9 days in Krakow & Warsaw Itinerary

9 days in Krakow & Warsaw Itinerary

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9 days in Krakow & Warsaw Itinerary

Start: Krakow
1
Krakow
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Warsaw
— 3 nights
End: Warsaw

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Wawel Royal Castle. Popular historic sites such as Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Kazmierz The Former Jewish District are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and pause for some serene contemplation at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow holiday planner .

If you are flying in from Ireland, the closest major airports are Kraków John Paul II International Airport, Katowice International Airport and Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport. October in Krakow sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a train to Warsaw.

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 ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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 cultural insight at Old Town and Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego. Popular historic sites such as Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and Krakowskie Przedmiescie are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, wander the streets of Nowy Swiat, see the interesting displays at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, and contemplate the long history of Rynek Starego Miasta.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Warsaw route planner.

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Warsaw sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

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