8 days in Southern Poland Itinerary

8 days in Southern Poland Itinerary

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8 days in Southern Poland Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Krakow
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Kudowa-Zdroj
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Karpacz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Wroclaw
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Budapest

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like HistoryLand and Eros Bound. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wieliczka Salt Mine and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, and take in panoramic vistas at Town Hall Tower.

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Budapest, Hungary to Krakow is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. December in Krakow sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Kudowa-Zdroj.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Tron Liczyrzepy, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Szczeliniec Wielki, then explore the striking landscape of Errant Rocks, and finally stroll around Park Zdrojowy.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kudowa-Zdroj itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Krakow to Kudowa-Zdroj in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Karpacz.

Things to do in Kudowa-Zdroj

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Karpacz

Karpacz ©
Karpacz sits on the slopes of towering Mount Sniezka and draws visitors with its pristine natural scenery.
On the 19th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Prince Henry's Castle, take in the dramatic scenery at Wodospad Szklarki, admire the sheer force of Kamienczyk Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Podgornej Waterfall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parafia Wang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Centrum Rekreacji i Sportu Kolorowa, look for all kinds of wild species at Sniezka, and then browse the exhibits of Ducal Tower in Siedlecin.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Karpacz trip planner .

Drive from Kudowa-Zdroj to Karpacz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Karpacz

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Szklarska Poreba, Prince Henry's Castle, Ducal Tower in Siedlecin, Podgornej Waterfall
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Kamienczyk Waterfall ©
Kamienczyk Waterfall
Wodospad Szklarki ©
Wodospad Szklarki
Sniezka ©
Sniezka

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Panorama of Raclawice Battle, get to know the fascinating history of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, then make a trip to Anonymous Pedestrians, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town- Historic Center.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Wroclaw trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Karpacz to Wroclaw in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Wroclaw can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wroclaw

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

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