7 days in Krakow & Katowice Itinerary

7 days in Krakow & Katowice Itinerary

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7 days in Krakow & Katowice Itinerary

Start: Krakow
1
Krakow
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Katowice
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Krakow

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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, wander the streets of Stare Miasto, contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow road trip app .

If you are flying in from Romania, the closest major airports are Kraków John Paul II International Airport, Katowice International Airport and Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

3
nights
Katowice

Katowice ©
Katowice is a city in southwestern Poland, with a population of 299,910 and the center of the Silesian Metropolis, with a population of 2.2 million.Throughout the mid-18th century, Katowice had developed into a village upon the discovery of rich coal reserves in the area. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, then contemplate the long history of Monument to the Scouts of September, and then take a stroll through Nikiszowiec. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the engaging exhibits at Guitar History Museum, appreciate the views at Valley of Three Ponds (Dolina Trzech Stawow), then enjoy breathtaking views from Warszawa II Observation Tower, and finally see the interesting displays at Silesian Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Katowice trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Krakow to Katowice in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Katowice can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Katowice

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Ogrodzieniec Castle
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Silesian Museum ©
Silesian Museum
Nikiszowiec ©
Nikiszowiec

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