7 days in Krakow & Zakopane Itinerary

7 days in Krakow & Zakopane Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Krakow
— 3 nights
2
Zakopane
— 3 nights

3
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.
Step out of Krakow with an excursion to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim--about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Stare Miasto, visit Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, and admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow trip planning website.

If you are flying in from Malta, the closest major aiports are Kraków John Paul II International Airport, Katowice International Airport and Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport. December in Krakow sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto
Kazmierz The Former Jewish District ©
Kazmierz The Former Jewish District

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku, then explore the activities along Lake Morskie Oko, then make a trip to Wielka Krokiew - Ski Jumping Hill, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Yam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, enjoy the sand and surf at Gubalowka Beach, then don't miss a visit to Krupowki Street, and finally admire the striking features of Upside Down House (Dom Do Gory Nogami).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Zakopane travel route planner.

Getting from Krakow to Zakopane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Krakow in December, with highs in Zakopane at 1°C and lows at -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Lake Morskie Oko
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Gubalowka Beach ©
Gubalowka Beach
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Krupowki Street ©
Krupowki Street

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