11 days in Warsaw, Krakow & Zakopane Itinerary

11 days in Warsaw, Krakow & Zakopane Itinerary

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Warsaw
— 3 nights
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Krakow
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zakopane
— 2 nights
Drive to Kraków John Paul II International Airport, Fly to New York City

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Warsaw

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre, don't miss a visit to Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science.

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New York City, USA to Warsaw is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Warsaw, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Warsaw hover around 66°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Krakow

— 4 nights

Slavic Rome

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.
When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately Oswiecim away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral.

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You can fly from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zakopane

— 2 nights

Winter Capital of Poland

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 Kasprowy Wierch Cable Car. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): catch a ride on Kasprowy Wierch Cable Car, boost your wellbeing at Termy BUKOVINA, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery, see the interesting displays at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane, make a trip to Krupowki Street, then get engrossed in the history at Willa Koliba - Zakopane Style Museum, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Giewont Mountain.

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Traveling by car from Krakow to Zakopane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Krakow in September since evenings lows in Zakopane dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Nature · Museums · Transportation

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