What to do in Krakow in one day

09:00 – Hotel Wentzl

09:30 – Historic Centre of Krakow

10:30 – Zarowka Cafe

11:00 – Cloth Hall

12:30 – Milkbar Tomasza

14:00 – Wawel Royal Castle

16:00 – Cupcake Corner

17:00 – Oskar Schindler’s Factory

18:30 – Jewish District

19:30 – Dinner at Restaurant Starka

21:00 – Chopin Concerts at Bonerowski Palace

22:30 – Wodka Cafe Bar

23:59 – Lokal Krakow

 

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Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about Krakow

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

During your Krakow day trips, stroll through the market place to sample food from food stands. Visit the Jewish salt mine or take a chariot ride around the city. Lounge by the banks of the Wisla River, enjoying waffles and beer. Wander around the historic downtown or rent a bike to see it a little faster. Tour Wawel Castle and the Polish Aviation Museum or get lost soaking in the rich culture in the winding city streets. With a wide range of activities to do during the day, Krakow has something for all travelers. Just get your rest – Krakow has a bustling nightlife

Learn about Krakow’s past and pay respects at the Auschwitz Memorial or visit St. Mary’s Basilica. Explore the creepy Lost Souls Alley, either with a guide or by yourself. Take pictures of the iconic Wawel Cathedral or immerse yourself in the beauty at the Stained Glass Museum

The Polish diet is rich in proteins and starches. Before leaving Poland, fill up on a variety of soups, from mushroom soup, zurek, red barszcz with uszki, and rosol. Grab a glass of fruity Kombot or Żywiec beer. And of course, don’t leave with eating kielbasa or pierogi

Most of the local know some English, but knowing a few words in Polish can be handy. To say “Hello” or “Goodbye”, say “czesc” (pronounced cheshch). Prosze (pronounced presheh) means “Please” and “Dziekuje” is Polish for “Thank you”

Summers are cool and sunny, with temperatures around 65 degrees and 7.5 hours of sun daily. Falls are rainy, averaging in the 50s. Winters have 1.5 hours of sunshine with lots of snow. Springs are mild averaging in the 70s

Three bus lines run from the airport to the heart of Krakow and cost 3.8 zloty for a one-way ticket. Hop in a taxi for 75 zloty or rent a car to zip through the downtown for around 650 zloty

A variety of trains and buses wait to take you all over the city of Krakow. Tour Krakow in a double-decker bus, hop in a bicycle rickshaw or an electric cart to see the sights

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