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:  3​h
1
Krakow
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Warsaw
— 3 nights
plane:  4​h 30​min
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.
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Planty Park and Ogrodzieniec Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Wieliczka Salt Mine. Change things up with these side-trips from Krakow: Market Square (in Rzeszow), Lancut Castle (in Lancut) and Family Home of John Paul II (in Wadowice). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, explore the world behind art at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu), explore the engaging exhibits at HistoryLand, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuary of Divine Mercy.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Krakow trip itinerary builder website .

Shannon, Ireland to Krakow is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shannon to Krakow due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip 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 Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Lancut Castle, Ogrodzieniec Castle, Family Home of John Paul II, Market Square
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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach and Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Warsaw: Lodz (Reicher Synagogue & Jewish cemetery lodz). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, stroll the grounds of Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski), pause for some photo ops at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Warsaw sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Warsaw sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Lodz
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Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach ©
Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach
Old Town ©
Old Town

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