12 days in Southern Poland Itinerary

12 days in Southern Poland Itinerary

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12 days in Southern Poland Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Wroclaw
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Karpacz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kudowa-Zdroj
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Oswiecim
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Zakopane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Krakow
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Tallinn

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 20th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town- Historic Center. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Panorama of Raclawice Battle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then get to know the resident critters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, and finally admire the local landmark of Multimedia Fountain at Pergola.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Wroclaw attractions planner .

Tallinn, Estonia to Wroclaw is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tallinn in August, expect nights in Wroclaw to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Karpacz.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium ©
Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium
Walking tours
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island)

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 23rd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Podgornej Waterfall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sniezka, then take some stellar pictures from Centrum Rekreacji i Sportu Kolorowa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parafia Wang.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Karpacz driving holiday planner.

Getting from Wroclaw to Karpacz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Kudowa-Zdroj.

Things to do in Karpacz

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Podgornej Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Sniezka ©
Sniezka
Podgornej Waterfall ©
Podgornej Waterfall
Parafia Wang ©
Parafia Wang

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. On the 24th (Sat), stroll around Park Zdrojowy, then explore the striking landscape of Errant Rocks, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Szczeliniec Wielki, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tron Liczyrzepy.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Kudowa-Zdroj trip planner .

You can drive from Karpacz to Kudowa-Zdroj in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kudowa-Zdroj can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Kudowa-Zdroj

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Tron Liczyrzepy
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Errant Rocks ©
Errant Rocks
Szczeliniec Wielki ©
Szczeliniec Wielki
Park Zdrojowy ©
Park Zdrojowy

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum and Synagogue and then get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Oswiecim online day trip planner .

Drive from Kudowa-Zdroj to Oswiecim in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can 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 26th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Giewont Mountain, then explore the activities along Lake Morskie Oko, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Rusinowa Polana. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku, then take in breathtaking views at Koscielisko Valley, and then take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zakopane driving holiday app .

Getting from Oswiecim to Zakopane by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Zakopane can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tatra National Park, Rusinowa Polana
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Koscielisko Valley ©
Koscielisko Valley
Giewont Mountain ©
Giewont Mountain
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mogielica nature reserve. Explore hidden gems such as Spas and Saltworks garden. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Stare Miasto, examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Krakow trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Zakopane to Krakow in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Krakow, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka, Mogielica nature reserve
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas
Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto

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