11 days in Zakopane, Liptovsky Mikulas & Krakow Itinerary

11 days in Zakopane, Liptovsky Mikulas & Krakow Itinerary

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Zakopane, Poland
— 2 nights
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Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
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Zakopane, Poland — 2 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery, then hike along Orla Perc Trail, then appreciate the views at Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zakopane holiday planner.

Muscat, Oman to Zakopane is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Muscat to Zakopane due to the time zone difference. In July, Zakopane is much colder than Muscat - with highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Liptovsky Mikulas.
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Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia — 3 nights

A town in the Liptov Basin near the Tatra Mountains, Liptovsky Mikulas boasts a rich cultural and natural history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Strbske Pleso (Strbske Pleso Lake & Predne Solisko), Tatras National Park (in Tatranska Lomnica) and Dobsinska Ice Cave (in Dobsina). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Slovak Paradise and Head underground at Demanovska Cave of Liberty.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Liptovsky Mikulas day trip website.

Traveling by car from Zakopane to Liptovsky Mikulas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 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.
Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Oswiecim to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take an in-depth tour of Jagiellonian University Museum Collegium Maius, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and steep yourself in history at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

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Getting from Liptovsky Mikulas to Krakow by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Krakow sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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