60 days in Southern Poland & Vysoke Tatry Itinerary

60 days in Southern Poland & Vysoke Tatry Itinerary

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60 days in Southern Poland & Vysoke Tatry Itinerary

Start: Riga, Latvia
car:  55​h
1
Krakow, Poland
— 50 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Zakopane, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Oswiecim, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Wroclaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Riga, Latvia

50
nights
Krakow, Poland

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wawel Royal Castle and Ogrod Zoologiczny. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, get your game on at Bubble Football & More by Bumper Ball Experiences, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

Before you visit Krakow, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Riga, Latvia to Krakow is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riga to Krakow is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You will leave for Vysoke Tatry on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Ogrod Zoologiczny ©
Ogrod Zoologiczny

3
nights
Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia

Vysoke Tatry ©
Explore Vysoke Tatry's surroundings by going to Dobsinska Ice Cave (in Dobsina), Tatras National Park (in Tatranska Lomnica) and Slovak Paradise (in Spisska Nova Ves).

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vysoke Tatry trip planner.

You can drive from Krakow to Vysoke Tatry in 3 hours. Traveling from Krakow in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 12°C in Vysoke Tatry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Zakopane.

Things to do in Vysoke Tatry

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Dobsinska Ice Cave, Hornad Canyon, Slovak Paradise, Strbske Pleso Lake, Long Waterfall
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Dobsinska Ice Cave ©
Dobsinska Ice Cave
Slovak Paradise ©
Slovak Paradise
Tatras National Park ©
Tatras National Park

1
night
Zakopane, Poland

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 10th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Giewont Mountain, then take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, then kick back and relax at Gubalowka Beach, and finally examine the collection at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zakopane trip planner.

Drive from Vysoke Tatry to Zakopane in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Beaches
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Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Gubalowka Beach ©
Gubalowka Beach
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane ©
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane

1
night
Oswiecim, Poland

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 11th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, stroll around Planty Park, and then find something for the whole family at Zatorland.

Before you visit Oswiecim, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Zakopane to Oswiecim in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Zatorland
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Zatorland ©
Zatorland
Planty Park ©
Planty Park

2
nights
Wroclaw, Poland

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.
On the 12th (Sun), make a trip to Rynek we Wroclawiu and then don't miss a visit to Wroclaw's Dwarfs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): walk around Park Poludniowy, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, and then get in on the family fun at GOjump Park Trampolin - Najwiekszy w Polsce.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Wroclaw day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Oswiecim to Wroclaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium ©
Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Rynek we Wroclawiu

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