8 days in Krakow & Warsaw Itinerary

8 days in Krakow & Warsaw Itinerary

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8 days in Krakow & Warsaw Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Krakow
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Warsaw
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: London

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.
Appreciate the collections at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Lost Souls Alley. Get a sense of the local culture at Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Planty Park. When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Ogrodzieniec Castle in Ogrodzieniec, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Stare Miasto, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuary of Divine Mercy, and get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Krakow trip maker site .

London, UK to Krakow is an approximately 5.5-hour 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 London to Krakow. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Krakow hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Ogrodzieniec Castle
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Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

3
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and Spas. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Polish Army Museum (Muzeum Wojska Polskiego). Take a break from Warsaw with a short trip to Treblinka Memorial in Treblinka, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach, get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, make a trip to Nowy Swiat, and explore the engaging exhibits at Dollhouse Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Warsaw trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Warsaw are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trip

Treblinka Memorial
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Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Old Town ©
Old Town
Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach ©
Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach

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