9 days in Zakopane & Krakow Itinerary

9 days in Zakopane & Krakow Itinerary

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Zakopane
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Krakow
— 4 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dolina Koscieliska, Wodogrzmoty Mickiewicza - Waterfall and Kasprowy Wierch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zakopane: Lake Morskie Oko (in Tatra National Park) and Pieniński Park Narodowy (in Szczawnica). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zakopane day trip website.

Valletta, Malta to Zakopane is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, train, and bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Valletta in December: high temperatures in Zakopane hover around 1°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Galeria Krakowska as well as Pasaz 13. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zakopane to Krakow in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zakopane in December: high temperatures in Krakow hover around 5°C and lows are around -2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip