4 days in Southern Poland Itinerary

4 days in Southern Poland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Poland sightseeing planner

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Fly
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Katowice
— 1 day
Drive
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Krakow
— 3 nights
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Katowice

— 1 day
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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Rynek, Gliwice.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Katowice travel planner.

Manchester, UK to Katowice is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Katowice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in June, expect nights in Katowice to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Krakow.

Things to do in Katowice

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Krakow

— 3 nights

Slavic Rome

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.
When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately Oswiecim away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

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You can drive from Katowice to Krakow in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Southern Poland travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · History Museums
With mountains lining its southwestern border and Krakow at its center, it’s easy to see why Southern Poland drives tourism in the country. Along the border with Slovakia, the snowy Tatra Mountains loom over the region. Krakow, once the royal capital of Poland, delights architecturally. For history buffs, the city has strong Jewish roots, and the devastation of the Holocaust is still keenly felt in a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, one of the most disturbing and important attractions in the country. Wroclaw, Zakopane, Katowice, and Karpacz are other great places to visit.