Top 10 sights
Best things to do in Krakow
On the banks of the Vistula River lies one of Europe's most awe-inspiring cities. Historic buildings and monuments abound and create the foundation upon which Poland's capital of culture stands proud. Here are its top attractions!
Planning Your Visit
How many days?
Krakow offers plenty to see and do, with some extremely appealing day trip options beyond its borders. Book your stay for at least 4 or 5 days.
Where to stay?
If you're only in town for a couple of days, booking a hotel in the Old Town or nearby Kazimierz will place you conveniently by Krakow's main sights. However, for visitors looking to keep their distance from the tourist district, Zwierzyniec might be the best place to stay. It's certainly the greenest!
How much money to bring?
Krakow is not expensive. Even if you only ate in the Old Town you could do all meals and drinks for as little as $30-40 a day. Match that amount for tours and attraction tickets (more for day trips). It's worth checking to see if you'll get a better exchange rate on your currency there, rather than before you leave. Also, don't be persuaded to start a tab in any bars you're not familiar with and check prices first!
Good to know
- Polish złoty (zł)
- Time Zone
- UTC (+01:00)
- Country Code
- Best time to visit
- Spring and fall are the best times to visit, when temperatures are mild and tourist crowds are at a minimum!
Other Sightseeing Options in Krakow
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What people are saying about Krakow
Highly recommended! Very friendly staff and the guide was excellent. Great value for money and the tour in general was really interesting. Unfortunately I forgot to go to the ATM beforehand so couldn't tip, so don't be like me and remember to tip :)
The audio guide could be turned off and on at any time. If you didn’t hear something, you can always go back and listen to the track again. Excellent value for money.
A meeting point is in front of the museum entrance. The tour will be interesting for everyone, especially if you have watched the movie Schindler's List.
He was on time, very kind, even stopped by at a mcdonalds on the way in case we were hungry, very punctual and cool, laid back personality. Thanks!
The driver and the tour guide were most helpful and informative. The tour is so interesting! It’s definitely one of a kind thing to see.