11 days in Poland Itinerary

11 days in Poland Itinerary

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11 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
1
Warsaw
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Lodz
— 1 day
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Krakow
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
4
Bialystok
— 1 night
train:  5​h 30​min
5
Gdansk
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Torun
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
End: Warsaw

3
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): walk around Park Ujazdowski, walk around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then browse the collection at Warsaw University Library, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Saxon Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach, and then examine the collection at Pinball Station.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Warsaw itinerary builder website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Warsaw Chopin Airport, Modlin Airport and Łódź Władysław Reymont Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Lodz.

Things to do in Warsaw

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Warsaw University Library ©
Warsaw University Library

1
day
Lodz

Lodz ©
Nicknamed the "Polish Manchester" because of its largely industrial character, Lodz draws a growing number of tourists with its rejuvenated central districts, which offer shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the activities along Stefanski's pond, gain insight at Park of Survivors, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum SGGW.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lodz day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Warsaw to Lodz in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Lodz, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Lodz

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Arboretum SGGW
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Arboretum SGGW ©
Arboretum SGGW

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Polish Aviation Museum. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Hall Tower, and don't miss a visit to The Ghetto Heroes Square.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip planner .

You can take a train from Lodz to Krakow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Krakow sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Bialystok.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

1
night
Bialystok

Bialystok ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): make a trip to Kosciuszko Market Square, make a trip to Branicki Palace, walk around Park Planty, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hagia Sophia Orthodox Church, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Knyszyn Forest Landscape Park.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bialystok trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Krakow to Bialystok by train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Krakow to Bialystok is 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bialystok are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Gdansk.

Things to do in Bialystok

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knyszyn Forest Landscape Park
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Park Planty ©
Park Planty
Branicki Palace ©
Branicki Palace
Kosciuszko Market Square ©
Kosciuszko Market Square

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Gdańsk Town Hall, join the crowd at KartCenter Sopot Gokarty, then identify plant and animal life at Kepa Redlowska & Klif Orlowski, and finally kick back and relax at Jurata Beach. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, then steep yourself in history at Stutthof Concentration Camp, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gdansk trip itinerary site .

Take a train from Bialystok to Gdansk in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bialystok to Gdansk, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Gdansk can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Torun.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stutthof Concentration Camp, Kepa Redlowska & Klif Orlowski, Jurata Beach, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, KartCenter Sopot Gokarty
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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Stutthof Concentration Camp ©
Stutthof Concentration Camp
Gdańsk Town Hall ©
Gdańsk Town Hall

1
night
Torun

Torun ©
The birthplace of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, the medieval town of Torun escaped the destruction of World War II, managing to preserve most of the Gothic architecture of its historical old town.
On the 24th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Town Square - Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church, examine the collection at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo & Botanical Garden, then join the crowd at Motoarena Torun im. Mariana Rosego, and finally get outside with Awix Racing Arena.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Torun day trip planning app .

You can drive from Gdansk to Torun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Torun, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Torun

Zoos & Aquariums Museums Parks
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Żywe Muzeum Piernika ©
Żywe Muzeum Piernika
Town Square - Old Town ©
Town Square - Old Town
Motoarena Torun im. Mariana Rosego ©

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