21 days in Czech Republic, Slovakia & Poland Itinerary

21 days in Czech Republic, Slovakia & Poland Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia
— 3 nights
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Zakopane, Poland
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
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Prague, Czech Republic — 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kids will enjoy Prague Castle and Staromestske namesti. There's much more to do: take in the views from Charles Bridge, get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo, visit Lesser Town, and take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary planning site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Prague is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In July, Prague is cooler than Riyadh - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Cesky Krumlov.
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic — 2 nights

Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get to know the fascinating history of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, then contemplate the long history of Latran houses, and finally admire the striking features of Ballroom of the Rosenbergs. On the next day, walk around The Castle Garden, then make a trip to Klet', then steep yourself in history at Minorite Monastery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Cesky Krumlov Castle.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cesky Krumlov trip maker.

Traveling by car from Prague to Cesky Krumlov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Cesky Krumlov are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Bratislava.
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 2 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
On the 18th (Tue), make a trip to The Grassalkovich palace - Presidential palace, take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, then contemplate the long history of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then snap pictures at New Bridge (Novy Most), and finally take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, make a trip to Hviezdoslavovo Namestie, then contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bratislava tour planner.

Drive from Cesky Krumlov to Bratislava in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vysoke Tatry.
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Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia — 3 nights

Family-friendly places like Slovak Paradise and Gerlachovsky Stit will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Vysoke Tatry: Dobsinska Ice Cave (in Dobsina) and Tatras National Park (in Tatranska Lomnica).

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vysoke Tatry attractions planner.

You can drive from Bratislava to Vysoke Tatry in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bratislava in July; daily highs in Vysoke Tatry reach 28°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Zakopane.
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Zakopane, Poland — 2 nights

Winter Capital of Poland

Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, an area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Morskie Oko, and then take in the awesome beauty at Rysy Peak. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Rusinowa Polana, hike along Orla Perc Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zakopane trip builder app.

You can drive from Vysoke Tatry to Zakopane in 1.5 hours. July in Zakopane sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 4 nights

Slavic Rome

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.
Kids will enjoy Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Grota Lokietka (King's Lokietek Cave). Change things up with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, examine the collection at Krakow Pinball Museum, contemplate the long history of Barbican, Museum of Krakow, and take an in-depth tour of Jagiellonian University Museum Collegium Maius.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Krakow trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zakopane to Krakow in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Warsaw.
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Warsaw, Poland — 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), then steep yourself in history at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Warsaw itinerary planner.

Getting from Krakow to Warsaw by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in Warsaw sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Czech Republic travel guide

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Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.
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Slovakia travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.
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Poland travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.
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