11 days in Poland Itinerary

11 days in Poland Itinerary

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11 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Gdansk
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Warsaw
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Krakow
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Oswiecim
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: San Francisco

2
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.
Take a break from Gdansk with a short trip to Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku in Malbork, about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, have some family-friendly fun at Room of Plenty, admire the striking features of Golden House, and take an in-depth tour of Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gdansk vacation planner .

San Francisco, USA to Gdansk is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time is 9 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in May, with highs in Gdansk at 63°F and lows at 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci
Old Town ©
Old Town
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

3
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, see the interesting displays at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Warsaw vacation builder site .

You can take a train from Gdansk to Warsaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

3
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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine, take in panoramic vistas at Town Hall Tower, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Krakow trip builder .

Getting from Warsaw to Krakow by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May in Krakow, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

1
night
Oswiecim

Oswiecim ©
Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
On the 23rd (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Oswiecim trip planner.

Getting from Krakow to Oswiecim by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Historic Sites Museums
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©

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