Central SlovakiaSlovakia is bounded by the Czech Republic and Poland to the north, and Hungary to the south.
Banská Bystricawas one of the most important mining towns of Hungarian part of Austro-Hungarian Empire; beautiful restored square, many churches, castles and museums and memorial of the Slovak National Uprising
Banská ŠtiavnicaThis medieval mining town in central Slovakia is a UNESCO World Heritage site
Dolný KubínOrava castle, skiing in the nearby mountains.
PúchovVery peaceful spa town surrounded by magnificent Mala Fatra National Park
Liptovský MikulášHistorical centre of Liptov, it is located between High Tatras and Low Tatras, near the Liptovská Mara dam.
Rajecké TepliceSpa area.
RužomberokOn the first sight an industrial city, providing plethora of hiking and relaxation possibilities; includes the UNESCO-listed folk village of .
ŽilinaFourth biggest city with a well preserved historical city centre influenced by German architecture and unique museum of the tinker´s culture located at the Budatín castle
D1 and R1 highways connect most of the biggest cities, except the mountainous area between Žilina and Liptovský Mikuláš, where work is still ongoing. Traffic jams occur there in the rush hours (mostly Friday and Sundays afternoon).
Likava castle ruins
Liptov village museumA reconstruction of a historical village destroyed while creating Liptovská Mara dam.
Modrý Kameň castle ruinsThis 13th-century castle of gothic-renaissance style is placed in a town of the same name. Nowadays, a museum of dolls and toys can be visited here.
Zvolen CastleA castle standing on a low hill. Slovak National Gallery collections displayed.
The area is a great place to go hiking and skiing. Check e.g. Ružomberok or Liptovský Mikuláš.
Choč MountainsPretty ravines and great overview from the top of the main mountain.
Little FatraPeaks like Veľký Rozsutec, or ravine Jánošíkove diery make this area very worth the day or two of stay.
Muranska planina National Park.
- Beskydy (Orava Beskids)
PoľanaMany thousand years ago, this was one of the biggest Earth's strato-volcanoes, with diameter approx. 18km. Nowadays though, it's completely forested and suitable for easy hiking.
Low TatrasSkiing, multi-day hiking and caves.