5 days in Krakow, Zakopane & Warsaw Itinerary

5 days in Krakow, Zakopane & Warsaw Itinerary

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Krakow
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Zakopane
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Warsaw
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Krakow

Krakow ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and then get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, then explore the engaging exhibits at HistoryLand, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Gokarting Center.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Krakow trip maker app.

Gdansk to Krakow is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In January in Krakow, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games
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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square

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Zakopane

Zakopane ©

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.
On the 15th (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at Dolina Lejowa, take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, and then examine the collection at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zakopane trip planner.

Drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zakopane, with lows of -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Warsaw.

Things to do in Zakopane

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane ©
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Dolina Lejowa ©
Dolina Lejowa

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Warsaw

Warsaw ©

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take an unorthodox tour of Room Escape Warszawa, take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, pause for some photo ops at Statue of John III Sobieski, then learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then fly down the slopes at Gorka Szczesliwicka, and then see the interesting displays at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Warsaw trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Zakopane to Warsaw by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Zakopane in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Warsaw, with lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Room Escape Warszawa ©
Room Escape Warszawa
Old Town ©
Old Town

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