14 days in Eastern Poland & Southern Poland Itinerary

14 days in Eastern Poland & Southern Poland Itinerary

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Lublin
— 2 nights
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Krakow
— 3 nights
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Zakopane
— 2 nights
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Oswiecim
— 1 night
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Kudowa-Zdroj
— 1 night
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Karpacz
— 1 night
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Wroclaw
— 3 nights
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Lublin

— 2 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lublin Old Town and The Lublin Open Air Village Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Majdanek State Museum and Rynek Wielki w ZamoSciu. Venture out of the city with trips to Zamosc (Ratusz w Zamosciu & Old Town) and Korzeniowy Dol Gorge (in Kazimierz Dolny).

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Vilnius, Lithuania to Lublin is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Lublin is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Lublin are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Lublin

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

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Krakow

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Planty Park and Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow. Get some cultural insight at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Royal Castle. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, make a trip to Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and browse the exhibits of Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius.

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Traveling by car from Lublin to Krakow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Krakow are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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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.
On the 31st (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Giewont Mountain, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Morskie Oko, and then explore the world behind art at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Zamek w Niedzicy Dunajec, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, and then examine the collection at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane.

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You can drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Krakow in July since evenings lows in Zakopane dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Zakopane

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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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 2nd (Mon): find something for the whole family at Energylandia and then get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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Drive from Zakopane to Oswiecim in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Oswiecim, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kudowa-Zdroj.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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Kudowa-Zdroj

— 1 night
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 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Park Zdrojowy, then take in the awesome beauty at Szczeliniec Wielki, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bledne Skaly.

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Drive from Oswiecim to Kudowa-Zdroj in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kudowa-Zdroj can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Karpacz.

Things to do in Kudowa-Zdroj

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Karpacz

— 1 night
Karpacz sits on the slopes of towering Mount Sniezka and draws visitors with its pristine natural scenery.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Zamek Chojnik, admire the engineering at Dam on Lomnica, and then admire the striking features of Parafia Wang.

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Traveling by car from Kudowa-Zdroj to Karpacz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Karpacz

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town- Historic Center and Archikatedra pw. Sw. Jana Chrzciciela we Wroclawiu. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) and Panorama Raclawicka. Change things up with these side-trips from Wroclaw: Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu (in Walbrzych) and Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) (in Swidnica). Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Multimedia Fountain at Pergola, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at KoSciol OpatrznoSci Bozej we Wroclawiu.

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Traveling by car from Karpacz to Wroclaw takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Wroclaw, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

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Eastern Poland travel guide

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Southern Poland travel guide

4.5
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.