10 essential tips for traveling to Krakow


With this selection of Essential travel tips for Krakow We want to help you as much as possible to organize your trip to one of the most amazing and charming cities in Poland, which we are sure, will conquer you.
With a historic story center, where you can not miss the famous Market Square and Wawel Castle, a Jewish Quarter in which to go back in time or green spaces like Planty as well as essential excursions such as the Auschwitz concentration camp -Birkenau and the Wieliczka salt mines, Krakow is a sure hit.

Based on our visit to Krakow in 5 days, we leave you what are for us 10 essential tips for a trip to Krakow. We start!

1. What is the best time?

Although any time could be good for travel to Krakow, it is important to pay special attention to the weather, if you want to enjoy the city to the fullest, with enough hours of light and a pleasant temperature.

  • High season (from May to September): these months are the most suitable for a trip to Krakow or any other place in Poland since the weather is usually quite mild and pleasant temperatures.
  • Mid season (March, April and October): Although it is not considered the best time to travel, it is true that it is usually good weather and the best, the city is not usually so crowded.
  • Low season (from November to February): during the winter months the weather is usually cold and the weather is quite gray, so it is not usually the time chosen by travelers, except for Christmas dates, which are lived with special interest in the city .

Do not forget that if your trip coincides with the high season or during holidays, it is highly recommended to book well in advance, both accommodation and transportation and flights, to have options to choose from and find more adjusted prices.

2. Entry requirements

If you have Spanish nationality or are a citizen of the EU (European Union), to enter Krakow, you will only need to have your ID or passport. If you have another nationality, we recommend you visit the website of the Embassy or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to have all the information.

Apart from the ID and passport, it is highly recommended not to forget the European Health Card to travel to Krakow as it is essential to receive medical assistance if necessary.
In case you don't have it or want to have it included extra services As a repatriation or assistance in the best medical centers, it is highly advisable to hire better travel insurance for Europe.

We always travel insured with Mondo, with whom we carry a totally adequate insurance to the needs that we will have on the trip. Hiring your insurance here with Mondo, just for being a Street Travelers reader, you have a 5% discount.

Przystanek Pierogarnia on a trip to Krakow

Our experience in 99.9% of the restaurants and cafes in Krakow has been exceptional, both in the product and in the service, something that we have to say has pleasantly surprised us and is another of the strong points of the city.

More tips for traveling to Krakow

Other of the best tips for a trip to Krakow are:

  • Remember that the official language of Poland is Polish although perfect English is spoken, especially in most tourist places.
  • Although moving around the city and orienting yourself is not difficult, we advise you to take an online or offline GPS such as, with which you will surely travel the city in the easiest way.
  • In case you want to take the opportunity to make a route through Poland, the rental car is one of the best options if you want to know places further away from the main cities, but if your route includes only the most important cities in the country, you can move perfectly by train or bus. You can see all the options and make reservations from here.
  • You can consult much more information in the post 10 essential tips for traveling to Poland.
  • In Poland the common voltage is 230V, the frequency 50Hz and the plugs are of type E, the same as in Spain.

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