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Krakow Travel Guide

Now's the time to craft your dream Krakow vacation. Relax, take a load off and let the expert staff at Orbitz find the best-value hotel and flight deals for you. Keen to save up to $369^? All you've got to do is combine your bookings by picking out your desired airfares, hotels, experiences and rental cars. Hold on, there's more to come! With 500,000 worldwide hotels on our database and 500 airline partners, you'll have a lot of flexibility to make your trip uniquely yours. There are endless available options to design your own unforgettable vacation, no matter your interests, budget or needs.

Where is Krakow?

You've been given the go-ahead for annual leave, work friends have recommended Krakow and you just need a little reminder of where it actually sits on the map? Sit back and let us guide you there. It's located roughly 160 miles south of the national capital, Warsaw, and 15 miles east of Krzeszowice. This area of Lesser Poland Voivodeship is home to about 750,000 people.

Places to Visit in Krakow

Want to know what should be right at the top of your itinerary? Wawel Castle and Main Market Square are unmissable! Wawel Cathedral and the Oskar Schindler Factory are just some of the worthwhile tourist attractions in this vicinity. Other fine sights are St. Mary's Basilica and the Czartoryski Museum. If you've got the time, definitely do your best to get to all of them. Are you looking for a good outing when it's raining outside? Arrange a visit to Galicia Jewish Museum and stroll around indoors exploring the interesting displays. Seeking some more options? Cloth Hall really needs to be on the travel plans of all visiting history nerds. This grand building surely is a sight! But that's not all there is! Collegium Maius is a prominent place of learning, and over the years its students have helped mold this nation into what it is today.

Car Rentals in Krakow

Discover the region on your own terms by checking out car rentals in Krakow through Orbitz. Start your engines and strap yourself in — it's time to roll! As soon as you've collected your baggage, you'll be able to rent a car right at John Paul II - Balice Airport. Drop by Thrifty Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car. They are located just a hop, skip and a jump away. You can also have a look at Enterprise and Budget. Sometimes the simplest place to pick up a rental vehicle is right in the middle of the city. Budget is an outlet located at Ul.Lubicz 23, 31-503 Krakow, Krakow@Budget.Com.Pl. Hertz at 1 Focha Avenue is another outlet to look into.

Where to stay in Krakow – Hotel Accommodation

With as many as 329 hotels in Krakow, you won't have any hassles locating a place to rest your head. Secure a comfy room and then start organizing the more exciting stuff! The Bonerowski Palace is an awesome choice for travelers seeking luxurious accommodations. If it's fully booked, check out the Hotel Copernicus. Otherwise, securing a room at a lower-cost hotel like the Abella Suites & Apartments by Artery Hotels or the Guest Rooms Antica will allow you to spend more on awesome Krakow activities and experiences. Reserve accommodation minutes from Wawel Castle and you'll be able to experience its splendor any time of day! The Hotel Stary is a marvelous option as it's just 0.6 miles away. If it's booked out, why not base yourself at the Kanonicza 22? Just 0.08 miles away, it's also conveniently close.

Nearest Airports to Krakow

If you're planning a vacation in Krakow, chances are your trip will begin at John Paul II - Balice Airport (KRK), which is 6 miles to the west of the downtown area. Once your plane has hit the runway, pick up your suitcase and get ready for your next big adventure!

Popular Places to Visit Near Krakow

Krakow has plenty of things to keep you busy, but if you're wanting to explore further afoot, you're in luck! You have world-famous tourist attractions just a stone's throw from here! Just 30 miles away is Chelmek. Many people use this nearby locality as a base to experience the world-renowned attraction, the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.

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