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Planning a trip can be exciting! It allows you to anticipate and envision the experiences you'll have, explore new destinations, create an itinerary filled with activities you enjoy, and look forward to the adventure and memories that await. You are the creator and architect of your time and journey, and we are here to make the planning of your trip easier. Here's a 10-step guide to help you get started: 

01. CHOOSE YOUR TRAVEL DATES: Decide on the dates you'd like to visit Krakow, taking into account the weather and your personal schedule. The best time to visit Krakow largely depends on your preferences. Each of four distinctive seasons offers different experience to try.


02. RESEARCH AND BOOK FLIGHTS OR TRAINS: Look for flights to Krakow and book your airfare. Make sure to consider the convenience of Krakow's John Paul II International Airport. If you can, consider taking the train instead of a plane for a more sustainable travel option. Opting for trains supports environmentally friendly transportation, reducing the overall environmental impact of your journey.

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03. FIND ACCOMMODATION: Research and book your accommodations in Krakow. You can choose from hotels, hostels, or Airbnb options based on your budget and preferences. We've curated a Top 5 Accommodations by Type list, along with an interactive map for easy navigation. Our carefully selected options cater to various preferences and needs, ensuring a delightful experience during your visit.


04. CREATE AN ITINERARY: At iVisitKrakow, we believe in intelligent planning while leaving room for spontaneity. Given limited time in Krakow, find inspiration in our Krakow in 2 Days, Krakow in 3 Days, or Krakow in 4 Days schedules. Alternatively, create your own itinerary based on our Top Lists, Tours & Trips suggestions, Museums, or Folk Shows. Consider tips for Krakow Nightlife or Pub Crawl, and don't forget to simply have fun. We definitely recommend planning the main attractions and activities in advance to skip the queues. Enhance your travel experience by booking Free Walking Tours or use the GetYourGuide website for convenient guided tour purchases such as Wieliczka Salt Mine or Auschwitz. Be spontaneous whenever you can, but don't leave your travel experience entirely to chance.

05. LEARN ABOUT LOCAL CUISINE: Learn About Local Cuisine: Explore the local food scene by researching traditional Polish dishes and popular restaurants in Krakow. If, like us, you believe that cuisine is intertwined with local traditions and is worth exploring thoroughly when visiting a new country, you will appreciate the organized Guided Food Tour. You can find more information about local cuisine in our article about Krakow Restaurants.

06. CHECK VISA REQUIREMENTS: Determine if you need a visa to enter Poland and ensure your passport is valid. 

07. PACK FOR THE TRIP: Make a packing list based on the time of year you'll be visiting and include appropriate clothing, comfortable shoes, and any specific items you may need. Enhance your travel experience by considering the convenience of utilizing luggage storage options during your trip: Find a luggage storage facility in Krakow and enjoy an exclusive 5% discount by booking through us using this link or by clicking on the photo below:

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08. LEARN BASIC POLISH PHRASES: While many people in Krakow speak English, learning a few basic Polish phrases can be helpful and appreciated by the locals. To overcome potential language barriers, it's advisable to book trips or walking tours with a professional guide.


09. PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE: Consider getting travel insurance to cover unexpected events, such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, or lost luggage.


10. EXCHANGE CURRENCY: In Poland, the official currency is the Polish Złoty (PLN). It's advisable to familiarize yourself with the current exchange rates and have some local currency on hand, although credit cards are widely accepted in many establishments.  

As you embark on your journey, may every step be filled with discovery and joy. Wishing you a safe trip and unforgettable experiences!



Travel Documents: Ensure passports, visas, tickets, and any required IDs are up-to-date and easily accessible. If you need assistance we recommend using


Travel Insurance: Ensure a worry-free trip by acquiring simple and flexible travel insurance options.


Accommodation: Explore the best areas and top hotels to stay in Krakow for a comfortable and convenient experience: you may find helpful in your research:

Top 5 Accomodations by Type.


What to see & what to do: Explore an extensive array of activities in Krakow, offering a variety of experiences that can be easily booked online. Get your Krakow Card, take a look at our articles: Top 5 Museums, Top 5 Activities, Top 10 Walking Tours, Top 5 Trips Around Krakow and book your trips online at GetYourGuide.


Luggage Storage: Maximize your enjoyment of Krakow right up to the very last moment by utilizing a Luggage Storage for added convenience.


CREATE AN ITINERARY: Plan the main attractions and activities you want to experience in Krakow in advance and skip the line, including visiting the historic Old Town inscribed on UNESCO's original World Heritage List, Wawel Castle, museums, or the Jewish District. Enhance your travel experience by booking Free Walking Tours. We recommend using the GetYourGuide website for convenient guided tour purchases such as Wieliczka Salt Mine or Auschwitz

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