10 days in Southern Poland Itinerary

10 days in Southern Poland Itinerary

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10 days in Southern Poland Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Krakow
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Zakopane
— 3 nights
3
Zakopane
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + foot + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Rome

3
nights
Krakow

Krakow ©
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.
Step out of Krakow with an excursion to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, take a stroll through Stare Miasto, contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and pause for some photo ops at Avenue of Stars.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow vacation builder site .

Rome, Italy to Krakow is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in August: high temperatures in Krakow hover around 29°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

3
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Zakopane

Zakopane ©
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 (Wed): admire the striking features of Upside Down House (Dom Do Gory Nogami), then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Morskie Oko, and then take in the awesome beauty at Giewont Mountain. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Wielka Krokiew - Ski Jumping Hill, then cool off at Aqua Park Zakopane, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zakopane driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Krakow to Zakopane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Zakopane, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zakopane.

Things to do in Zakopane

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Lake Morskie Oko
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Giewont Mountain ©
Giewont Mountain
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Aqua Park Zakopane ©
Aqua Park Zakopane

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nights
Zakopane

Zakopane ©
On the 30th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Homole Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pieniński Park Narodowy and then hike along Za Bramka Gorge.

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

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Szczawnica, The Black Pond
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Pieniński Park Narodowy ©
Pieniński Park Narodowy
The Black Pond ©
The Black Pond

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