12 days in Southern Poland Itinerary

12 days in Southern Poland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Poland vacation planner

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Wroclaw
— 2 nights
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Zator
— 2 nights
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Krakow
— 5 nights
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Zakopane
— 2 nights
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Wroclaw

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Rynek of Wroclaw. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Panorama Raclawicka, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then get to know the resident critters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium.

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

Tel Aviv, Israel to Wroclaw is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Wroclaw, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Wroclaw, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zator.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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Zator

— 2 nights
Zator is an old town on the Skawa river within Oświęcim County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship in southern Poland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Zatorland and then find something for the whole family at Energylandia.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zator online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wroclaw to Zator takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Krakow.

Things to do in Zator

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Krakow

— 5 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wawel Royal Castle and St. Mary's Basilica. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine, take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, and examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Krakow trip builder app.

Getting from Zator to Krakow by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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Zakopane

— 2 nights

Winter Capital of Poland

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 18th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Morskie Oko, make a trip to Wiktorówki, and then take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test the waters at Chocholowskie Termy.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Zakopane route planner.

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 August, Zakopane is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Zakopane

Fun & Games · Spas · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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.