15 days in Krakow, Czestochowa & Croatia Itinerary

15 days in Krakow, Czestochowa & Croatia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Czestochowa, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Boston, United States


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3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of HistoryLand, contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow.

Discover how to plan a Krakow trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Boston, USA to Krakow is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Boston in July: high temperatures in Krakow hover around 78°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Czestochowa.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
HistoryLand ©
HistoryLand
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

3
nights
Czestochowa, Poland

Czestochowa ©
Explore hidden gems such as Jasna Gora and Sanktuarium Matki Bozej Jasnogorskiej. Get a sense of the local culture at Pauline Monastery and Museum of Match Manufacturing.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Czestochowa trip website.

You can drive from Krakow to Czestochowa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Czestochowa are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Czestochowa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pauline Monastery ©
Pauline Monastery
Jasna Gora ©
Jasna Gora
Cmentarz Zydowski ©
Cmentarz Zydowski

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 24th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split, make a trip to Split Synagogue, see the interesting displays at Froggyland, thensteep yourself in history at Old Split, and finally make a trip to Pjaca. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Live Museum Split, appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, thenkick back and relax at Bacvice Beach, and finally make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic).

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Split attractions site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Czestochowa to Split. Traveling from Czestochowa in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Split: highs are around 88°F and lows about 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Old Split ©
Old Split
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Froggyland ©
Froggyland

2
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
On the 26th (Mon), explore the activities along Lake Milino, admire the sheer force of Batinovac Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Ciginovac Lake, thenexplore the activities along Veliko Lake, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Malo Lake, and finally explore the activities along Lake Vir. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of The Lower Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Kozjacki Slapovi, thenexplore the activities along Batinovac Lake, thenadmire the sheer force of Veliki Prstavac, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Galovac Lake.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Plitvice Lakes National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Split to Plitvice Lakes National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Lower Lakes ©
The Lower Lakes
Barac Caves ©
Barac Caves
Veliki Prstavac ©
Veliki Prstavac

4
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dubrovnik City Walls and Minceta Fortress. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cavtat Old Town and Sveti Jakov Beach. The adventure continues: examine the collection at War Photo Limited, explore the world behind art at Vlaho Bukovac House, make a trip to Love Stories Museum, and take advantage of the amenities at Beach Kupari.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Dubrovnik takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Cavtat
Highlights from your plan
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum

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