8 days in Krakow & Zakopane Itinerary

8 days in Krakow & Zakopane Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Krakow
— 2 nights
2
Zakopane
— 5 nights

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral and then browse the exhibits of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, then see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley, and finally engage your brain at HistoryLand.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow travel route planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Kraków John Paul II International Airport, Katowice International Airport and Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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HistoryLand ©
HistoryLand
Lost Souls Alley ©
Lost Souls Alley

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Giewont Mountain and Czarny Staw Gasienicowy. Step off the beaten path and head to Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane and Ku Dziurze Gorge. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, examine the collection at Karol Szymanowski Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery, and get in on the family fun at Gugu Park Linowy.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zakopane online trip planner.

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 August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zakopane, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zakopane

Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Wiktorówki
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Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane ©
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane
Giewont Mountain ©
Giewont Mountain
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka

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