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1. Posted by jza80 (Full Member 54 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I'm planning a trip to Poland during the Easter break and I would like to know whether four days would be enough to see the main attractions in Warsaw and Krakow? Or should I just spend the entire four days in Krakow?

Hope someone can help me out here. Thanks!

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

stay Krakow only - it's the former polish capital and still a cultural capital. One of the oldest towns and very well preserved.

3. Posted by saraeg (Full Member 39 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Well, if you only have four days, then yes, I would reccomend only Krakow as there is tons to do in and around the area and it's truly such a wonderful place, but if you had two more days, I would say to go up to Warsaw. You'll find many people don't suggest it, but I had a wonderful time in Warsaw and found the difference between it and Krakow to be really interesting...Krakow is admittedly more beautiful and cheaper, but Warsaw is just really fascinating to me...wish I could put it into words...the Polish people are fabulous (not to mention all the amber jewelry!) and you'll have a wonderful time.

4. Posted by nickla (Respected Member 223 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi, i spent 2 days in warsaw and 2 in krakow last summer on an eatern european trip. I would say that u can see the sights of both cities in 4 days no problems - as long as you dont mind some extreme sightseeing. I even managed to fit in auswitsch and the salt mines in Krakow. Though krakow is def the nicer of the 2 cities with more to do and generally prettier, warsaw is worth a look if only as a comparison.

5. Posted by schept (Budding Member 16 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I'd skip warsaw. If you want to visit a second city, try Gdansk, Torun or Wroclaw, Those are much prittier and laidback than Warsaw.

You will not get yourself bored with four days in Krakow. If you're in a hury you can fit all sightseeings in one day. But then you will not have time to speak to the Poles, have a nive Siviec beer on the terrace, learn some Polish (aarrgghh) and dance on the tables of the student bars.

Don't forget: a trip to Auschwitz, as obligatory as it may be, will ruin your day and not will leave you in a contemplating, sad mood. Which is not bad, but you have to leave time in you "schedule" to let it sink in.