5 days in Krakow & Zakopane Itinerary

5 days in Krakow & Zakopane Itinerary

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5 days in Krakow & Zakopane Itinerary

Start: Leeds
bus + Fly:  6​h
1
Krakow
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Zakopane
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
End: Leeds

1
night
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 Polish Aviation Museum as well as Wieliczka Salt Mine. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Polish Aviation Museum, admire the masterpieces at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu), and then hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and then get to know the fascinating history of Planty Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Krakow travel planner .

Leeds, UK to Krakow is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Leeds to Krakow. When traveling from Leeds in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Krakow, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Polish Aviation Museum ©
Polish Aviation Museum
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Gubalowka Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Za Bramka Gorge, and then take in the awesome beauty at Giewont Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zakopane trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Zakopane when traveling from Krakow in July, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wawel Royal Castle
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Giewont Mountain ©
Giewont Mountain
Gubalowka Beach ©
Gubalowka Beach

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