11 days in Warsaw, Zakopane & Krakow Itinerary

11 days in Warsaw, Zakopane & Krakow Itinerary

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11 days in Warsaw, Zakopane & Krakow Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  7​h
1
Warsaw
— 3 nights
train + bus:  5​h
2
Zakopane
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Krakow
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Lisbon

3
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre, and browse the exhibits of Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Warsaw trip app .

Lisbon, Portugal to Warsaw is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lisbon to Warsaw, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Lisbon, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Warsaw, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zakopane.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

3
nights
Zakopane

Zakopane ©
Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, anĀ area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zakopane: Kotelnica Bialczanska (in Bialka Tatrzanska), Lake Morskie Oko (in Tatra National Park) and Jaworzyna Krynicka (in Krynica-Zdroj). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, admire the landmark architecture of Upside Down House (Dom Do Gory Nogami), take in panoramic vistas at Rusinowa Polana, and cool off at Aqua Park Zakopane.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zakopane attractions planner .

Getting from Warsaw to Zakopane by combination of train and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Warsaw in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of -7°C in Zakopane. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Rusinowa Polana, Kotelnica Bialczanska, Lake Morskie Oko, Jaworzyna Krynicka
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Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane ©
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko

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.
When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and take a stroll through Stare Miasto.

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Getting from Zakopane to Krakow by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zakopane in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of -3°C in Krakow. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

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