8 days in Krakow & Zakopane Itinerary

8 days in Krakow & Zakopane Itinerary

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Krakow
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zakopane
— 3 nights
Bus to Krakow Glowny, Fly to Malta

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Axe Nation - axe throwing club Krakow and Jasna Gora. Step out of Krakow to go to Oswiecim and see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the masterpieces at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu), examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Planty Park.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Krakow road trip tool.

Valletta, Malta to Krakow is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Valletta in August, things will get little chillier in Krakow: highs are around 29°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pieniński Park Narodowy and Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku. Go for a jaunt from Zakopane to Niedzica to see Zamek w Niedzicy Dunajec about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Giewont Mountain, make a trip to Krupowki Street, get outside with Za Bramka Gorge, and shop like a local with Art Gallery Yam.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zakopane attractions website.

Traveling by car from Krakow to Zakopane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zakopane, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips