11 days in Poland Itinerary

11 days in Poland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Poland route planner

Make it your trip
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Warsaw
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gdansk
— 2 nights
Fly
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Krakow
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oswiecim
— 2 nights
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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.
Bring the kids along to Old Town and Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego. There's much more to do: stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, examine the collection at Copernicus Science Centre, appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Warsaw travel route planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Warsaw is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Warsaw is minus 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jeddah in August: high temperatures in Warsaw hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), wander the streets of Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Sala BHP. On the next day, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate the long history of Westerplatte, and then take an in-depth tour of Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Gdansk tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Gdansk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Warsaw in August, you will find days in Gdansk are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Gdansk

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.
Bring the kids along to Wawel Royal Castle and Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, explore the engaging exhibits at HistoryLand, get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow road trip website.

You can fly from Gdansk to Krakow in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gdansk in August: highs in Krakow hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Oswiecim

— 2 nights
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 11th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and then find something for the whole family at Energylandia.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oswiecim trip itinerary site.

Getting from Krakow to Oswiecim by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Poland travel guide

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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.