9 days in Zakopane & Krakow Itinerary

9 days in Zakopane & Krakow Itinerary

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9 days in Zakopane & Krakow Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
+3
Fly + Foot + Train + Bus:  5​h 30​min
1
Zakopane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Krakow
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Koscielisko Valley, Wodogrzmoty Mickiewicza - Waterfall and Kasprowy Wierch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zakopane: Lake Morskie Oko (in Tatra National Park) and Pieniński Park Narodowy (in Szczawnica). There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zakopane holiday planner .

Valletta, Malta to Zakopane is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Valletta in December, with highs in Zakopane at 1°C and lows at -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tatra National Park, Pieniński Park Narodowy
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Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko
Pieniński Park Narodowy ©
Pieniński Park Narodowy

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Galeria Krakowska as well as Pasaz 13. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Krakow day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zakopane to Krakow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zakopane in December; daily highs in Krakow reach 5°C and lows reach -2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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