11 days in Poland Itinerary

11 days in Poland Itinerary

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11 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Krakow
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Warsaw
— 1 night
train:  3​h
3
Gdansk
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Jastrzebia Gora
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Bucharest

2
nights
Krakow

Krakow ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Polish Aviation Museum and Cruising Krakow Bike & Segway Tours. You'll explore and learn at Rynek (Old Square) Underground and Lost Souls Alley. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, head outdoors with Panienskie Skaly, meet the residents at Ogrod Zoologiczny, and admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip itinerary site .

Bucharest, Romania to Krakow is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bucharest in July; daily highs in Krakow reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Polish Aviation Museum ©
Polish Aviation Museum
Cruising Krakow Bike & Segway Tours ©
Kazmierz The Former Jewish District ©

1
night
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakowskie Przedmiescie, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Warsaw Uprising Fighters, and then step into the grandiose world of Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Warsaw tour planner.

Getting from Krakow to Warsaw by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. July in Warsaw sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Krakowskie Przedmiescie ©
Krakowskie Przedmiescie
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

4
nights
Gdansk

Gdansk ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Westerplatte and Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka). Discover out-of-the-way places like Sopot Beach and Dominikanie Gdańsk - Bazylika pw. Świętego Mikołaja | St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gdansk: Stutthof Concentration Camp (in Sztutowo), St. Nicholas Cathedral (Katedra Sw. Mikolaja) (in Elblag) and Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku (in Malbork). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archikatedra Oliwska, look for all kinds of wild species at Kepa Redlowska & Klif Orlowski, take in panoramic vistas at Sopot Pier, and get engrossed in the history at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gdansk trip planner .

You can take a train from Warsaw to Gdansk in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Warsaw, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gdansk, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jastrzebia Gora.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sopot, Stutthof Concentration Camp, Kepa Redlowska & Klif Orlowski, St. Nicholas Cathedral (Katedra Sw. Mikolaja), Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Highlights from your plan
Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka) ©
Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka)
Stutthof Concentration Camp ©
Stutthof Concentration Camp
Sopot Beach ©
Sopot Beach

2
nights
Jastrzebia Gora

Jastrzebia Gora ©
On the 20th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Aleja Gwiazd Sportu, enjoy the sand and surf at Jurata Beach, and then raise your glass at Dom Whisky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Debki Beach and then head outdoors with Lisi Jar Ravine.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jastrzebia Gora journey planner .

Traveling by car from Gdansk to Jastrzebia Gora takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Jastrzebia Gora are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jastrzebia Gora

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Debki Beach, Jurata Beach, Aleja Gwiazd Sportu
Highlights from your plan
Jurata Beach ©
Jurata Beach
Dom Whisky ©
Dom Whisky
Aleja Gwiazd Sportu ©
Aleja Gwiazd Sportu

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