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SIGHTSEEING

Welcome to our comprehensive sightseeing guide for Krakow, where we unveil the treasures of this enchanting Polish city. A curated selection of museums and cultural events by iVisitKrakow, provide a glimpse into the city's vibrant history and contemporary flair. Our crafted articles offer meticulously planned itineraries for 2, 3, or 4 days in Krakow, ensuring you make the most of your time in this captivating destination. Whether you're a fan of history, art, or nightlife, everyone will find something interesting for themselves. Let us be your guide to the best sightseeing options in Krakow, unlocking a world of discovery and unforgettable experiences. Explore Krakow with confidence, armed with the knowledge and insights only our city guide can provide.

PLAN YOUR TRIP IN 10 STEPS

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.

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01. CHOSE 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. BOOK YOUR TRANSPORT

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.

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05. 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. GET YOUR VISA

Check Visa Requirements: Determine if you need a visa to enter Poland and ensure your passport is valid. If you need assistance or are unsure about whether you require a visa, we recommend using iVisa.com, which provides the simplest solution to process your travel visa.

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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.

08. LEARN BASIC POLISH  

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 in advance through the GetYourGuide website. This ensures a smoother experience and allows you to fully enjoy your exploration of Poland.

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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.

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