12 days in Poland Itinerary

12 days in Poland Itinerary

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12 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + bus:  23​h
1
Zakopane
— 3 nights
car:  30​min
2
Krakow
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Warsaw
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Malbork
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Warsaw
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Boston

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Skansen Village, Willa Koliba - Zakopane Style Museum, Wieliczka Salt Mine, and other attractions. Get out of town with these interesting Zakopane side-trips: Homole Canyon (in Szczawnica), Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square (in Krakow) and Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau (in Oswiecim). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, don't miss a visit to Wielka Krokiew - Ski Jumping Hill, and stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zakopane online trip itinerary maker .

Boston, USA to Zakopane is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Boston in August, with highs in Zakopane at 75°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Skansen Village, Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Homole Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Kasprowy Wierch ©
Kasprowy Wierch

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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Krakow road trip planning website .

You can drive from Zakopane to Krakow in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Krakow, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 55°F at night. On the 14th (Wed), you're off toWarsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto

1
night
Warsaw

Warsaw
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
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Take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. You'll set off for Malbork on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Warsaw

Tours Nightlife Museums

1
day
Malbork

Malbork ©
Although it contains Europe's largest Gothic castle, Malbork remains a small rural town overlooked by the majority of Poland's foreign visitors.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Malbork trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Warsaw to Malbork by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Warsaw in August, you will find days in Malbork are a bit cooler (71°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Malbork

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku

2
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
On the 16th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre, then brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally make a trip to Palace of Culture and Science.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Warsaw route planner.

Take a train from Malbork to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Malbork in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Warsaw, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Copernicus Science Centre ©
Copernicus Science Centre
VR project - virtual reality center ©

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