12 days in Poland Itinerary

12 days in Poland Itinerary

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12 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  17​h
1
Krakow
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Gdansk
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
3
Warsaw
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Nashville

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Wieliczka Salt Mine and Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau. Visit Wawel Cathedral and St. Mary's Basilica for their historical value. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Stare Miasto, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corpus Christi Church (Kosciol Bozego Ciala), and see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip itinerary planner .

Nashville, USA to Krakow is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Nashville to Krakow. In September, Krakow is little chillier than Nashville - with highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

3
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.
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku and Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci will appeal to museum buffs. St. Mary's Church and Dlugi Targ Square will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), shop like a local with Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), and pause for some serene contemplation at Archikatedra Oliwska.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gdansk trip planner .

You can fly from Krakow to Gdansk in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Gdansk are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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.
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie and Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and The National Museum in Warsaw. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, examine the collection at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, contemplate the long history of Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), and appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Warsaw trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Gdansk to Warsaw by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Warsaw are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

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