I am planning itinerary for our June trip to Krakow as part of a 14 day Central Europe Sojourn. We will be in Krakow from Jun 15-17 arriving on Jun 15 on night train from Budapest and leaving on 17th to Warsaw on evening (6 PM) train.
Day 1: (Saturday)
Upon arriving from Budapest, our hotel will likely not have our room ready. After keeping bags at hotel concierge (Hotel Novotel Krakow Centrum), we plan to use 24 hour tickets to go to bus station, and then buy ticket to Wieliczka Salt Mine. Upon return to Krakow, walk to Rynek Glowny and eat in one of many cafes and eateries in old town. Then walk or take tram back to Hotel Novotel to check-in and relax. In the afternoon, the rest of family can go back to old town while I plan to visit Auschwitz. We meet up in evening for dinner somewhere in old town and retire for the night at the hotel.
Day 2: (Sunday)
Use 24 hour ticket from previous day and take tram to bus station, Catch early morning bus to Zakopane. Take mini-bus to Lysa Polana, then carraige ride up and down to Morskie Oko, walk and see the lake, back to Zakopane and then go up Gubałówka funicular to hill, enjoy Tatra views, and come down the opposite side via chair lift. Browse Krupówki street, early dinner and then bus back to Krakow. Buy a 24 hour ticket, take tram to Hotel Novotel and retire for the night.
Day 3: (Monday)
Use 24 hour ticket and take tram to Wawel castle, tour the castle rooms, cathedral, bell tower. Take tram back to Hotel before Noon, check-out, leave bags at Concierge, take Tram to Rynek Glowny, eat, browse around or take one of the free walking tour of Jewish Quarter, take tram back to hotel around 4 PM, pick up bags and tram back to station for ~6PM train to Warsaw.
Is this rough plan doable? Any challenges you see with transport ticket or ability to do the planned visits? Anything you would change or add?
Thanks in advance and looking forward to your informed opinions and advise.