15 days in Lesser Poland Province Itinerary

15 days in Lesser Poland Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lesser Poland Province route planner

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Krakow
— 5 nights
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Wieliczka
— 3 nights
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Bukowina Tatrzanska
— 3 nights
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Zakopane
— 1 night
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Oswiecim
— 2 nights
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Gora Zborow - Jaskinia Gleboka w Podlesicach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Planty Park and Nikiszowiec. Venture out of the city with trips to Silesian Museum (in Katowice) and Ogrodzieniec Castle (in Ogrodzieniec). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, explore the world behind art at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuary of Divine Mercy, and take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Krakow trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Kraków John Paul II International Airport, Katowice International Airport and Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Wieliczka.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Wieliczka

— 3 nights
Best known as the site of one of the world's oldest salt mines, Wieliczka receives nearly a million visitors each year.
Wieliczka Salt Mine and Rynek Gorny will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kopalnia Soli Bochnia and Wisnicz Castle Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Orawa Ethnographic Park Museum (in Zubrzyca Gorna) and Kasina Ski & Bike Park (in Mszana Dolna). There's still lots to do: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location and admire the natural beauty at Saltworks garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Wieliczka trip itinerary planning app.

Wieliczka is very close to Krakow. In August, daily temperatures in Wieliczka can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bukowina Tatrzanska.

Things to do in Wieliczka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:

Bukowina Tatrzanska

— 3 nights
Bukowina Tatrzańska, is a village in Tatra County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland, close to the border with Slovakia. Get some cultural insight at Czorsztyn Castle and Dwor w Lopusznej. Get in touch with nature at Pieniński Park Narodowy and Zaskalnik Watrefall (Wodospad Zaskalnik). Change things up with these side-trips from Bukowina Tatrzanska: Mogielica Nature Reserve (in Dobra) and Lake Morskie Oko (in Tatra National Park).

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Drive from Wieliczka to Bukowina Tatrzanska in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Wieliczka in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bukowina Tatrzanska, with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Bukowina Tatrzanska

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Zakopane

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Yam, then get outside with Gubalowka Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Giewont Mountain, and finally stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zakopane travel planner.

Zakopane is just a stone's throw from Bukowina Tatrzanska. In August in Zakopane, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Oswiecim

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, then see the interesting displays at Muzeum Zamkowe w Pszczynie, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Helper of Christians. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum and Synagogue, get to know the fascinating history of Main Market Square, get to know the fascinating history of John Paul II Square in Wadowice, then steep yourself in history at Family Home of John Paul II, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Minor Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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You can drive from Zakopane to Oswiecim in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Oswiecim sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Lesser Poland Province travel guide

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Taking its name from the larger historical region, Lesser Poland Province, or voivodeship, is often seen as the hub of all things Polish. The provincial capital Krakow offers up nearly a millennium's worth of royal and political history. Beyond Krakow, be sure to include historical cities Zakopane, Krynica, Koscielisko, and Bukowina Tatrzanska in your holiday itinerary. The mostly hilly province is full of national parks, high mountain ranges, underground waters and spas, medieval castles, and cultural museums. Dozens of World Heritage Sites are spread throughout the province, from medieval wooden churches and the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine to Wawel castle in Krakow and the monastery of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska.