12 days in Poland Itinerary

12 days in Poland Itinerary

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12 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Warsaw
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Poznan
— 1 night
bus:  5​h
3
Jelenia Gora
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
4
Wroclaw
— 1 night
bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Zakopane
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
6
Krakow
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Warsaw
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Jeddah

2
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw trip builder site .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Warsaw is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Jeddah to Warsaw, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Warsaw is cooler than Jeddah - with highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for Poznan.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Spas Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Spas

1
night
Poznan

Poznan ©
Poland's original capital, Poznan boasts centuries of rich history and culture, as well as a modern town center drawing a growing number of weekend revelers with its vibrant nightlife and diverse restaurant scene.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): make a trip to Stary Rynek, then admire the local landmark of Prozerpiny Fountain, then make a trip to Croissant Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Enigma Code Brakers Monument.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Poznan travel route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Poznan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Poznan are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Jelenia Gora.

Things to do in Poznan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Croissant Museum ©
Croissant Museum
Stary Rynek ©
Stary Rynek

1
night
Jelenia Gora

Jelenia Gora ©
Jelenia Góra is a city in Lower Silesia, south-western Poland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Plac Ratuszowy, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bazylika Sw. Erazma i Sw. Pankracego w Jeleniej Gorze, then take an in-depth tour of Giant Mountains Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Cross.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jelenia Gora visit planner.

You can drive from Poznan to Jelenia Gora in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Jelenia Gora can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Fri) before leaving for Wroclaw.

Things to do in Jelenia Gora

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Giant Mountains Museum ©
Giant Mountains Museum
Church of the Holy Cross ©
Church of the Holy Cross

1
night
Wroclaw

Wroclaw ©
Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wroclaw's Dwarfs as well as Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island). Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) and then don't miss a visit to Wroclaw's Dwarfs.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Wroclaw road trip planner.

Drive from Jelenia Gora to Wroclaw in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zakopane.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Wroclaw's Dwarfs ©
Wroclaw's Dwarfs

2
nights
Zakopane

Zakopane ©
Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, an area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Wielka Krokiew - Ski Jumping Hill and then stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Gubalowka Beach, explore the world behind art at Manors of Lopuszna, and then examine the collection at Karol Szymanowski Museum.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zakopane attractions planner .

Drive from Wroclaw to Zakopane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Wroclaw in November since evenings lows in Zakopane dip to -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Beaches Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Dwor w Lopusznej
Highlights from your plan
Gubalowka Beach ©
Gubalowka Beach
Wielka Krokiew - Ski Jumping Hill ©
Wielka Krokiew - Ski Jumping Hill

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, then have fun and explore at HistoryLand, and finally examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Krakow online road trip planner .

You can drive from Zakopane to Krakow in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zakopane in December, expect Krakow to be somewhat warmer, temps between 5°C and -2°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

1
night
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach, and finally steep yourself in history at Umschlagplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Nowy Swiat, then admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and then have fun and explore at Dollhouse Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Warsaw trip planner .

Getting from Krakow to Warsaw by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach ©
Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

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