Krakow What to Pack
As one of the oldest cities in Poland, Krakow provides a unique opportunity for visitors. It’s important to pack appropriately for your trip.
Power Plugs and Adapters
A common mistake many first time international travelers make is buying power plug adapters without purchasing voltage adapters. The amount of power running through a Krakow power outlet is often different from what your electronics are designed for. If you connect your own electrical devices to a power source you run the risk of sending a surge of energy into the hardware, damaging it. Due to this, make sure to not only bring power plug adapters but a voltage adapter.
Pack the Umbrella
Rainfall is common in Krakow and the weather can be unpredictable. Wearing rain gear throughout your trip is a bit of a hassle, but carrying around a small umbrella in a day pack or purse is easy.
Make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes. If you’re considering buying a new pair before you visit, try to wear the shoes for a few weeks in order to shape the shoes to your feet. This will reduce most discomfort when you start wearing the shoes during your walking tours of Krakow.
You probably don’t want to carry around an umbrella in your hand everywhere you go. With a day pack you can toss in bottles of water, your umbrella, extra socks for when it rains and anything else you might need for the day.
Second Camera Battery
It is easy to forget to charge your camera battery until you’re out snapping pictures and the camera dies. Bring a secondary battery to avoid this.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about what to pack when visiting Krakow.