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:  45​min
1
Oswiecim
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Zakopane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Krakow
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Wroclaw
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Karpacz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Kudowa-Zdroj
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Katowice

1
day
Oswiecim

Oswiecim ©
Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum and Synagogue and then steep yourself in history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Oswiecim trip builder website .

Katowice to Oswiecim is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train. August in Oswiecim sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Giewont Mountain, then explore the activities along Lake Morskie Oko, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Rusinowa Polana. On your second day here, trek along Za Bramka Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, then kick back and relax at Gubalowka Beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zakopane vacation planner .

You can drive from Oswiecim to Zakopane in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Zakopane are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rusinowa Polana, Lake Morskie Oko
Highlights from your plan
Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko
Giewont Mountain ©
Giewont Mountain
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and HistoryLand. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Zakopane to Krakow by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
HistoryLand ©
HistoryLand
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Panorama of Raclawice Battle, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then get to know the resident critters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, and finally make a trip to Multimedia Fountain at Pergola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Archikatedra pw. Sw. Jana Chrzciciela we Wroclawiu, get to know the fascinating history of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Cross, then get in on the family fun at Kolejkowo, then get a sense of history and politics at Wroclaw Town Hall, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town- Historic Center.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Wroclaw sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Krakow to Wroclaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Wroclaw can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Karpacz.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island)
Kolejkowo ©
Kolejkowo
Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium ©
Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium

1
night
Karpacz

Karpacz ©
Karpacz sits on the slopes of towering Mount Sniezka and draws visitors with its pristine natural scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Podgornej Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at Sniezka, then get to know the resident critters at Papugarnia Karpacz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parafia Wang, and finally take some stellar pictures from Centrum Rekreacji i Sportu Kolorowa.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Karpacz road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Wroclaw to Karpacz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kudowa-Zdroj.

Things to do in Karpacz

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Podgornej Waterfall, Papugarnia Karpacz
Highlights from your plan
Sniezka ©
Sniezka
Centrum Rekreacji i Sportu Kolorowa ©
Podgornej Waterfall ©
Podgornej Waterfall

1
night
Kudowa-Zdroj

Kudowa-Zdroj ©
Kudowa-Zdrój or simply Kudowa, is a town located below the Table Mountains in Kłodzko County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in the southwestern part of Poland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tron Liczyrzepy, then identify plant and animal life at Szczeliniec Wielki, then take in the awesome beauty at Errant Rocks, and finally stroll through Park Zdrojowy.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kudowa-Zdroj road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Karpacz to Kudowa-Zdroj takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kudowa-Zdroj

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Tron Liczyrzepy
Highlights from your plan
Szczeliniec Wielki ©
Szczeliniec Wielki
Errant Rocks ©
Errant Rocks
Park Zdrojowy ©
Park Zdrojowy

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