8 days in Kiev & Krakow Itinerary

8 days in Kiev & Krakow Itinerary

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8 days in Kiev & Krakow Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Kiev, Ukraine
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
2
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
End: New York City, United States

1
night
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
On the 21st (Mon), appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, and then learn more about the world around you at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Andriyivski Uzviz, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kiev trip itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Kiev is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Kiev hover around 53°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Photography Tours
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

5
nights
Krakow, Poland

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 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, wander the streets of Stare Miasto, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kiev to Krakow takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. October in Krakow sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F at night. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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