9 days in Zakopane & Krakow Itinerary

9 days in Zakopane & Krakow Itinerary

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9 days in Zakopane & Krakow Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly + bus:  16​h 45​min
1
Zakopane
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Krakow
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Jeddah

1
night
Zakopane

Zakopane ©
Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, anĀ area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery, get outside with Freerajdy, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Rusinowa Polana. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, then head outdoors with Sarnia Skala, and then take in the awesome beauty at Giewont Mountain.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zakopane itinerary website .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Zakopane is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Jeddah in August, things will get cooler in Zakopane: highs are around 28°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Rusinowa Polana
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Freerajdy ©
Freerajdy
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Giewont Mountain ©
Giewont Mountain

6
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.
Step out of Krakow with an excursion to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip maker website .

You can drive from Zakopane to Krakow in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Krakow, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for 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 ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

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