaits. This attraction is a valued park that boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 11,870 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Krakow is the spectacular Old town Market Square in Krakow. This attraction is a market square that is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 161,311 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Planty Park. This local park and wonder has an overall review score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 21,101 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers.

Wawel Royal Castle National Art Collection is another attraction you might want to add to your Krakow exploration itinerary. This museum is a popular stop among travelers in the area, as seen in its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 146,667 reviews.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, consider dropping by a well-loved spot among locals — Wawel Cathedral. More than a popular cathedral and attraction, Wawel Cathedral offers visitors an immersive journey of the rich cultural tapestry of Krakow. Wawel Cathedral boasts an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 31,517 traveler reviews.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Krakow. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Savor the flavors at Szynk, a top pick for dinner tonight. Alternatively, House of Beer beckons with its unique menu offerings. Also, consider Free Pub. With its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an excellent option for dining in Krakow tonight.

Cap off your dinner by heading to Eszeweria, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. TRZCINA Bar is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting. Similarly, Omerta is also a popular place to go on a night out, perfect for relaxing and socializing.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Krakow, Ojców, Wieliczka, Niedzica, and Zakopane

  • Tatra
  • Ojców
  • Wieliczka
  • Niedzica
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Drive 225 km, 4 hours 17 min

  • Ojcowski National Park Museum
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Zamek Dunajec w Niedzicy
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On day 6 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Slovakia, and Poland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 1 destination, Ojców in Poland. When you’re not exploring the town and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Zakopane, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

Set your GPS to Ojców and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 46 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Ojców beckons with new experiences!

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Ojcowski National Park Museum. This outstanding museum and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 from 23,493 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Ojcowski National Park Museum is worth pages in your travel diary.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Ojców and set your GPS to Wieliczka. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 49 min. Upon reaching Wieliczka, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated salt mine and attraction in Wieliczka — Wieliczka Salt Mine. About 25,604 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Niedzica, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Wieliczka to Niedzica may take around 1 hour 42 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Niedzica, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Something that makes Niedzica the perfect holiday destination is that the village offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding museum, Zamek Dunajec w Niedzicy, Stowarzyszenie Historyków Sztuki. This local gem has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 23,339 visitors.

After a long day of driving and exploring, you’ll check in at a top-recommended hotel in Zakopane of your choice.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Poland's delectable cuisine at one of Zakopane's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the town’s most recommended bars.

Make sure to book a table at Karczma Zapiecek, a popular restaurant in Zakopane. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Alternatively, experience a taste of Zakopane at Burger i piwo Zakopane, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is Pub Cafe Seagram's. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Zakopane tonight.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at U Słonia, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Europejska offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Zakopane. Legenda Nietoperza is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Zakopane, and Białka Tatrzańska

  • Tatra
  • Białka Tatrzańska
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Drive 57 km, 3 hours 16 min

  • Kolej Kasprowy Wierch Kuźnice
  • Tatry National Park, Poland
  • The Great Krokiew
  • Krupówki
  • Ski resort Kotelnica Białczańska
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Wake up to day 7 of your extraordinary road trip through Slovakia, and Poland. On this day, you’ll embark on an exciting expedition discovering the enchanting sights and activities of Zakopane in Poland. With 1 night left in Zakopane, we encourage you to seize the day and discover the unexplored beauty of the town’s surroundings!

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated sightseeing destination and attraction in Zakopane — Kasprowy Wierch Cable Railway - Ground Station. About 28,493 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

The popular Tatra National Park, Poland is another top sight in Zakopane that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved park in the area, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 13,352 visitors.

The Great Krokiew is a spectacular sightseeing destination and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Zakopane, earning an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 40,305 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent Krupówki. Because of its allure and charm, around 32,266 visitors have rated this attraction and street an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Set your GPS to Białka Tatrzańska and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 42 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Białka Tatrzańska beckons with new experiences!

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Białka Tatrzańska is the fantastic Ski resort Kotelnica Białczańska. As an appreciated sightseeing destination and local gem in the area, Ski resort Kotelnica Białczańska has earned an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 18,306 reviews.

As the sun sets on day 7 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Zakopane's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Poland to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the town’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Zakopane has them.

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Sport Corner Restauracja | Pub, a top-rated dining spot in Zakopane. If you're in the mood for something new, try Gugu Rope Park, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Owczarnia. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Zakopane.

After enjoying a delightful dinner, why not delve into the vibrant local bar scene? You might want to spend the evening at Cafe Piano Zakopane, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Zakopane, Terchová, Šparengovci, Dávidikovci, and Bratislava

  • Bratislava
  • Terchová
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Drive 384 km, 6 hours

  • Vrátna Malá Fatra Chleb
  • Jánošíkové diery
  • Malá Fatra
  • Statue of Juraj Jánošík
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On day 8 of your multi-country road trip across Slovakia, and Poland, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places to see in Terchová in Slovakia. In the evening, you’ll end up in Bratislava, where you will stay for 1 night.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Dávidikovci and set your GPS to Terchová. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 6 min. Upon reaching Terchová, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Something that makes Terchová the perfect holiday destination is that the region offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding point of interest, Vrátna Malá Fatra Chleb. This local gem has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,162 visitors.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Dávidikovci. This car ride takes around 14 min.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Šparengovci today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Jánošíkové diery. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 10,535 visitors.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Šparengovci and set your GPS to Dávidikovci. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 14 min. Upon reaching Dávidikovci, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

A tour of Dávidikovci is not complete without a visit to the famous Malá Fatra National Park. This incredible park and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 6,193 travelers.

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Bratislava’s top hotels offer a lovely retreat at day’s end. Choose from options ranging from budget to luxury.

As the sun sets on day 8 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Bratislava's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of Slovakia to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Bratislava has them.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Loft Hotel Bratislava, a top-rated dining destination in Bratislava. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Jasmin, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Modrá Hviezda. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Bratislava this evening.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Zbrojnoš pub, known for its inviting atmosphere. CORK Wine Bar is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started. Similarly, Nebra provides a great setting to enjoy the night away.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Bratislava - departure day

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On day 9 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Bratislava before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across Slovakia, and Poland. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

As your final day in Slovakia unfolds, enjoy a last-minute shopping spree in Bratislava's best shopping area. Enjoy finding the perfect gift or keepsake to remind you of your wonderful trip to Slovakia.

A tour of Bratislava is not complete without a visit to the famous Bratislava Castle. This incredible castle and attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 51,108 travelers.

Get a last taste of Slovakia’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Bratislava and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across Slovakia, and Poland.

Have a fantastic dining experience at Falkensteiner Hotel Bratislava, a highly recommended choice for tonight's dinner. If you're looking to mix things up, Bratislava Flagship offers an enticing alternative with its varied menu.

The time has come to say farewell to Bratislava for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 9-day European road trip in Slovakia, and Poland with fond memories. Safe travels!

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