5 days in Krakow & Katowice Itinerary

5 days in Krakow & Katowice Itinerary

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5 days in Krakow & Katowice Itinerary

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

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Planty Park as well as The Barbican (Barbakan). Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airports are Kraków John Paul II International Airport, Katowice International Airport and Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport. April in Krakow sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Katowice.

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
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

1
day
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. On the 5th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Monument to the Scouts of September, then enjoy breathtaking views from Warszawa II Observation Tower, then examine the collection at Silesian Museum, and finally appreciate the views at Valley of Three Ponds (Dolina Trzech Stawow).

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Katowice online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Krakow to Katowice in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Katowice

Museums Nature Parks
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Silesian Museum ©
Silesian Museum
Warszawa II Observation Tower ©
Warszawa II Observation Tower

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