Kraków travel guide

Updated by Josefina 2 days ago

 

Before You Travel

Bookings needed & things you can prepare in advance to make most of your time once in Kraków

Tickets & activities you NEED to book in advance


The huge majority of travelers visit the following attractions. They need ...

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Pick your Transfers & Transport Cards


The International airport of Kraków is usually pretty busy, so booking your transfer ...

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Top Things To Do

Top things to do in Kraków for someone who comes for the first time

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Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

The location of Auschwitz wasn't chosen by chance, it was chosen for thr...

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Ulica Grodzka

This is one of the main streets in the Old Town of Kraków. It connects Rynek Główny, the...

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Barbakan

The barbican is a gothic structure that's located in the North corner of the Planty Park and throu...

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St. Peter and St. Paul's church

St Peter and St Paul's church was built by the jesuits who arrived to Kraków in the 16th Century...

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Planty Park

This park is one of the largest ones in Kraków. It starts and ends at the bottom of Wawel Castl...

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Wawel Castle

Located on a hill near Vistula river, Wawel Castle is the most representative castle of Kraków.

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Kraków Itineraries

Free itineraries to help you plan your days in Kraków

Love Your Trip

Our selection of Services & Activites to make your trip even better

Food & Drink

Our selection of Services & Activites to make your trip even better

Tailored Travel Planning

Plan your trip with a Local Hero that will create tailored daily itineraries based on your budget, dates, age, interests or anything you're dreaming to experience

Nightlife

Top things to do and places to go to party in Kraków with your friends

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Old Town Nightlife

The best area to go out at night in Kraków is Old Town. It has bars, cafés, nightclubs, live ...

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Kazimierz Nightlife

The Jewish historic district is also full of good pubs with a unique atmosphere.

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Piec Art Acoustic Jazz Club

This Jazz club is very nice to enjoy a cocktail while listening to good music. On the first floor there'...

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Frantic club

It was one of the first clubs in the city and it's still famous around locals and tourists. From Wednes...

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Mercy Brown

This is a speakeasy hidden behind Smakołyki restaurant. It has a type of "Great Gatsby"...

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Alchemia

This bar is unique because of its decoration with objects related to alchemia. It's also very popular d...

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Families

Top things to do in Kraków with kids: Activities and places for the whole family

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Wawel Castle

Located on a hill near Vistula river, Wawel Castle is the most representative castle of Kraków.

You...

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Planty Park

This park is one of the largest ones in Kraków. It starts and ends at the bottom of Wawel Castl...

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Fire breathing dragon

Fire-breathing dragon that lies at the bottom of the castle and on the banks of the river.

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Wieliczka Salt Mines

The Wieliczka Salt Mines are over 800 year old and 327 metres deep. In it there are sculptures made of salt...

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Kociarnia Kocia Kawiarnia

This café allows visitors to play with rescued cats.

They offer sandwiches, sweets, tea, coffee and...

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Vistula River

With 1.070 km of length, this is the most important river in Poland. It's also key part of Krakó...

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Need To Know

Practical information & general advice to prepare your trip

Introduction


With 2 days in Kraków you will have time to ...

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Dangers & precautions


Walking alone late at night: maybe better take a cab. A ...

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Local opening times


Local shops open 10 am to 6 pm usually, Saturdays ...

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How to Move around


The best way to enjoy and get to know the ...

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Events

Shows, festivals, traditions, markets, concerts or cultural exhibitions

Tailored Travel Planning

Plan your trip with a Local hero that will create tailored daily itineraries based on interests and needs

Uniq Guides

Squeeze your time, discover hidden gems, eat & drink where locals do

About the author

Josefina

Born in Córdoba, Argentina, I'm a Travel Journalist living in Barcelona. I'm passionate about traveling, the environment, music and animals.

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Reviews

Karl

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Monica

Perfect for vegetarians like me! Barcelona has some good options but not as many as in London, specially near the main tourist attractions... with Josefina's guide evrything became easy!



Emma

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Marcos

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Lindsay

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