10 days in Zakopane & Krakow Itinerary

10 days in Zakopane & Krakow Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lesser Poland Province vacation planner

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Fly to Krakow, Bus to Zakopane
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Zakopane
— 4 nights
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Krakow
— 5 nights
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Zakopane

— 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zakopane: Pieniński Park Narodowy (in Szczawnica) and Tatra National Park (Rysy Peak, The Black Pond, &more). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, trek along Orla Perc Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Wodogrzmoty Mickiewicza - Waterfall, and explore the world behind art at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zakopane holiday builder tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Zakopane is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Riyadh to Zakopane, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in July, expect Zakopane to be much colder, temps between 28°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Krakow

— 5 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Krakow side-trips: Oswiecim (Tomb of the Unknown Soldier & Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow day trip app.

Traveling by car from Zakopane to Krakow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Krakow, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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