7 days in Krakow & Katowice Itinerary

7 days in Krakow & Katowice Itinerary

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Route & dates

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Stare Miasto, contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, and see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Krakow travel route builder website.

If you are flying in from Romania, the closest major aiports are Kraków John Paul II International Airport, Katowice International Airport and Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport. In December in Krakow, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Katowice.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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): get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Scouts of September, and then wander the streets of Nikiszowiec. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the engaging exhibits at Guitar History Museum, appreciate the views at Valley of Three Ponds (Dolina Trzech Stawow), then take in panoramic vistas at Warszawa II Observation Tower, and finally examine the collection at Silesian Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Katowice day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Krakow to Katowice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Katowice are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -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 Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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