10 days in Poland Itinerary

10 days in Poland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Poland route maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Gdansk
— 2 nights
Fly
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Krakow
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wroclaw
— 1 night
Drive
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Warsaw
— 3 nights
Fly

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Gdansk

— 2 nights

World Capital of Amber

Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Mennonite Cemetery, step into the grandiose world of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Cross. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Old Town, take a stroll through Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), then enjoy the sand and surf at Sopot Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Monte Cassino.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gdansk tour itinerary planner.

Bologna, Italy to Gdansk is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bologna in May, with highs in Gdansk at 20°C and lows at 8°C. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Krakow.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Krakow

— 3 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Grota Lokietka (King's Lokietek Cave) and then wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow road trip website.

You can fly from Gdansk to Krakow in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May in Krakow, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Wroclaw

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Manovce Galeria, explore the activities along Odra River, see the interesting displays at Panorama Raclawicka, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), then get to know the resident critters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town- Historic Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Wroclaw online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Krakow to Wroclaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May in Wroclaw, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly to Warsaw.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Warsaw

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Old Town and Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski) will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie and Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow. Step out of Warsaw to go to Izabelin and see Kampinoski Park Narodowy, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Around Poland, take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science, wander the streets of Nowy Swiat, and take an in-depth tour of POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Warsaw trip planning tool.

You can fly from Wroclaw to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.