13 days in Poland Itinerary

13 days in Poland Itinerary

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13 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Gdansk
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Warsaw
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Oswiecim
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Krakow
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Bristol

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Sobieszewo Beach and Stogi Beach. Popular historic sites such as Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku and Mennonite Cemetery are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Brzezno Beach, wander the streets of Old Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jelitkowo Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Abbots Granary.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gdansk vacation planner.

Bristol, UK to Gdansk is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Gdansk are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Malbork
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Jelitkowo Beach ©
Jelitkowo Beach
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

4
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie. Your inner history buff will appreciate Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny). Go for a jaunt from Warsaw to Serock to see Beach City Serock about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Vistula River Beach, explore the activities along Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum in Warsaw, and steep yourself in history at Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski).

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Warsaw trip simple and quick.

Getting from Gdansk to Warsaw by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Gdansk in August, you will find days in Warsaw are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Warsaw

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Beach City Serock
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

1
night
Oswiecim

Oswiecim ©
Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
On the 23rd (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Zamek Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Market Square.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Oswiecim tour builder .

You can drive from Warsaw to Oswiecim in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Oswiecim sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Zamek Museum ©
Zamek Museum

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.
Get some historical perspective at Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Wawel Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Suloszowa to see Zamek Królewski about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, stroll the grounds of New Jewish Cemetery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Krakow trip planner.

Drive from Oswiecim to Krakow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Krakow are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zamek Królewski, Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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