14 days in Southern Poland Itinerary

14 days in Southern Poland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Poland holiday planner

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Wroclaw
— 2 nights
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Bielsko-Biala
— 2 nights
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Zakopane
— 4 nights
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Krakow
— 5 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.
On the 5th (Thu), go for a walk through Rynek of Wroclaw. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, get in on the family fun at GOjump Wroclaw Park Trampolin, then make a trip to Wroclaw's Dwarfs, and finally have fun and explore at Museum of Games and Computers of the Past Era (Games Museum).

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Wroclaw route maker website.

Newark, USA to Wroclaw is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Newark in August; daily highs in Wroclaw reach 78°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bielsko-Biala.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Childrens Museums · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Bielsko-Biala

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get in on the family fun at GOjump Bielsko-Biala Trampoline Park, explore the galleries of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, and then pause for some photo ops at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Trzy Lipki, then get in on the family fun at JumpWorld, then cool off at Energylandia, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of John Paul II Square in Wadowice.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bielsko-Biala day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Wroclaw to Bielsko-Biala takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bielsko-Biala can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Bielsko-Biala

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

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Zakopane

— 4 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.
Attractions like Gubalowka and The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zakopane: Tatra National Park (The Black Pond & Lake Morskie Oko). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich, admire the verdant scenery at Dolina Koscieliska, examine the collection at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane, and trek along Orla Perc Trail.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zakopane sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bielsko-Biala to Zakopane in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daytime highs in Zakopane are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Wawel Royal Castle and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Krakow: Grota Lokietka (King's Lokietek Cave) (in Ojcow National Park) and Bolechowicka Valley (in Wielka Wies). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, explore the galleries of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and get a taste of the local shopping with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Krakow trip planner.

Drive from Zakopane to Krakow in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Krakow, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

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Southern Poland travel guide

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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.