Kraków is packed with things to do, but you can still see a lot in two days. This itinerary is perfect for getting the most out of two full days, such as a long weekend.
St. Mary’s Basilica – image © Jason Weaver
Some Things to Keep in Mind About Exploring Kraków
There is a lot to see and do in Kraków. This two-day route takes in a lot of the key attractions, focusing on the Old Town and either a day trip to Auschwitz or the Kazimierz and Podgórze districts.
Any trip to Kraków involves a lot of walking. Make sure you have good footwear and be prepared for rain. The tourist season runs roughly from April to October, and opening times change accordingly. Certain areas get crowded in summer – we have tried to accommodate this – and most of the itinerary will work off-season.
It’s definitely worth thinking carefully about which area of Kraków you stay in, as this will influence how much time you have available for your preferred activities. Our page on Where To Stay In Kraków gives an overview of each district with suggestions for accommodation in each. This two-day itinerary, for example, would work best with accommodation in the Old Town or in Kazimierz.
It’s not possible to see everything. If you find yourself flagging, just focus on the handful of things that interest you the most. The Old Town is beautiful enough to just sit outside with a coffee or beer and enjoy the hustle and bustle. You can save the rest for your next visit to the city.
If you’d prefer to relax and have your time managed for you, there are some excellent guided tours available. All guides are fluent in English and full of interesting stories about the city. If you need to give your feet a rest, there are plenty of bike tours to choose from and even Segway tours.
Cracovians are gracious hosts and you will find that good English is spoken in most places. Credit or debit cards are accepted, unless stated. The majority of restaurants listed have vegan and vegetarian options and many will cater to other diets, such as gluten-free.
Day 1: Stare Miasto (Kraków Old Town) and Wawel
Milkbar Tomasza – image © Jason Weaver
8:00am: Breakfast: Milkbar Tomasza
Breakfast in Kraków is a surefire way to immerse in local life and kick off a day exploring the Old Town. Milkbar Tomasza does a great breakfast for a reasonable price, and is very popular with Kraków’s residents.
During the 20th century, milk bars were a form of cafeteria designed to offer cheap but nourishing food, with their fortunes tied to the turbulence of Poland’s political history. Tomasza is a contemporary update on the milk bar, retaining the homely menu and price. A hearty breakfast will set you back about 5€, including a drink. It’s cosy, a little chaotic, and fills up soon after 8am. Chances are you’ll end up sharing a table, but this is a friendly introduction to the city.
Kraków Barbican – image © Jason Weaver
Start at the Barbican. It sits at the very northern end of Planty, the park that encircles the entire Old Town, and is hard to miss. The main train station is about 5-8 minutes away.
Walk through St. Florian’s Gate and into ul. Floriańska. You’ll see a McDonald’s directly to your left and the two towers of St. Mary’s Basilica at the very end of the street. Floriańska Street formed part of the Royal Road, the procession route through Stare Miasto and down to Wawel Hill. Despite the tourist shops and fast food outlets, it’s worth taking your time, as there is some 700 years of history in these buildings. The route includes the house of artist Jan Matejko and the Museum of Pharmacy.
Take the second left into Świętego Tomasza, around 250m down ul. Floriańska. Streets are clearly marked with signs on most corners. Cross over ul. Szpitalna and you’ll see the sign for Milkbar Tomasza up ahead on the left. It’s a 400m walk in total. Note: Milkbar Tomasza is closed on Monday.
Adam Mickiewicz Monument – image © Jason Weaver
9:00am: Rynek Główny
This is a perfect time to get photos of Kraków’s Main Square (Rynek Główny) without too many tourists, while the restaurants are still taking in deliveries and before the main attractions are open.
Turn right outside Milkbar Tomasza. Retrace your steps along Świętego Tomasza and turn left into ul. Floriańska. At the end, the square opens up before you. It’s a stunning view. St. Mary’s Basilica is directly in front, the Sukiennice (or Cloth Hall) sits in the very middle, and the Adam Mickiewicz Monument between the two. Mickiewicz is considered Poland’s national poet and his remains are buried under Wawel Cathedral.
Spend some time exploring the entire square, taking in the Town Hall Tower and the ‘Eros Bendato’ statue (known as ‘The Head’) on the far side of the Cloth Hall, the Church of St. Adalbert (aka Church of St. Wojciech) to the south, and the gorgeous buildings on all four sides. Each of these has its own history. The Wierzynek restaurant, for example, has royal origins in the 14th century.
The cobbled streets of the Rynek Underground Museum – image © Jason Weaver
10:00am: Rynek Underground
From 2005, Rynek Główny underwent a huge excavation project, revealing foundations and artefacts to the beginning of Kraków’s past. The 6,000 metre area is now an imaginative and engaging state-of-the-art museum explaing Kraków’s history, directly beneath the pavement of the Main Square. It’s the ideal way to find out more about what you have just seen above ground.
Entrance to the Rynek Underground Museum – image © Jason Weaver
The exhibition entrance is on the outside of the Cloth Hall building, at 1 Rynek Główny. It’s hard to spot from a distance. Head to the corner of the Cloth Hall opposite St. Mary’s Basilica. Look for the small glass pyramid and fountain to point you in the right direction. Confusingly, you collect tickets from the opposite side of the Cloth Hall. So, follow the building around so that you’re in the same side of the Main Square as the Town Hall Tower. The ticket office is about halfway down. It’s marked with a #21 on the wall and says ‘Podziemia Rynku’ on the door.
Rynek Underground Museum Ticket Office – image © Jason Weaver
Entry is limited to 300 people at a time, so advanced booking is recommended. You can reserve a time slot at the official Rynek Underground website. Click on the link for the Online Tickets Reservation System and change the language to English if necessary – click the EN button at the top of the page. Print your reservation out, as a digital confirmation will not always be accepted in Poland. You pay for the ticket when you pick it up. Cards are accepted. Admission is free on Tuesdays, but places are always booked up early.
You’ll also get free entry with a KrakowCard but will still need to visit the ticket office to reserve a time slot.
If you buy a ‘skip the queue’ ticket from Get Your Guide, you can pay upfront and print out the reservation at home. However, you will still need to visit the ticket office with your document. But, if you book a tour through Get Your Guide, you need only turn up at the stated meeting point and everything else will be organised for you.
It’s a bit crowded when you first enter the museum, as groups come and go, but it quickly settles into a peaceful and atmospheric wander through over 700 years of vivid history. There are holograms, models, and reconstructions, a series of genuinely entertaining films, and an exhibit on how to bury vampires, as well as many objects and trinkets.
St. Mary’s Basilica – image © Jason Weaver
11:30am: St. Mary’s Basilica
Directly opposite the Cloth Hall, and impossible to miss, the elaborate Gothic interior of St. Mary’s Basilica is an absolute treat for the eyes. The 15th-century altar by Veit Stoss is considered the highlight. It is traditionally unveiled with great ceremony at 11:50am each day, although it was undergoing renovation on my last visit. Regardless, the scale of deep blue vaulted ceilings and the sumptuous stained glass windows are still essential viewing.
St. Mary’s Basilica Ticket Office – image © Jason Weaver
You will find the tourist entrance is on the right side of the building with the ticket office directly opposite. Just look for the crowd. Understandably, the queues are long, especially when people want to see the unveiling of the altar. There’s a bit of pushing and the church gets very full but, in my experience, the queue moves quickly and everybody gets inside without too much fuss.
Entrance to St Mary’s Basilica – image © Jason Weaver
The northern tower served as lookout for the city and, from here, a bluesy bugle call is played at the top of every hour. This call breaks off abruptly mid-melody, allegedly to honour a trumpeter shot with an arrow in 1241. Both towers can be seen with a separate ticket.
You can pay for a ticket in advance from Get Your Guide but you’ll still need to exchange it at the ticket office. Make sure you bring a print out with you, as a digital copy may not be accepted. You’ll also get free entry with a KrakowCard but will also need to visit the ticket office.
Kraków Cloth Hall – image © Jason Weaver
12:30pm: Sukiennice to Church of St. Francis of Assisi
Leave St. Mary’s and cross over to the Cloth Hall. This indoor market is often claimed to be the world’s oldest shopping mall. You can amble through, looking at the souvenirs, and exit on the southern side. Cross over and down into ul. Bracka directly opposite.
There are some pretty shops and atmospheric cafes down here. Follow the street to the very end and turn right into Franciszkańska. Cross over to the small green on the right hand side and look back across the road. You’ll see the Bishop’s Palace with the Papal Window, a mosaic to commemorate the evening addresses Cardinal Karol Wojtyła made from there before becoming Pope John Paul II in 1978. Wojtyła’s presence is felt all over the city.
Papal Window – image © Jason Weaver
Church of St. Francis of Assisi – image © Jason Weaver
To your right is the entrance to Church of St. Francis of Assisi. Though relatively modest, Wyspiański’s florid art nouveau decoration and the incredible stained glass make this one of my favourite churches in Kraków or elsewhere. Entry is free and there aren’t the kinds of crowds you’ll find at some of the more famous locations. Highly recommended.
Miód Malina – image © Jason Weaver
1:00pm: Lunch: Grodzka Street
With the Papal Window to your left and St. Francis to your right, follow Franciszkańska as it curves around and joins plac Wszystkich Świętych. You’ll hit a crossroads after a few minutes with another McDonald’s on one of the corners. Turn right into ul. Grodzka.
Grodzka forms the final leg of the Royal Route up to Wawel and has a number of impressive churches and other points of interest (see below). There’s also plenty of places to stop for lunch. If you fancy Polish (with a touch of Italian), we recommend a window table in Miód Malina, on the corner of Grodzka and Poselska. Look for the painting of a raspberry. A main course of duck, roe, or potato pancakes is around 15€.
Obwarzanek vendor on Grodzka Street – image © Jason Weaver
Church of Saints Peter and Paul – image © Jason Weaver
If the weather is good, you can pick up a snack from a street vendor. Obwarzanek are similar to pretzels and can be bought for a couple of złoty each. There’s usually a stand opposite the magnificent baroque gates of the Church of Saints Peter and Paul. Look for somewhere to sit in the grounds of Romanesque St. Andrew’s Church, next door.
View of Wawel from Kanonicza Street – image © Jason Weaver
2:00pm: Wawel Hill
Cross the square opposite Saints Peter and Paul and take a left into Kanonicza. There are a few plush hotels down here and the former house of John Paul II on the right. But the real reason to take this backstreet is the stunning view of Wawel that emerges at the end of the street.
Leave Kanonicza, cross over Podzamcze and follow the path to your right up the hill to Wawel. It’s impossible to miss. Follow the crowd.
Wawel Cathedral and Royal Apartments – image © Jason Weaver
Wawel is a complex of different attractions, each of which are highlights to any Kraków visit. Your best bet is to focus your energy on either the Cathedral or the Royal Apartments, as each will take a couple of hours to see, and you’ll want a bit of time to stroll around the grounds. I especially recommend a guided tour if you want to get the most out of the Castle. You can book in advance through Get Your Guide and need only turn up at the right time, handily sidestepping the queues. You’ll come away with a much greater understanding of Poland’s impressive history.
The grounds are free to enter and offer panoramic views. Take advantage, even if you don’t intend to tackle any of the paid attractions.
The Wawel Dragon – image © Jason Weaver
5:00pm: Dragon’s Den
During the summer season (April-October), a lighthearted way to round off the afternoon is to exit through the limestone caves beneath the hill. On the opposite side of the Wawel complex, the fortifications overlook the river Vistula. Look for the signs to Smocza Jama with the little graphic of a dragon on. There’s a small doorway in the fortifications and a ticket machine to the left. After a giddy journey down some very narrow spiral stairs, you come out into a moody cave. Then, out, to the riverside and a statue of a fire-breathing dragon.
Entrance to the Dragon’s Den – image © Jason Weaver
Early Evening: Rest at your hotel
Any trip to Kraków will involve a lot of walking. You’ll certainly need to put your feet up for a while. If it’s a fine evening, you can sit by the river to recuperate or make your way back to your hotel for a couple of hours.
The secret to navigating Kraków’s public transport system is to use this invaluable online route tracker. Simply use your phone’s geolocation to add your start point, then type in your destination – it recognises street names and points of interest and will break down routes from start to finish. There are also Android and iOS apps but I found the web version worked better.
Note: The extended KrakowCard includes unlimited use of buses and trams within zones I and II. Whilst this may not end up the cheaper option, it is convenient to be able to hop on and off at will.
Forum Przestrzenie – image © Jason Weaver
8:00pm: Food and Drink: Old Town or Forum Przestrzenie
As you will have discovered, the Old Town is packed with a fantastic range of places to eat and drink, and the standard is generally good. It’s great fun to bar hop and just follow your instincts.
Another option for summer is Forum Przestrzenie on the banks of the Vistula. This is a brutalist Soviet-era hotel converted into a multi-purpose venue. It’s good for a drink. It gets busy in the evenings and there can be long wait times for food. There’s a gallery, huge murals, DJs, ping pong tables, and the like.
The view from the river – image © Jason Weaver
The route makes for a pleasant 20-minute riverside walk on a fine evening, with a fantastic view of Wawel Hill and the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel on the way back. Take the Dietla bridge over the river and follow the path to the south. It’s technically possible to get here by river taxi, so check the jetty timetables to what’s running. But I wouldn’t rely on them to get you back. The building itself is now hidden by huge advertising posters but you can spot it easily enough by the fun fair and deckchairs outside.
Day 2: Auschwitz or Podgórze and Kazimierz
For many, a visit to Auschwitz is the main reason to come to Kraków. See our guide Auschwitz-Birkenau Krakow Day Trip and How To Get To Auschwitz-Birkenau From Kraków page for full details. You can pre-book a tour with transport included, which will last 6-7 hours in total, then pick up the Kazimierz itinerary at any point.
If you have already been to Auschwitz or would prefer to stay closer to the centre of Kraków, we recommend spending your second day in the Podgórze and Kazimeriz districts, as follows.
The CRICOTEKA arts centre – image © Jason Weaver
9:00am: Breakfast: Fresh Café
Fresh Café is a smart little place high up within the amazing CRICOTEKA building. There are excellent views over the river and over to the Old Town. The speciality here is coffee and cake but you can get waffles with poached eggs and bacon, fruit-laden muesli, and other breakfast bites.
Find the Teatr Słowackiego tram stop at the foot of Pawia. It’s close to Galeria Krakowska and the train station, and a 5-minute walk from the Barbican. Take the #3 tram in the direction of Nowy Bieżanów P+R. It’s 5 stops to plac Bohaterów Getta and the whole journey takes 8 minutes. We’ll return to plac Bohaterów Getta (Ghetto Heroes Square) after breakfast. For now, with the tram stop behind you, cross to the top right and turn into Piwna. Take the first right into Krakusa and then the first left into Nadwiślańska. You’ll see the river to your right and the incredible CRICOTEKA building – this a contemporary art space in honour of artist and performer Tadeusz Kantor. Fresh Café is located here, high up, overlooking the river.
Note: The cafe opens at 9am on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, but doesn’t open until 10am on other days. If you plan to visit on a weekday, you can either shift the itinerary an hour or look for somewhere else to eat further along Nadwiślańska.
Ghetto Heroes Square – image © Jason Weaver
10:00am: Ghetto Heroes Square and Pharmacy Under the Eagle
Retrace your steps back to plac Bohaterów Getta. The empty chairs offer a poetic response to the complex history behind this site. The square lay just inside the main gate to the Kraków Ghetto. From here, the residents would have waited for deportation, carrying the possessions and furniture that would eventually be left behind and abandoned. But the monument also conveys are more hopeful message. The square was also a place to socialise and a base for resistance.
Entrance to Pharmacy Under The Eagle – image © Jason Weaver
Pharmacy Under The Eagle – image © Jason Weaver
On the south side of the square is a tiny museum known as Pharmacy Under The Eagle (Apteka Pod Orłem). This is an intimate and tactile recreation of Tadeusz Pankiewicz’ chemist shop which continued to function as the ghetto was created around it. Telling the story from such a focused perspective is an ingenious way to convey the events that took place directly outside.
Pharmacy Under The Eagle Ticket Office – image © Jason Weaver
There is a ticket office several doors down, which accepts cards. You’ll get in free with a KrakowCard. Though busy, it’s usually okay to just turn up. The museum itself is on the corner. You can buy a ticket combined with Schindler’s Factory and there are several excellent tours to Podgórze and Kazimierz.
Entrance to Schindler’s Factory – image © Jason Weaver
11:00am: Schindler’s Factory
As you’ll probably know from Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film, Oskar Schindler was a wartime industrialist who managed to protect a number of local Jews by employing them in this factory. This story actually forms a relatively small part of the museum’s evocation of Jewish life in Kraków through the 20th century. Absolutely recommended.
Come out of the Pharmacy and return across the square to the tram stop on the right. Look for the subway and use it to cross the main road. At the end of the subway, you’ll see a sign for Fabryka Schindlera, pointing back in the direction of the river. Follow this until you see the restaurant Jadłodajnia on the right. Turn right into this street. It’s called Kącik but there’s no street sign on the corner. The area becomes very residential with blocks of flats but keep going straight ahead. You’ll reach some railway lines and an underpass. On the other side of the underpass, you’ll see the contemporary art gallery MOCAK ahead of you. Schindler’s Factory is just beyond with a small line of electric tour vehicles directly outside. The walk takes just under 10 minutes.
Schindler’s Factory – image © Jason Weaver
It’s very likely that this excellent museum will be packed and entry is strictly allocated by time slot. It’s free on Mondays, and you can get admission with a KrakowCard, but you’ll have to move fast. It’s best to reserve well in advance and turn up early to pick up your ticket. You can use the official reservation system. If the queue is long and you think you’ll miss your slot, it’s fine to move to the front and tell one of the staff that you have a reservation. Better still, book a guided tour to really get the most out of the museum.
MOCAK with Schindler’s Factory to the right – image © Jason Weaver
Next door is MOCAK, one of Poland’s newest major art galleries, and a snapshot of Polish contemporary work. If you’re a fan of Tate Modern, for example, this could make a good alternative to spending the afternoon in Kazimierz.
Bernatek Footbridge – image © Jason Weaver
1:00pm: Bernatek Footbridge
Linking (and helping to revitalise) the two districts of Podgórze and Kazimierz, the Father Bernatek Footbridge (Kładka Ojca Bernatka) has become a much loved landmark, particularly since Jerzy Kędziora’s neatly balanced sculptures of acrobats were added.
From Schindler’s Factory, make your way back to Ghetto Heroes Square, across, and back up Krakus and Nadwiślańska, past CRICOTEKA. You’ll see the bridge up ahead once you’ve passed Swoją Drogą. This is a slightly longer route but the walk takes you through the very heart of Kazimierz.
If you’re hungry and want to get straight into Kazimerz, walk from Schindler’s Factory back to the tran stops on Ghetto Heroes Square and catch the #10, #24, or #78 in the direction of the river. Get off two stops later on Miodowa. The courtyard entrance to Hamsa is a short walk on Miodowa itself.
A street mural in Kazimierz – image © Jason Weaver
1:30pm: Lunch in Kazimierz
Although Kazimierz is a fascinating destination for its historical resonance, there’s also an unmistakable energy to the area that hits you immediately.
At the far side of the Bernatek bridge, cross over the road and continue directly ahead into Mostowa. You’ll come to a roundabout, with Bocheńska on your right. Carry on straight ahead, into plac Wolnica, with a parade of shops on your right. Once upon a time, plac Wolnica had the scale and importance of Rynek Główny. Continue as Wolnica becomes Bożego Ciała, which is named after the 15th-century Corpus Christi Basilica immediately to the right, behind the high walls. If this intrigues you, feel free to come back and explore later this afternoon.
Corpus Christi Basilica – image © Jason Weaver
Turn right into Józefa and follow onto the cobbles right at the end. Note the old prayer house at #42 Józefa. Directly before you is the side of the Old Synagogue. Look to your right for the Jewish mural on the side of a building. Then, turn left into Szeroka. Note the entrance to the Old Synagogue, the line of restaurants to the right of the street and, further up, the Remu’h Synagogue and Cemetery to the left. Hamsa is unmissable at the end of the street.
Hamsa Restaurant in Kazimierz – image © Jason Weaver
Although there’s a whole row of restaurants along one side of Szeroka Street, Hamsa Hummus & Happiness (to give its full name) is recommended for fresh, middle-eastern mezze plates and life affirming philosophy. A 2-3 person selection of three dishes with bread, vegetables and olives costs approximately 12€.
Pierogi MR Vincent – image © Jason Weaver
A good alternative is the Van Gogh-themed Pierogi MR Vincent, offering some of the best Polish dumplings in the city. There’s a huge selection to choose from and it’s fun to go with a group to mix and match what you order. Plates are roughly 4€ each. It’s cosy inside, so you may have to wait for somewhere to sit. Follow the directions to Hamsa but continue along Bożego Ciała instead of turing into Józefa. The restaurant is 140m ahead on the right.
Once Upon A Time In Kazimierz – image © Jason Weaver
Szeroka Street – image © Jason Weaver
Jan Karski monument – image © Jason Weaver
2:30pm: Szeroka Street
After lunch, take the opportunity to explore Szeroka Street and the surrounding area. To the side of Hamsa is Once Upon A Time In Kazimierz, a curious restaurant at 1 Szeroka Street. The exterior is a reconstruction of four historic Jewish shops, whilst the interior is charmingly eccentric. Close by are the Remu’h Synagogue and Cemetery, which date from the mid-16th century, though still active. Please note, these are not open to the public on Saturday. Keep your eyes open for the ‘bench’ dedicated to Jan Karski, a member of the Polish underground and one of the first to report on the concentration camps. At the other end of Szeroka is the Jewish Museum in the Old Synagogue. The whole area is full of quaint side streets and interesting shops.
Galicia Jewish Museum – image © Jason Weaver
4:00pm: Galicia Jewish Museum
Galicia was a geographical region that once spread across parts of what is now Poland and Ukraine, and the Galicia Jewish Museum was set up to explore the Jewish culture of this area through contemporary photography. What makes this gallery so fascinating is how the photographs interact with the stories told by the other museums, not to negate them but to create a richer, more complex, picture.
Facing the Jewish Museum and Old Synagogue, with Hamsa behind you, walk left along Na Przejściu. Turn right into Dajwór. Galicia Jewish Museum is up ahead on the left. Look for the bright, orange mural on the side of the building. You shouldn’t have any trouble getting in and entry is free with a KrakowCard.
Judah Square mural – image © Jason Weaver
5:00pm: Judah Square Food Truck Park
There are a number of murals dotted around Kazimierz. ‘Judah’ is by Israeli street artist Pilpeled and has lent its name to the collection of tasty food trucks that it overlooks. Like many of the urban food spots springing up around Kraków, it’s rough round the edges, but you’ll definitely find something good to eat here. Try the maczanka from the Andrus Food Truck or go with whatever your nose recommends.
Andrus Food Truck – image © Jason Weaver
Turn left outside Galicia Jewish Museum and then right into Świętego Wawrzyńca. Go past Duffy’s Irish Bar on the corner of Bartosza and Skwer Judah is up ahead on the right.
plac Nowy – image © Jason Weaver
5:30pm: Bar hopping around plac Nowy
By day, a market place with a squat, brick rotunda in the centre, plac Nowy becomes the best departure point for an evening of bar hopping. With Alchemia, Mleczarnia, and Bar Atelier just off the square itself, there’s also plenty to choose from in the surrounding streets. It gets messy with pub crawls as the evening wears on, so the early start might be to your advantage.
Plac Nowy is actually only a 15-minute walk from the Old Town but you can pick up trams on Starowiślna. From the northen end of plac Nowy, turn into Warzauera. Turn left at the end into Jakuba, then first right into Miodowa. Starowiślna is the big dual carriageway, just after the back entrance to Hamsa. Use Jakdojade to find a route.
Where Are These Places Located?Find these locations on the Visit Kraków Google map:
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- Each category is on a different layer, which can be switched on and off. So you can just see the Hotel or Restaurant pins, for example
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See our range of itineraries to suit your stay in Kraków:
- Kraków Three Day Itinerary
Three days in Kraków lets you explore the key sightseeing districts in the centre of the city and to head out of town for at least one day trip. This is the ideal way to make the most of three days in Kraków.
- Kraków Four Day Itinerary
There is a lot to see and do in Kraków. This four-day schedule includes many key attractions, focusing on the Old Town, a day trip to either Auschwitz or the Wieliczka Saltmines, the ‘socialist realist’ area of Nowa Huta, as well as the Kazimierz and Podgórze districts.
- Things To Do In Kraków
This page is full of suggestions for some essential things to see and do in Kraków. Here, we offer an overview of different activities and link out to where you can find out more information.
- Auschwitz-Birkenau – Kraków Day Trip
Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp is hardly your usual tourist attraction. Never-the-less its historical importance cannot be overstated; visiting will leave an impression on you.
- Wieliczka Saltmines – Kraków Day Trip
The Wieliczka Saltmines comprise of 20 chambers connected by around 3km of tunnels which lie 135m underground. It’s one of the most popular attractions in the area and is an easy daytrip from Kraków.
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