12 days in Poland Itinerary

12 days in Poland Itinerary

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12 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Izmir
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Warsaw
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Torun
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Gdansk
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Wroclaw
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kudowa-Zdroj
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Krakow
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Izmir

2
nights
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 23rd (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then admire the masterpieces at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then don't miss a visit to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): make a trip to Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski), admire the masterpieces at The National Museum in Warsaw, admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then make a trip to Krakowskie Przedmiescie, and finally shop like a local with Kordegarda.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Warsaw trip itinerary planning app .

Izmir, Turkey to Warsaw is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Izmir, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Warsaw, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Torun.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Old Town ©
Old Town

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 25th (Wed), make a trip to Town Square - Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of Old Town Hall, steep yourself in history at Krzywa Wieza, then examine the collection at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, then pause for some photo ops at Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Teznie w Ciechocinku.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Torun trip planner .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Torun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Torun sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gdansk.

Things to do in Torun

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Teznie w Ciechocinku
Highlights from your plan
Town Square - Old Town ©
Town Square - Old Town
Żywe Muzeum Piernika ©
Żywe Muzeum Piernika
Teznie w Ciechocinku ©
Teznie w Ciechocinku

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, get to know the fascinating history of Mennonite Cemetery, and then learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej). On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Sopot Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Sopot Pier, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archikatedra Oliwska, then steep yourself in history at Westerplatte, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gdansk attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Torun to Gdansk takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Gdansk can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Malbork, Sopot
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Archikatedra Oliwska ©
Archikatedra Oliwska
Westerplatte ©
Westerplatte

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Magdalene Church, don't miss a visit to Panorama of Raclawice Battle, then ponder the world of politics at Wroclaw Town Hall, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town- Historic Center. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Archikatedra pw. Sw. Jana Chrzciciela we Wroclawiu, then meet the residents at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Wroclaw trip planner .

Getting from Gdansk to Wroclaw by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September in Wroclaw, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kudowa-Zdroj.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy)
Highlights from your plan
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island)
Panorama Raclawicka ©
Panorama Raclawicka

1
night
Kudowa-Zdroj

Kudowa-Zdroj ©
Kudowa-Zdrój or simply Kudowa, is a town located below the Table Mountains in Kłodzko County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in the southwestern part of Poland. On the 30th (Mon), stroll around Park Zdrojowy, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Errant Rocks, and then identify plant and animal life at Szczeliniec Wielki.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kudowa-Zdroj driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Wroclaw to Kudowa-Zdroj in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Kudowa-Zdroj can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Kudowa-Zdroj

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Errant Rocks ©
Errant Rocks
Szczeliniec Wielki ©
Szczeliniec Wielki
Park Zdrojowy ©
Park Zdrojowy

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Wieliczka Salt Mine. Museum-lovers will get to explore Lost Souls Alley and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Krakow online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Kudowa-Zdroj to Krakow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Krakow, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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