17 days in Southern Poland Itinerary

17 days in Southern Poland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Poland trip planner

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Fly to Kraków John Paul II International Airport, Drive to Szczawnica
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Szczawnica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zakopane
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oswiecim
— 1 night
Drive
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Wroclaw
— 3 nights
Drive
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Krakow
— 7 nights
Fly

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Szczawnica

— 2 nights
Szczawnica is a resort town in Nowy Targ County in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pieniński Park Narodowy. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Orthodox Church - Jaworki, take in breathtaking views at Homole Canyon, get great views at Platforma Widokowa, then take in panoramic vistas at Luban mountain viewing tower, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Gora Wdzar.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Szczawnica trip builder site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Szczawnica is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in April; daily highs in Szczawnica reach 15°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Szczawnica

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:

Zakopane

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tatra National Park (Lake Morskie Oko & Rysy Peak). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, take in panoramic vistas at Rusinowa Polana, make a trip to Wiktorówki, and appreciate the views at Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zakopane trip planner.

You can drive from Szczawnica to Zakopane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Zakopane

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:

Oswiecim

— 1 night
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 20th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, and then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum and Synagogue.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oswiecim trip builder app.

Drive from Zakopane to Oswiecim in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Oswiecim, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 20:

Wroclaw

— 3 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.
Spend the 21st (Wed) among pleasant surroundings at Rynek of Wroclaw. There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, meet the residents at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, make a trip to Wroclaw's Dwarfs, and examine the collection at Museum of Architecture.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Wroclaw road trip planning app.

You can drive from Oswiecim to Wroclaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:

Krakow

— 7 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.
Spend the 29th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Krakow journey builder site.

You can drive from Wroclaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April in Krakow, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 3°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 30:

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.