14 days in Southern Poland Itinerary

14 days in Southern Poland Itinerary

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Fly
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Krakow
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zakopane
— 4 nights
Drive
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Oswiecim
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wroclaw
— 3 nights
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Krakow

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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Krakow trip website.

London, UK to Krakow is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Krakow is 1 hour. In January, Krakow is slightly colder than London - with highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums

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4
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Zakopane

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Zakopane side-trips: Kaniowka Ski Area (in Bialka Tatrzanska) and Tatra National Park (The Black Pond, Rysy Peak, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, make a trip to Wielka Krokiew - Ski Jumping Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rusinowa Polana, and stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zakopane day trip planner.

You can drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zakopane when traveling from Krakow in January, with lows around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
On the 26th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Lutheran Parish Church of Jesus, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Market Square, and then appreciate the history behind Pomnik Reksia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Zamek Museum, get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, and then take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum and Synagogue.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Oswiecim online tour planner.

Getting from Zakopane to Oswiecim by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Zakopane in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Oswiecim, with lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Wroclaw

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.
Spend the 28th (Thu) among pleasant surroundings at Rynek of Wroclaw. There's lots more to do: get curious at Museum of Games and Computers of the Past Era (Games Museum), take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum in Wroclaw, find something for the whole family at GOjump Wroclaw Park Trampolin, and get to know the resident critters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium.

For maps and tourist information, read our Wroclaw trip builder site.

You can drive from Oswiecim to Wroclaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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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.