12 days in Poland Itinerary

12 days in Poland Itinerary

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12 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Warsaw
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Czestochowa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Zator
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Zakopane
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Rzeszow
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Krakow
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Chicago

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 11th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town and then get engrossed in the history at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw travel itinerary planner .

Chicago, USA to Warsaw is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Warsaw is 7 hours. In July, Warsaw is a bit cooler than Chicago - with highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Czestochowa.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Copernicus Science Centre ©
Copernicus Science Centre

few
hours
Czestochowa

Czestochowa ©
Częstochowa, is a city in southern Poland on the Warta River with 240,027 inhabitants as of June 2009. On the 13th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jasna Gora.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Czestochowa trip planner .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Czestochowa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Czestochowa can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Wadowice.

Things to do in Czestochowa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jasna Gora ©
Jasna Gora

1
night
Zator

Zator ©
Zator is an old town on the Skawa river within Oświęcim County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship in southern Poland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Minor Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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You can drive from Czestochowa to Zator in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Zator sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 57°F at night. You'll set off for Zakopane on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Zator

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Minor Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Highlights from your plan

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.
You've now added Lake Morskie Oko to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Morskie Oko.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zakopane tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Zator to Zakopane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Zator in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zakopane, with lows of 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Rzeszow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Morskie Oko
Highlights from your plan
Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko

4
nights
Rzeszow

Rzeszow ©
Rzeszów is the largest city in southeastern Poland, with a population of 187,208 . Rzeszow is known for historic sites, shopping, childrens museums, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Lancut Castle.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Rzeszow travel route site .

Traveling by car from Krakow to Rzeszow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 57°F. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rzeszow

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lancut Castle
Highlights from your plan
Lancut Castle ©
Lancut Castle

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stare Miasto as well as Wawel Royal Castle. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle, make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and then wander the streets of Stare Miasto.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Krakow day trip site .

You can drive from Rzeszow to Krakow in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. On the 21st (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto

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