8 days in Birmingham & Krakow Itinerary

8 days in Birmingham & Krakow Itinerary

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1
Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
2
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights

4
nights
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Birmingham ©
Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Appreciate the collections at Coffin Works and IWM Duxford. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kenilworth Castle and Cotswolds Distillery. Venture out of the city with trips to Ely (Oliver Cromwell's House & Ely Cathedral), Bath (Bath Abbey & No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath) and St Saviour's Church (in Tetbury). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Goodrich Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, stroll through Upton House & Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Birmingham travel route planning tool.

Manchester to Birmingham is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In March in Birmingham, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shipston on Stour, Ely, Bath, Kenilworth Castle, Upton House & Gardens
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Kenilworth Castle ©
Kenilworth Castle
Goodrich Castle ©
Goodrich Castle
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

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.
Visit Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Cathedral for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lost Souls Alley. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, get a new perspective on nature at Rynek (Old Square) Underground, see the interesting displays at Krakow Pinball Museum, and contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Birmingham to Krakow takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Birmingham to Krakow, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Krakow Pinball Museum ©
Krakow Pinball Museum

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