12 days in Poland, Madrid & Brussels Itinerary

12 days in Poland, Madrid & Brussels Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 day

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 20th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and then walk around Parque del Retiro.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid route planner.

Cancun, Mexico to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Cancun to Madrid. When traveling from Cancun in July, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 23°C at night. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Krakow.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida ©
Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida

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Krakow, Poland

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.
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Cathedral are in your itinerary. Spend the 24th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and stroll the grounds of New Jewish Cemetery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow route maker site.

Fly from Madrid to Krakow in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in July: high temperatures in Krakow hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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

1
night
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Warsaw trip planner.

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In July in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Warsaw

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then explore the activities along Etangs d'Ixelles, and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels road trip tool.

Getting from Warsaw to Brussels by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July in Brussels, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Mon) before leaving for Madrid.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Gravensteen
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then take a pleasant ride with Horse Riding Madrid, and then make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip website.

You can fly from Brussels to Madrid in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in July: highs in Madrid hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia ©
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Horse Riding Madrid ©
Horse Riding Madrid

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