48 hours in Krakow Poland

If you don't have much time in Krakow don’t worry! The city is very walkable and you can easily see the best sights in 2 short days.

Day 1 in Krakow


Start off with breakfast at Glonojad or Karmello, both located at the top of the Royal Route.

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A chain chocolatier with exquisite desserts, plus they open early (7am).

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All day breakfast and global dishes that are vegetarian or vegan. Opens at 8am.

After a big breakfast, make your way down the Royal Route to explore Europe’s oldest medieval square and Wawel Hill. You can find a free walking guide to the route here.

Pro Tip: When you are in the medieval square, buy tickets for admission to St Mary's Tower. They sell out quickly (especially during high season). I would opt for close to sunset to maximize your day.


Miod Melina is one of the top places to eat in Krakow Poland. It is one of the best restaurants in Krakow and you shouldn't miss a dinner here!  Tessa Juliette www.travelwheretonext.com

Stop for lunch halfway through your tour at Miod Melina on Grodzka street. Miod Melina is one of the best restaurants in Krakow and it is quieter around lunch time meaning you shouldn’t need a reservation.

I recommend the perogies and soup - absolutely delicious!

Top things to do in Krakow Poland - visit Wawel hill and see the gorgeous cathedral and castle.  Tessa Juliette www.travelwheretonext.com

Continue up to Wawel Hill after lunch. Explore the Cathedral, Castle and Dragons Den while enjoy the views from the top of the hill.

You can find a free walking guide to the route here.

While at Wawel hill either take a tour of the inside of the castle or cross the pedestrian bridge (Father Bernatek Footbridge) and take in the views of the hill from the other side of the river. Or both if you have time!

As dusk approaches, head back to the Medieval Square and climb St. Mary's Tower with the tickets you bought earlier in the day. Meet the trumpet player and marvel at the views.


For dinner in Krakow, after the sun goes down, eat at Fiorentina Ristorante Pizzeria. One of the best Italian restaurants in Krakow you can resquest a window seat and view St. Peter and Pauls Cathedral while you eat.

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After dinner, enjoy a concert at St. Peter and Paul's for around $15. (Concert starts around 8pm)


Day 2 in Krakow


Start your second day with a walk over to Kazimierz - the historical Old Jewish Quarter of Krakow. Eat breakfast at Hamsa (Menu | Location | Website) and then wander the streets visiting the old synagogues and beautiful squares.


For lunch head to Alchemia (Location | Website) which has great food and cool drinks at the bar. Also, it is open till late (4am) on the weekends if you want to go out partying.

One of the top things to do in Krakow Poland is visit Planty, the gorgeous park that surrounds the old city.  Tessa Juliette www.travelwheretonext.com

After lunch wander through Planty Park which was constructed in the 19th century when the cities walls were torn down. If the weather is nice, take a tram to Kościuszko mound and enjoy AMAZING views of the city.

Don't miss Krakow Poland's amazing street food.   Tessa Juliette www.travelwheretonext.com


For dinner tonight try some traditional street food from the many vendors in the main medieval square. 

If your budget allows, book tickets in advance for a show tonight at Slowacki Theater.


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48 hours to see the best sites in Krakow Poland.   Tessa Juliette www.travelwheretonext.com

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