Krakow is definitely one of the most amazing European cities! You don't have much time? Don't worry! Krakow is a perfect city to spend the weekend! Although there are many places to explore, you can see the most important sights and attractions in just 3 days. For your convenience, I've prepared a 3-day plan for you , so you can get the most out of your time spent in Krakow.
With its large market square, colorful streets, historic sites, and abundance of amazing, budget friendly restaurants, Krakow is a favorite stop for many people on their tour through Poland. We spent five days exploring Krakow and its surrounds, and here is our list of the best things to do in this fascinating city. Krakow dates back to the 7th century. As the Nazis turned Krakow into a completely German city, the Jews were confined into overcrowded ghettos and were later deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau and other concentration camps. Krakow was one of the few eastern European cities to escape bombing in World War II, so many of the city streets and architecture remains like it was before the war. This square is enormous. The Main Market Square was built in the 13th century after the city was demolished by the Tatars.
It is now the capital of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship. Legend attributes the town's establishment to the mythical ruler Krakus , who built it above a cave occupied by a ravenous dragon , Smok Wawelski. Many knights unsuccessfully attempted to oust the dragon by force, but instead, Krakus fed it a poisoned lamb, which killed the dragon. Dragon bones, most likely that of mammoth ,  are displayed at the entrance of the Wawel Cathedral. He also mentioned the baptism of Prince Mieszko I and his status as the first historical ruler of Poland.
This itinerary is perfect for getting the most out of two full days, such as a long weekend. Make sure you have good footwear and be prepared for rain. The tourist season runs roughly from April to October, and opening times change accordingly. Certain areas get crowded in summer — we have tried to accommodate this — and most of the itinerary will work off-season. If you find yourself flagging, just focus on the handful of things that interest you the most.