We will be traveling to Slovakia this fall. After flying into Budapest we will be taking a train to Kosice. There we will be renting a car and driving across Slovakia to Bratislava for 4 days. I am hoping to visit my grandparent's hometowns of Mokrá Lúka (outside of Revúca) and Bohunice.
The plan right now:
- Kosice 2 nights
- Banska Bystrica 1 night
- Bratislava 1 night fly out via Vienna
Questions for the forum (any advice welcome)
- Is the timing of driving, seeing some sights along the way, manageable? Any other driving tips?
- Is Banska Bystrica a good place for an overnight—arriving late afternoon, see the town, having some dinner, sleep and head out to Bratislava the next day? Is there a better place to stop? Or would you recommend driving straight to Bratislava and staying 2 nights, to see more of Bratislava?
- Any recommended tour guides for a walking tour or historical/cultural site? Or a guide who has worked with genealogy and Slovak diaspora?
Thank you for your help! Typcially we have more from Rick Steves' to work with!