7 days in Zakopane, Warsaw & Krakow Itinerary

7 days in Zakopane, Warsaw & Krakow Itinerary

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7 days in Zakopane, Warsaw & Krakow Itinerary

Start: Wroclaw
Bus:  5 h 45 min
1
Zakopane
— 2 nights
Bus + Train:  5 h
2
Warsaw
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Krakow
— 2 nights
End: Krakow

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku, and then don't miss a visit to Wielka Krokiew - Ski Jumping Hill. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Morskie Oko, admire the masterpieces at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery, and then examine the collection at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane.

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

Wroclaw to Zakopane is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Wroclaw in December; daily highs in Zakopane reach 1°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Warsaw.

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
Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko

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nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre, take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science, and have some family-friendly fun at Room Escape Warszawa.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw trip builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Zakopane to Warsaw in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zakopane in December, expect Warsaw to be somewhat warmer, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Room Escape Warszawa ©
Room Escape Warszawa
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

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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.
On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera and then take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Krakow holiday builder .

Take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January in Krakow, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

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