I am planning 9 days in Slovakia (Sept 16 - Sept 24) as part of a 9 week trip around Central Europe.
I will be arriving from Krakow and continuing to Budapest.
I am mostly interesting in input on the road trip after I pickup the rental car on Sept 18.
I have a rough schedule but am open to all suggestions and comments.
Slovakia (9 days)
(Sept 16) - Krakow (7:00) to Poprad (10:00), LEO Express - LEM4201
(Sept 16,17) Starý Smokovec
(Sept 18 - Sept 22) Car Rental Poprad to Poprad. Sept 18 am - Sept 22pm
Poprad to Orava Castle (1 1/2 hr)
to Cicmany (2 hr)
to Trencin (1 hr) 1 st night, Sept 18
Banska Stiavnica 2nd night, Sept 19
to Krasna Horka Castle (2 1/2 hr)
to Kosice 3rd/4th night, Sept 20,21
to Spis Castle
Perhaps drive to Levoca the evening of Sept 21, then can visit Spis Castle and Levoca; making it back to Popard to catch the 15:26 train to Bratislava.
to Poprad - Return rental
(Sept 22) Train Poprad to Bratislava.
IC 524 (Carrier ZSSK) 1st Class: 24.5E
Poprad-Tatry to Bratislava hl.st. Departure 18:34 Arrival 22:17 3 hr 43 min
R 610 (Carrier ZSSK) 1st Class: 19.72E
Poprad-Tatry to Bratislava hl.st. Departure 15:26 Arrival 19:57 4 hr 31 min
(Sept 22,23) Bratislava - 2 nights
Bratislava panorama cruise cost 5,5 Eur (45 minutes)
(Sept 24) Train Bratislava to Budapest, 2 1/2 hr, 17:53 or 19:53)