16 days in Krakow, Slovakia & Vienna Itinerary

16 days in Krakow, Slovakia & Vienna Itinerary

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Start: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Terchova, Slovakia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Medina, Saudi Arabia

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Krakow: Autodrom Sosnowiec (in Sosnowiec) and Katowice (Osiedle Giszowiec & Nikiszowiec). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, get to know the fascinating history of Planty Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, and take an in-depth tour of HistoryLand.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow trip planner.

Medina, Saudi Arabia to Krakow is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Medina in August; daily highs in Krakow reach 29°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vysoke Tatry.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Katowice, Autodrom Sosnowiec
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas
Nikiszowiec ©
Nikiszowiec

2
nights
Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia

Vysoke Tatry ©
On the 12th (Wed), Head underground at Dobsinska Ice Cave, take a peaceful walk through Slovak Paradise, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Koprovsky stit. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Strbske Pleso Lake and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tatras National Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vysoke Tatry trip planner.

Traveling by car from Krakow to Vysoke Tatry takes 3 hours. Traveling from Krakow in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Vysoke Tatry, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Terchova.

Things to do in Vysoke Tatry

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tatras National Park, Dobsinska Ice Cave, Strbske Pleso Lake, Slovak Paradise
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Slovak Paradise ©
Slovak Paradise
Strbske Pleso Lake ©
Strbske Pleso Lake
Dobsinska Ice Cave ©
Dobsinska Ice Cave

1
night
Terchova, Slovakia

Terchova ©
Terchová is a large village and municipality in the Malá Fatra mountains in the Žilina District in the Žilina Region of northern Slovakia.HistoryThe village was established in 1580, but the area was inhabited even before its establishment. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Veľký Rozsutec and then trek along Janosikove Diery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Terchova trip planner.

You can drive from Vysoke Tatry to Terchova in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Terchova

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Janosikove Diery ©
Janosikove Diery
Veľký Rozsutec ©
Veľký Rozsutec

3
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Escape the urban bustle at Magio Beach and Sad Janka Krala. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Devin Castle and Hlavne Namestie. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Slavin War Memorial, snap pictures at New Bridge (Novy Most), take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, and enjoy breathtaking views from UFO Observation Deck.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bratislava day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Terchova to Bratislava takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In August in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Magio Beach ©
Magio Beach
Sad Janka Krala ©
Sad Janka Krala

5
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wachau Valley and Ringstrasse. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Pfarrkirche zum heiligen Laurentius (in Langenlois) and Melk Abbey (in Melk). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kahlenberg, examine the collection at The Hofburg, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna attractions website.

Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pfarrkirche zum heiligen Laurentius, Wachau Valley, Melk Abbey
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Wachau Valley ©
Wachau Valley
Kahlenberg ©
Kahlenberg
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna

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