9 days in Krakow & Warsaw Itinerary

9 days in Krakow & Warsaw Itinerary

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9 days in Krakow & Warsaw Itinerary

Start: Shannon
plane:  2​h
1
Krakow
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Warsaw
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
End: Shannon

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.
You've now added Krakow Free Walkative Tour to your itinerary. When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, take a stroll through Stare Miasto, examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Krakow visit planner.

Shannon, Ireland to Krakow is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Muzeum Fryderyka Chopina as well as Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, get curious at Copernicus Science Centre, contemplate the long history of Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), and enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Warsaw travel planning app .

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

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