9 days in Warsaw, Zakopane & Krakow Itinerary

9 days in Warsaw, Zakopane & Krakow Itinerary

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9 days in Warsaw, Zakopane & Krakow Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Warsaw
— 2 nights
Train + Bus:  5 h
2
Zakopane
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 15 min
3
Krakow
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

2
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 12th (Sun), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then have some family-friendly fun at Horror House - Interactive Fear Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science and then take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Warsaw online sightseeing planner.

Valletta, Malta to Warsaw is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Valletta in April, with highs in Warsaw at 15°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zakopane.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

1
night
Zakopane

Zakopane ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Yam, then take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, then stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku, and finally see the interesting displays at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane.

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You can do a combination of train and bus from Warsaw to Zakopane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Warsaw in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zakopane, with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

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Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane ©
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Art Gallery Yam ©
Art Gallery Yam

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Krakow side-trips: Zamek Lipowiec (in Chrzanow) and Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau (in Oswiecim). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja), explore the galleries of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow online road trip planner.

You can drive from Zakopane to Krakow in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Krakow are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Zamek Lipowiec, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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