5 days in Krakow & Oswiecim Itinerary

5 days in Krakow & Oswiecim Itinerary

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5 days in Krakow & Oswiecim Itinerary

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

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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.
On the 25th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, and then take a stroll through Stare Miasto. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Main Market Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Hall Tower, steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, then have fun at Shooting in Krakow - Cracow Shooting Academy - Strzelnica Krakow, and finally examine the collection at Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Krakowa Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow road trip website .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Kraków John Paul II International Airport, Katowice International Airport and Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport. October in Krakow sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Krakow

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

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Oswiecim

Oswiecim ©
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.
On the 27th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, then pause for some serene contemplation at Minor Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and then make a trip to Family Home of John Paul II. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Castle Museum in Pszczyna, then get great views at Trzy Lipki, and then fly down the slopes at Zar Mountain.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oswiecim tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Krakow to Oswiecim by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In October, daytime highs in Oswiecim are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Historic Sites Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Wadowice, Zar Mountain, Trzy Lipki, Muzeum Zamkowe w Pszczynie
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