9 days in Zakopane & Krakow Itinerary

9 days in Zakopane & Krakow Itinerary

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9 days in Zakopane & Krakow Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
+3
Fly + Foot + Train + Bus:  12 h 30 min
1
Zakopane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Krakow
— 6 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Riyadh

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.
On the 28th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka and then hit the slopes at Ski Zakopane - Private Ski Instructor. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Art Gallery Yam, then explore the striking landscape at Valley of Five Lakes, then admire the masterpieces at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zakopane day trip site .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Zakopane is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, train, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in May, things will get cooler in Zakopane: highs are around 20°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Valley of Five Lakes
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Valley of Five Lakes
Valley of Five Lakes
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane ©
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane

6
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.
Family-friendly places like Wawel Royal Castle and Pharmacy Museum will thrill your kids. Step out of Krakow to go to Oswiecim and see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Krakow trip planner .

Getting from Zakopane to Krakow by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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 ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Ogrod Zoologiczny ©
Ogrod Zoologiczny

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