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
Great tour guide at both the salt mines and Auschwitz. Be ready to walk! Lots of stairs and walking. Very cool tour, highly recommend.
Friendly, knowledgeable, spent all the needed time to answer our questions. Recommnend to future english travellers
This is a must to go and it was perfectly organized from the local travel operator. Fantastic!!!
It was good. Would have been greatly improved for me with English speakers on the raft.
Very helpful guides! The driver was super nice and he picked us from our apartment!