When you visit Krakow, build in a trip to the Tatra Mountains of Southern Poland. There, you’ll find national parks, high peaks, deep gorges, and historic spa towns. Best of all, it takes less than two hours to get there from the city.
It’s well worth visiting Balaton Uplands National Park, barely 90 minutes from Budapest, to see rare geology, take some easy day hikes, and view handsome architecture. Plus, you'll experience a special local culture and great wine.