10 days in Southern Poland Itinerary

10 days in Southern Poland Itinerary

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10 days in Southern Poland Itinerary

Start: Katowice
Drive:  2​h
1
Wroclaw
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Gliwice
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Zakopane
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Krakow
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Katowice

2
nights
Wroclaw

Wroclaw ©
Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Family-friendly places like GOjump Park Trampolin - Najwiekszy w Polsce and Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wroclaw: Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu (in Walbrzych) and Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) (in Swidnica). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Rynek we Wroclawiu, make a trip to Wroclaw's Dwarfs, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get a sense of history and politics at Wroclaw Town Hall.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Wroclaw sightseeing planning site .

Katowice to Wroclaw is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Wroclaw can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gliwice.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu, Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy)
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Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium ©
Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Rynek we Wroclawiu

2
nights
Gliwice

Gliwice ©
Gliwice is a city in Upper Silesia, southern Poland, near Katowice. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Rynek, Gliwice, then browse the exhibits of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, and then admire the striking features of Town Hall of Gliwice. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Church of St. Michael the Archangel, get in on the family fun at Nibylandia, and then make a splash at Aquarion Water Park.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gliwice trip builder .

You can drive from Wroclaw to Gliwice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Gliwice sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Gliwice

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Katowice, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Aquarion Water Park
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Aquarion Water Park ©
Aquarion Water Park
Church of St. Michael the Archangel ©

1
night
Zakopane

Zakopane ©
Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, an area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the world behind art at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery, then stroll through Gubalowka Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, and finally hike along Za Bramka Gorge.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zakopane trip planning tool .

You can drive from Gliwice to Zakopane in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Zakopane are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Gubalowka Beach ©
Gubalowka Beach

4
nights
Krakow

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wawel Royal Castle and HistoryLand. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Wieliczka Salt Mine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Krakow route planning website .

Drive from Zakopane to Krakow in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Krakow sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
HistoryLand ©
HistoryLand
Ogrod Zoologiczny ©
Ogrod Zoologiczny

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