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Lesser Poland
Lesser Poland
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Lesser Poland Scenic Drive

Cracow - Kazimierz - Wieliczka - Bochnia - Nowy Wiśnicz - Lipnica Murowana - Tarnów

Expect on your Lesser Poland Scenic Drive Itinerary

Historical sites
Benefit-stress ratio
Urban life
Culture
Landscape
Comfort
Road conditions
Security
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  • Motorhome Site
  • Hotels
  • Beach
  • Culture
  • Historical sites
  • Landscape
  • Camping
  • Restaurants
6 Stages 83 mi 0.5 h/stage

Best months to drive Lesser Poland Scenic Drive in Poland

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Lesser Poland Road Trip Itinerary

Lesser Poland Scenic Drive is an excellent treat for avid fans of road excursions. This road trip is an answer to the needs of family. The road tour runs through such places as Cracow, Wieliczka, and Bochnia. The trip described in this article was planed for 2 days of travel, but drivers can also complete it in 1. Remember that if you are charmed with the picturesqueness of what Poland offers, you can always extend your road trip. If you are wondering about the time spent behind the wheel, it will be around 0.5 hours each day, and you will cover 83mi . Sit comfortably in the driver’s seat and let’s begin set out!
2 number of days
83 mi route length
moderate budget
family good for
on the right traffic direction
moderate accident level
Lesser Poland Scenic Drive offers a perfect option to spend some quality time with Mother Nature, offering plenty of opportunities to admire breathtaking natural jewels. The road trip is a great opportunity to see a number of exciting attractions relatively stress-free and for a reasonable price. It gives you a lot of options to learn more on the culture of Poland. While on Lesser Poland Scenic Drive, holidayers will also have an excellent option to visit multiple brilliant historical sites. Tourists will have an equal opportunity to see the urban life, as the trip also passes through numerous cities. Tourists will be pleased with this journey, as it is rather budget-friendly owing to a minimum number of amenities. When it comes to road conditions in Poland, the traffic in Poland is characterised by a moderate number of accidents. Remember to always be driving on the right. The best time to travel is between May and September.

  Cracow
Distance: 83 mi, Driving time: 3.6 h, Pace: slow
Airports: KRK

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1 Cracow - Kazimierz
Distance: 9 mi, Driving time: 0.6 h, Pace: slow
junction of road trips UNESCO World Heritage Site interesting  historic site accommodation options camper parking available trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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2 Kazimierz - Wieliczka
Distance: 8 mi, Driving time: 0.4 h, Pace: slow
junction of road trips UNESCO World Heritage Site interesting  historic site accommodation options camper parking available trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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3 Wieliczka - Bochnia
Distance: 26 mi, Driving time: 0.5 h, Pace: fast
junction of road trips UNESCO World Heritage Site interesting  historic site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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4 Bochnia - Nowy Wiśnicz
Distance: 5 mi, Driving time: 0.2 h, Pace: slow
interesting  historic site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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5 Nowy Wiśnicz - Lipnica Murowana
Distance: 6 mi, Driving time: 0.2 h, Pace: modest
junction of road trips UNESCO World Heritage Site interesting  historic site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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6 Lipnica Murowana - Tarnów
Distance: 30 mi, Driving time: 1.7 h, Pace: slow
junction of road trips accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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  Tarnów
Airports: KRK

Lesser Poland Road Trip Summary

Surely, the presented journey idea has become a perfect inspiration for your future holiday excursions.
Our tour can be used as a template that can be recreated in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with original attractions of your choice.
If travelling by car is your plan when exploring highlights around Poland, there are a number of important road rules to follow and a number of things to bear in mind to ensure safety. These tips will also become useful for holidaymakers who are interested in car rental or renting a camper in Poland.
It is important to obey the local traffic regulations when on a tour around Poland. Alcohol is best to be avoided at any price when Poland is your travel destination. Holidayers ought to remember that the permitted consumption limit is rather low and cannot exceed 0.2‰. Exceeding the maximum speed limit, which is 31mph, when driving around the urban areas may result in speeding offence. The maximum car speed around rural areas is 56mph. Keep in mind that the allowed speed is 87mph on highways in Poland. In order to stay safe, it is best to drive with your headlights on at daytime and equip your vehicle with a first aid kit and fire extinguisher.
One of the decisive factors when scheduling an itinerary is costs. Depending on the budget option that you select, the amount of money that you have to spend during the whole adventure will vary. Below, you will find the budget possibilities.
We estimate that the cheapest offer when it comes to gasoline to cover the planned 7 stages across Poland may be roughly 9 GBP. Economy accommodation options may cost holidaymakers more or less 77 GBP. If this option is your target, you will spend about 51 GBP on restaurants and food. Travellers will have to pay around 26 GBP if they go for the cheapest rental car option as well. Thus, going for vehicle rental will increase the expenses of the road trip from approximately 137 GBP to approximately 162 GBP.
Travellers who are looking for greater comfort and the standard option will pay around 17 GBP for the fuel needed to cover the road trip. If you are into standard accommodation options, you should remember that the expenses may amount up to roughly 103 GBP. Tourists can expect that the standard option in terms of food and restaurants will cost around 68 GBP. Travellers who want to cover the tour in a standard hire vehicle should expect a cost of around 51 GBP. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay around 239 GBP for the whole tour, whereas those who are not interested in vehicle rental will spend approximately 188 GBP.
The available premium offer has been prepared for the most demanding tourists. When it comes to this offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total about 376 GBP for holidaymakers who are considering vehicle hire and 188 GBP for those who do not need a hire vehicle. Travellers who would like to cover the road trip in a premium rental vehicle can expect a cost of roughly 85 GBP. If you are interested in the premium version of the itinerary, you need to spend the maximum of 17 GBP to cover the planned mileage. Travellers who will go for top services in all aspects of their tour should expect to pay approximately 103 GBP for food and restaurants and about 171 GBP for overnight stays.
Lesser Poland Scenic Drive will also become interesting for all camper fans, as it can be easily adjusted to their needs. When it comes to this travel means, the expenses may amount to approximately 256 GBP. If you are wondering about the gasoline costs for the whole tour, they will amount to more or less 17 GBP. Holidaymakers who will go for camper rental should expect to pay around 43 GBP for overnight stays and approximately 51 GBP for expenses connected with food.
The section Road Trip Costs presents all the mentioned details in an easy to follow manner.
The best travel opportunity when exploring the part of Poland described in our Lesser Poland Scenic Drive is between May and September. There are multiple beautiful scenic drives and road trips that we offer on our website if you’d like to see other of our road trip opportunities. We hope that the great diversity of options will surely cater to the needs of the most demanding travellers.
  • Road Trip Costs
  • How much does it cost to go on a Lesser Poland Scenic Drive in Poland?
  • Economy
    Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 26 GBP
    • drive & more 9 GBP
    • sleep & more 77 GBP
    • eat & more 51 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 137 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 162 GBP
  • Standard
    Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 51 GBP
    • drive & more 17 GBP
    • sleep & more 103 GBP
    • eat & more 68 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 188 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 239 GBP
  • Premium
    High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 85 GBP
    • drive & more 17 GBP
    • sleep & more 171 GBP
    • eat & more 103 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 291 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 376 GBP
  • Camper
    On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self cooking. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 256 GBP
    • drive & more 17 GBP
    • sleep & more 43 GBP
    • eat & more 51 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 111 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 368 GBP

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Facts for safer driving in Poland

drink drive limit
0.2
max speed urban
31 mph
max speed rural
56 mph
max speed highway
87 mph
headlights at daytime
on
fire extinguisher
yes
tolls
yes
seat belts
yes