Day trip from Krakow
November 1, 2009 12:46 PM Subscribe
Day/overnight trips from Krakow?
posted by triggerfinger to Travel & Transportation around Krakow, Poland (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I will be going to Krakow in a few weeks for a six day visit. I am planning on spending a day each on the Salt Mines, Auschwitz and Krakow itself and am hoping to do a day trip if possible to another major city. Warsaw is an option but I'm also wondering how easy/difficult it might be to instead go to Budapest, Kiev or any other Eastern Europe cities? I am willing to take an overnight train, spend a day in the city and catch another overnight train back to Krakow. I've done a lot of searching on the internet and am having a difficult time finding enough information to make a decision.
Basically, I have come to the conclusion that as far as cities within an overnight train ride distance, the options I have are as follows:
Warsaw, Hamburg, Berlin, Leipzig, Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, Bratislava, Kosice, Lviv, Kiev and Odessa
I've been to Prague and Berlin so those are out for me. Is there anyone who is more familiar with the region who could give me an idea on the travel time (via train) for the other cities? Which ones are more do-able than others? Which ones would be the most interesting to see? Are there any that involve hassles that are best avoided? For example, I've read that Ukrainian customs can hold you up for hours. I am a US passport holder if that matters.
Any advice would be appreciated. I'd like to take advantage of my trip to see another major Eastern European city if possible. Thanks.