3 Days in Krakow
Ready-to-Use Guide for your first weekend in Krakow!


Krakow is definitely one of the most amazing European cities!

That’s why to visit Krakow is a great idea.

You don't have much time?
Don't worry!
Krakow is a perfect city to spend the weekend!


Although there are many places to explore, you can see the most important sights and attractions in just 3 days. For your convenience, I've prepared a 3-day plan for you, so you can get the most out of your time spent in Krakow.


Let's begin!

Plan of your Weekend in Krakow

Although the weekend starts on Friday, I really recommend coming to Krakow already on Thursday. Not only will you experience more of this amazing city, but you'll have a chance to attend a Folk Show! That's something that will definitely get you in a good mood and will make you feel the great Polish vibe :)

Thursday evening (bonus day):

  • Main Market Square (2h)
  • Folk Show (3h 15min)



Sunday morning:

And now let me tell you about each and every of those attractions:

Main Market Square

The city centre of Krakow is something that you definitely can not skip! It’s created by the network of lovely streets, rich architecture, important monuments of Polish history and crowded cafes that will totally steal your heart!

Krakow Market is the largest square in the city, and one of the largest in Europe at the same time (its edges are 200 meters long!).

Nowadays Krakow Main Square is the most buzzing place in the city with a unique artistic and folk atmosphere. The market itself is worth a few hours of exploring. While you're in there, take a look at the beautiful Cloth Hall, Saint Mary's Basilica and the Town Hall Tower!

Enjoy the stunning view!

Polish Folk Show and traditional dinner

Get ready to feel some amazing Polish culture!

Meet Polish cuisine, music, dances and see for yourself what does it mean to experience Poland entirely. 

Enjoy a wonderful evening in a beautiful scenery, admire traditional live Polish music, dances, and taste delicious food, see the cottage style restaurant with a view of Kryspinów lake. 

After such a party you'll feel like a true Pole!


Such a great atmosphere!

Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum  

Krakow offers a lot not only in the city centre area but also around it. In this way, it’s good to seize the opportunity and see Auschwitz Concentration Camp when visiting Krakow.

Why is it worth to leave the city for that trip?

Auschwitz-Birkenau is probably one of the saddest proof of human cruelty in the world. We recommend you to visit Auschwitz as you may have the most remarkable history lesson in your life.

Interactive Museum of Obwarzanek

Obwarzanki, these inconspicuous parboiled dough rings have been part of our city’s history for over 600 years! Beloved by citizens, tourists and pigeons :)

Learn more and discover what makes them unique during obwarzanki making workshop. Each participant gets a piece of dough and leaves with their very own obwarzanek.

After you finish the tour, you'll be an expert on these Polish treats!



Krakow Pub Crawl

Now something really fun! 

 Don't Google best bars and pubs in Krakow, don't stand in queues in front of trendy clubs. Visit the best bars, where you'll be offered a free first shot, to feel Polish hospitality! 

Taste the best alcohol, see the most interesting places and have the most fun!



Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wieliczka Salt Mine was opened in the 13th century as one of the world oldest salt mines located near Krakow. It reaches almost 327 meters below the ground and has over 287 kilometres. That's a lot of walking!

But it's so worth it! You'll get to know some history, see the beautiful interiors of the mine and breathe in clean, therapeutic air!

A cross one of the UNESCO World Heritage place off your list :)

Local Food Crawl

Now it’s time for a little break! You can not spend it in another way than trying traditional Polish food! Choose one of the restaurants with national cuisine and order pierogi ruskie (Polish dumplings), golonka (pork knee) or żurek (kind of traditional soup).

The beauty of this tour is its uniqueness - every guide performs it their own way, choosing places the group will visit. You will experience one of its kind tour. And you will love it!

Polish Cuisine might become your favorite!

Schindler's Factory Museum

You can not miss the famous Schindler’s Factory Museum while being in Krakow.

The Oscar Schindler from Spielberg’s movie?

Just the same! The museum is located in the administrative building of the former enamelware factory better known as Deutsche Emailwarenfabrik (DEF) headed by Oskar Schindler.

Nowadays, the forty-five museum halls show Krakow from the time of the Second World War. Thanks to the exhibition you will find out about Krakow as a centre of the General Government, everyday life of the inhabitants of the occupied city, the fate of Krakow Jews and the history of Oskar Schindler.


Very informative trip!

Wawel Royal Castle

Sometimes it’s worth to keep the best for the end!

Wawel Royal Castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. Entirely, it’s something you have to see during your 3 days in Krakow!

The Castle is charmingly situated in the bend of the Vistula River. It is the most valuable monument of national history and culture in Poland. It is also a treasury of knowledge about Polish history and a symbol of national consciousness at the same time.

Did you know that the Wawel hill was inhabited for about 100,000 years, and became a centre of secular and church power? Later on, Wawel has been inscribed on the Unesco world heritage list in 1978 as it’s the biggest gem of Lesser Poland!

Helpful Links:
- Wawel Castle Guided Tour - buy here
- Wawel Cathedral - buy ticket here

Your Weekend in Krakow!

I hope you liked the plan and it will inspire you to arrange your own trip.
You will get the most out of this amazing city.
And you won't regret it for sure!

Have you ever planned such a trip? Or maybe you want to? Let me know in the comments :)

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