12 days in Krakow & Zakopane Itinerary

12 days in Krakow & Zakopane Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lesser Poland Province trip itinerary maker

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Krakow
— 6 nights
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Zakopane
— 5 nights
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Krakow

— 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Kazmierz The Former Jewish District. Kids will enjoy Wawel Royal Castle and Wawel Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Krakow: Pogoria 3 Lake (in Dabrowa Gornicza), Minor Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (in Wadowice) and Safari Massage and Wellness (in Siemianowice Slaskie). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, browse the exhibits of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and take a stroll through Ulica Florianska.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Krakow trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Krakow is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeddah to Krakow, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Krakow is cooler than Jeddah - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zakopane

— 5 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kaplica NajSwietszego Serca Jezusa and Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku. Head to Art Gallery in Koziniec and Gallery of Antoni Rzasafor some retail therapy. Explore Zakopane's surroundings by going to Tatra National Park (Lake Morskie Oko & The Black Pond) and Pieniński Park Narodowy (in Szczawnica). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, shop like a local with Art Gallery Yam, get in on the family fun at Gugu Park Linowy, and see the interesting displays at Karol Szymanowski Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zakopane trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Krakow to Zakopane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in July, Zakopane is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips