8 days in Krakow & Zakopane Itinerary

8 days in Krakow & Zakopane Itinerary

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1
Krakow
— 5 nights
2
Zakopane
— 2 nights

5
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.
Eat Polska Krakow Food & Vodka Tours has been added to your itinerary. When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately Oswiecim away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Krakow trip planner.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Krakow is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. September in Krakow sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Morskie Oko, and then admire the masterpieces at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Giewont Mountain and then see the interesting displays at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zakopane trip site.

Drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Zakopane, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zakopane

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lake Morskie Oko
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Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane ©
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Giewont Mountain ©
Giewont Mountain

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