Krakow Airport, also known as John Paul II International Airport, is only a short distance from the centre of Krakow.
Hire a car and make the most of your time in the south of Poland.
Things to See in Krakow
Head to Wawel Royal Castle and explore the exhibitions on show. At certain times of the year you can also see the fortifications at Wawel Hill too. Discover the nearby Cathedral and gaze in awe at its beauty.
Find your way to the centre of Krakow and relax in the main square, Rynek Glowny. Marvel at the Town Hall Tower, Cloth Hall and an array of churches. Stop off and enjoy a coffee and watch the world go by.
Amble around Planty Park which encircles the Old Town. See the wondrous architecture from an alternative perspective including the remains of the city walls.
Located in what was once the enamel factory of Oskar Schindler, Schindler’s Factory uncovers the history of the Nazi occupation of Krakow. There are also some recreations of a tram carriage and an underpass which are fascinating.
Day Trips From Krakow
Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the oldest mining site in Europe and has been used since the 13th Century. View statues made from salt and various works of art over 9 different levels.
Rent a car and drive through the Tatras Mountains. They cover the border between Slovakia and Poland, ramble through the marked trails here and soak up the wondrous scenery. Some walks are very dangerous though, so do check the terrain beforehand.
Journey to Ojców National Park using a hire car. Despite being the smallest national park in the country, locate caves, limestone cliffs and valleys. Watch out for the variety of flora and fauna found here.
For another dose of breathtaking panoramas, travel to the Bieszczady Mountains in the south east of Poland. Head to the Forestry Railway or simply enjoy the wildlife.
Travel for approximately an hour and you will come across the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. This will definitely be a sombre experience, but a necessary one. You can also visit the site of the former Plaszow Concentration Camp in the Podgorze district of Krakow.