15 days in Poland Itinerary

15 days in Poland Itinerary

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15 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Krakow
1
Krakow
— 5 nights
train:  15​min
2
Wieliczka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bukowina Tatrzanska
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Zakopane
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Oswiecim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Krakow

5
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.
Visit Ogrodzieniec Castle and Wawel Cathedral for their historical value. Let the collections at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu) and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera capture your imagination. Explore Krakow's surroundings by going to Gora Zborow - Jaskinia Gleboka w Podlesicach (in Podlesice) and Katowice (Nikiszowiec & Silesian Museum). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, wander the streets of Stare Miasto, see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuary of Divine Mercy.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Krakow tour planning tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Krakow. In August, daytime highs in Krakow are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Wieliczka.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Katowice, Gora Zborow - Jaskinia Gleboka w Podlesicach, Ogrodzieniec Castle
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Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ogrodzieniec Castle ©
Ogrodzieniec Castle

3
nights
Wieliczka

Wieliczka ©
Best known as the site of one of the world's oldest salt mines, Wieliczka receives nearly a million visitors each year.
Wieliczka Salt Mine and Kopalnia Soli Bochnia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kasina Ski & Bike Park and Rynek Gorny. Get out of town with these interesting Wieliczka side-trips: Orawa Ethnographic Park Museum (in Zubrzyca Gorna) and Wisnicz Castle Museum (in Nowy Wisnicz). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location and take in nature's colorful creations at Saltworks garden.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Wieliczka planner .

Wieliczka is just a short distance from Krakow. In August, daily temperatures in Wieliczka can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Bukowina Tatrzanska.

Things to do in Wieliczka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kopalnia Soli Bochnia, Kasina Ski & Bike Park, Orawa Ethnographic Park Museum, Wisnicz Castle Museum
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Kopalnia Soli Bochnia ©
Kopalnia Soli Bochnia
Wisnicz Castle Museum ©
Wisnicz Castle Museum

3
nights
Bukowina Tatrzanska

Bukowina Tatrzanska ©
Bukowina Tatrzańska, is a village in Tatra County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland, close to the border with Slovakia. Take a break from the city and head to Pieniński Park Narodowy and Mogielica nature reserve. Get a sense of the local culture at Czorsztyn Castle and Manors of Lopuszna. Get out of town with these interesting Bukowina Tatrzanska side-trips: Sciezka Ornitologiczna (in Zegiestow-Zdroj), Zaskalnik Watrefall (Wodospad Zaskalnik) (in Szczawnica) and Lake Morskie Oko (in Tatra National Park).

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bukowina Tatrzanska travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Wieliczka to Bukowina Tatrzanska by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Wieliczka in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bukowina Tatrzanska, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Bukowina Tatrzanska

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Szczawnica, Sciezka Ornitologiczna, Lake Morskie Oko, Mogielica nature reserve, Czorsztyn Castle
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Pieniński Park Narodowy ©
Pieniński Park Narodowy
Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko

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 16th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Yam, then kick back and relax at Gubalowka Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Giewont Mountain, and finally stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zakopane trip planner.

Zakopane is just a stone's throw from Bukowina Tatrzanska. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Giewont Mountain ©
Giewont Mountain
Gubalowka Beach ©
Gubalowka Beach
Art Gallery Yam ©
Art Gallery Yam

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, then examine the collection at Muzeum Zamkowe w Pszczynie, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Helper of Christians. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum and Synagogue, appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Market Square, steep yourself in history at John Paul II Square in Wadowice, then make a trip to Family Home of John Paul II, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Minor Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Oswiecim trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Zakopane to Oswiecim takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Wadowice, Muzeum Zamkowe w Pszczynie
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