17 days in Poland Itinerary

17 days in Poland Itinerary

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17 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Gliwice
1
Gliwice
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Katowice
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Krakow
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Zakopane
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Gliwice

3
nights
Gliwice

Gliwice ©
Gliwice is a city in Upper Silesia, southern Poland, near Katowice. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): go deep underground at Guido Mine and Coal Mining Museum, examine the collection at Radiostacja Gliwice, then make a trip to Cathedral Church of St’s. Peter and Paul, then admire the striking features of Town Hall of Gliwice, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Rynek, Gliwice. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Kolejkowo - Wonderful world in miniature!, then steep yourself in history at The Palace and Park Pławniowice, then examine the collection at Willa Caro - Gliwice Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Palmiarnia Miejska.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Gliwice. In December, daily temperatures in Gliwice can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Katowice.

Things to do in Gliwice

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Guido Mine and Coal Mining Museum
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Willa Caro - Gliwice Museum ©
Willa Caro - Gliwice Museum
Guido Mine and Coal Mining Museum ©
Guido Mine and Coal Mining Museum

3
nights
Katowice

Katowice ©
Katowice is a city in southwestern Poland, with a population of 299,910 and the center of the Silesian Metropolis, with a population of 2.2 million.Throughout the mid-18th century, Katowice had developed into a village upon the discovery of rich coal reserves in the area. Explore Katowice's surroundings by going to Jasna Gora (in Czestochowa), Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau (in Oswiecim) and Czantoria (in Ustron). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Nibylandia, buy something for everyone on your list at Supersam, hit the slopes at Adam Malysz Ski Jump Hill, and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Scouts of September.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Katowice online route planner .

Katowice is very close to Gliwice. In December, daily temperatures in Katowice can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Katowice

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Adam Malysz Ski Jump Hill, Jasna Gora, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Ogrodzieniec Castle
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Jasna Gora ©
Jasna Gora
Silesian Museum ©
Silesian Museum

6
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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip maker site .

You can drive from Katowice to Krakow in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Krakow, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Morskie Oko (in Tatra National Park), Pieniński Park Narodowy (in Szczawnica) and Kotelnica Bialczanska (in Bialka Tatrzanska). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, fly down the slopes at Jaworzyna Krynicka, make a splash at Aqua Park Zakopane, and make a trip to Wielka Krokiew - Ski Jumping Hill.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zakopane road trip site .

You can drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zakopane, with lows of -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Rusinowa Polana, Jaworzyna Krynicka, Pieniński Park Narodowy, Lake Morskie Oko, Kotelnica Bialczanska
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Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane ©
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko

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