9 days in Katowice, Krakow & Warsaw Itinerary

9 days in Katowice, Krakow & Warsaw Itinerary

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9 days in Katowice, Krakow & Warsaw Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
train:  2​h 30​min
1
Katowice
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Krakow
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Warsaw
— 4 nights
End: Warsaw

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Szyb Wilson Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the History of Katowice, then see the interesting displays at Willa Caro - Gliwice Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and then examine the collection at Museum of Computer and Information Technology.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Katowice day trip planning site .

Warsaw to Katowice is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Katowice are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Katowice

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Willa Caro - Gliwice Museum, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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3
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.
Spend the 27th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Krakow Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny), make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow travel route planner .

You can drive from Katowice to Krakow in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Krakow are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Plock (Museum of Masovia, Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Plock, & more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), explore the engaging exhibits at Dollhouse Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Warsaw trip planner .

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Warsaw sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Plock
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

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