Best time to visit Slovakia

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Best time of year to visit Slovakia

A Central European country boasts dozens of picturesque castles, scenic Tatra, Fatra and Beskid mountain ranges, and Danube Lowlands. The best time to visit Slovakia and take advantage of its natural attractions is during the warmest time of the year that is from May to the end of October. Summer is an excellent time to visit Devin and Spiš castles. Wildflower bloom in the High Tatras starts in June. Meanwhile, July is ideal for climbing Gerlachovský Štít, the highest peak in the Carpathians, and partying at Pohoda Festival and World Roma Festival. Winter is prime time for skiing in the Tatras, tasting young wines, and discovering local Christmas traditions.

16 THINGS TO DO IN SLOVAKIA (JULY 05 - JULY 14)

Hiking in the Tatra Mountains

Hiking in the Tatra Mountains

May–October (best in July–October) • activity

A great way to discover Slovakia's beauty and avoid crowds

Boating in Domica Cave

Boating in Domica Cave

February–December (best in June–August) • activity

Try romantic boating on the underground river in Slovakia

Wood Rafting on Dunajec River

Wood Rafting on Dunajec River

May–October • activity

Experience traditional Slovak rafting and enjoy the beautiful nature around you

Bratislava Music Tram

Bratislava Music Tram

July–August (Saturdays) • activity

An unusual way of sightseeing in Bratislava

Wildflower Bloom in the High Tatras

Wildflower Bloom in the High Tatras

June–September • nature

A corner of paradise for hikers and photographers

Pohoda Festival

Pohoda Festival

July 09–11, 2020 • event

The most famous music and art festival in Slovakia

Medieval Knights Show at the Devín Castle

Medieval Knights Show at the Devín Castle

May–September (1st Sunday of the month) • event

Take a trip to the Medieval ages in one of Slovakia's most famous castles

Dobšinská Ice Cave

Dobšinská Ice Cave

mid-May–September (except Mondays) • nature

Explore this hidden underground ice paradise while visiting Slovakia

Climbing Gerlachovský Štít

Climbing Gerlachovský Štít

July–mid-August | mid-September–October • activity

The highest peak of the Carpathian Mountain Range witnessed turbulent times—it was named after Emperor Franz Joseph I and after Joseph Stalin

Boating on Štrbské Pleso

Boating on Štrbské Pleso

June–September • activity

Enjoy boating on the second largest glacial lake in Slovakia!

Fishing Season

Fishing Season

mid-April–December • activity

Spend relaxing hours while fishing in a peaceful and quiet atmosphere

Spiš Castle

Spiš Castle

April–October • activity

Slovakia's national heritage amazes with its majesty and pomposity

Skydiving and Paragliding

Skydiving and Paragliding

April–October • activity

The Slovakian skies welcome adrenaline seekers

Bear Watching

Bear Watching

late June–late October • nature

Slovakia boasts quite a few bears living in the wild. Don't hesitate to go on a bear watching tour

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

mid-June–October • activity

Enjoy the best rock climbing spots in Slovakia during your vacation

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

April–October • nature

Enjoy one of the best bird watching destinations in all of Europe

16 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Goose & Duck Feast in Slovenský Grob

Goose & Duck Feast in Slovenský Grob

late August–December • event

Try some incredibly juicy and crispy meat dishes at the famous autumn festivities

Bratislava Jazz Days

Bratislava Jazz Days

October 25–27, 2019 • event

Visit one of the most famous jazz festivals in Europe

Košice Peace Marathon

Košice Peace Marathon

October 06, 2019 • activity

Are you ready to partake in the second oldest marathon in the world?

Ice Hockey Games

Ice Hockey Games

September 22 2019–February 22 2020 • event

Check out some local hockey games in Bratislava

Christmas Markets (Vianočné Trhy)

Christmas Markets (Vianočné Trhy)

late November–late December • event

Immerse yourself in a magic world where everything is sweet and charming

Christmas Tram in Bratislava

Christmas Tram in Bratislava

December • activity

Take a ride on a charming Christmas tram and feel the real Christmas spirit

Festival of Light (Festival Svetla)

Festival of Light (Festival Svetla)

March 16–17, 2018 (cancelled) • event

A time when night becomes day and the city is filled with light and a magic atmosphere

Fašiangy Carnival in Čičmany Village

Fašiangy Carnival in Čičmany Village

February 25–26, 2020 • event

The best occasion to visit the colourful open-air museum of Čičmany village

Wine Season

Wine Season

September–December • event

Discover the best wine events and festivals during the wine season in Slovakia

Gypsy Fest | World Roma Festival

Gypsy Fest | World Roma Festival

July 25–27, 2019 • event

Visit the largest Gypsy Festival in the country

White Night Festival (Biela Noc)

White Night Festival (Biela Noc)

September 25–27, 2020 | October 02–04, 2020 • event

Enjoy contemporary art during the White Night Festival in Slovakia

Coronation Celebration Festival

Coronation Celebration Festival

June 26–28, 2020 • event

Witness the historical coronation ceremony in Bratislava

Ice Climbing

Ice Climbing

December–March • activity

The most exciting but at the same time the riskiest winter sport requires excellent climbing skills and good physical shape

Slovak Food Festival

Slovak Food Festival

May 24–27, 2019 • event

Enjoy the traditional taste of Slovakia during this delicious occasion in Bratislava

Easter (Veľká Noc)

Easter (Veľká Noc)

April 10–13, 2020 • event

This is the time for traditions, an elated atmosphere, and a lot of amusement in Slovakia

Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and Snowboarding

December–April • activity

The Tatras Mountains offer marvelous views, great air, and reasonable prices