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We are trying to plan a short trip to Krakow from London. Figuring a day for Auschwitz, how much time should we schedule for Krakow itself? We were not planning to rent a car and considered taking the overnight train to Prague if we could do both cities in a total of 5 days, but don't know if this is an insane idea. We all seem to travel at different paces on this board, but I'm looking for general insight on how to get the feel of each city and catch some of the big sites.

I had also thought about going to Minsk instead of Prague as it is where my grandfather is from, but it seems to be a 14 hour train journey from Krakow due to a connection in Warsaw and a long lay over.

Thanks for any advice those who have been to these places can provide.

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