18 days in Krakow, Zakopane & Prague Itinerary

18 days in Krakow, Zakopane & Prague Itinerary

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1
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
2
Zakopane, Poland
— 4 nights
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 8 nights

4
nights
Krakow, Poland

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Krakow side-trips: Oswiecim (Muzeum Zamek w Oswiecimiu & Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and enjoy some diversion at Cracow Shooting Academy.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Krakow tour planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Krakow is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dammam in May; daily highs in Krakow reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Oswiecim, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Cracow Shooting Academy ©
Cracow Shooting Academy
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

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Zakopane, Poland

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Zakopane side-trips: Tatra National Park (The Black Pond, Lake Morskie Oko, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, explore the world behind art at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery, admire the verdant scenery at Dolina Chocholowska, and examine the collection at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zakopane trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in May, Zakopane is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Zakopane

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tatra National Park, Wiktorówki
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Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane ©
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich
Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich

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nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Prague route planner.

Traveling by car from Zakopane to Prague takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Zakopane in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Prague, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Fun & Games Tours
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

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