11 days in Krakow, Zakopane & Katowice Itinerary

11 days in Krakow, Zakopane & Katowice Itinerary

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Krakow
— 6 nights
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Zakopane
— 2 nights
3
Katowice
— 2 nights

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Wawel Royal Castle and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, get some jogging in at Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie, wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Krakow tour itinerary maker.

Valletta, Malta to Krakow is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Valletta in April, with highs in Krakow at 16°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie ©
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie

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Zakopane

Zakopane ©
Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, an area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
On the 11th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Gugu Park Linowy, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, then have fun and explore at Centrum Edukacji Przyrodniczej TPN, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaplica NajSwietszego Serca Jezusa. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Art Gallery Yam, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then examine the collection at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane, and finally explore the world behind art at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zakopane trip planner.

Traveling by car from Krakow to Zakopane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Katowice.

Things to do in Zakopane

Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane ©
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Gugu Park Linowy ©
Gugu Park Linowy

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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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): find something for the whole family at JumpWorld, take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, and then contemplate the long history of Monument to the Scouts of September. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Guitar History Museum, get in on the family fun at Nibylandia, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Warszawa II Observation Tower.

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You can drive from Zakopane to Katowice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. April in Katowice sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Katowice

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Warszawa II Observation Tower ©
Warszawa II Observation Tower

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