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Nový Smokovec
Washington
Day 10
12h 35m
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8,344 km
Day 11
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Travel Tips

Absolutely! A tour to Modra, Pezinok, Stará Turá, and Nový Smokovec will offer you a beautiful exploration of Slovakian culture, history, scenic vineyards, and much more. Here are some travel tips to make your trip a smooth one:

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit these Slovakian towns is from mid-May to September when the weather is pleasant and ideal for outdoor activities.

Route and Accessibility:
From Bratislava, you can easily reach Modra and Pezinok which are less than 40 km away, by train or bus. To reach Stará Turá, you can take a bus from Bratislava, and it would take around 2 hours. For Nový Smokovec, trains from Bratislava are available and take about 4-5 hours. Car hire is also an option.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
Nový Smokovec is located in the High Tatras and is a bit higher in altitude, but most people don't have any issues with it. Still, gauge your own health and comfort.

Accommodation and Booking:
An ample amount of accommodations ranging from luxury hotels to budget stays are available throughout these towns. You should consider booking in advance, especially during the peak travel season.

Clothing and Essentials:
Pack according to the season; light clothes for the summer season, while warm clothes with waterproof boots for winters. Don't forget your hiking shoes if you plan to explore High Tatras.

Health and Safety:
Make sure to bring any necessary medicine, sunscreen in summer, and insect repellant if you plan to do a lot of hiking. Stay on marked trails and respect the wildlife.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Be aware of and comply with local customs and traditions to show respect for their culture. Learning a few basic phrases in Slovak can also be useful.

Enjoy your journey!