13 days in Poland Itinerary

13 days in Poland Itinerary

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13 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  15​h
1
Warsaw
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Krakow
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kudowa-Zdroj
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Karpacz
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Wroclaw
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Torun
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Gdansk
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  15​h
End: Washington DC

1
night
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then don't miss a visit to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, don't miss a visit to Krakowskie Przedmiescie, then contemplate the long history of Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), then take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Warsaw route website .

Washington DC, USA to Warsaw is an approximately 15-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Warsaw due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in October, things will get a bit cooler in Warsaw: highs are around 55°F and lows about 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Krakowskie Przedmiescie ©
Krakowskie Przedmiescie

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, then examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and then browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow route maker .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Krakow are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Kudowa-Zdroj.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

1
night
Kudowa-Zdroj

Kudowa-Zdroj ©
Kudowa-Zdrój or simply Kudowa, is a town located below the Table Mountains in Kłodzko County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in the southwestern part of Poland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): walk around Park Zdrojowy, then explore the striking landscape of Errant Rocks, then stroll through Szczeliniec Wielki, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tron Liczyrzepy.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kudowa-Zdroj visit planner.

Getting from Krakow to Kudowa-Zdroj by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Kudowa-Zdroj are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Karpacz.

Things to do in Kudowa-Zdroj

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Tron Liczyrzepy
Highlights from your plan
Errant Rocks ©
Errant Rocks
Szczeliniec Wielki ©
Szczeliniec Wielki
Park Zdrojowy ©
Park Zdrojowy

1
night
Karpacz

Karpacz ©
Karpacz sits on the slopes of towering Mount Sniezka and draws visitors with its pristine natural scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Podgornej Waterfall, look for all kinds of wild species at Sniezka, then get great views at Centrum Rekreacji i Sportu Kolorowa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parafia Wang.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Karpacz trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Kudowa-Zdroj to Karpacz in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Karpacz

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Podgornej Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Sniezka ©
Sniezka
Parafia Wang ©
Parafia Wang
Podgornej Waterfall ©
Podgornej Waterfall

2
nights
Wroclaw

Wroclaw ©
Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Magdalene Church, make a trip to Panorama of Raclawice Battle, then ponder the world of politics at Wroclaw Town Hall, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town- Historic Center. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archikatedra pw. Sw. Jana Chrzciciela we Wroclawiu, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Wroclaw route planner.

Traveling by car from Karpacz to Wroclaw takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Torun.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy)
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Torun

Torun ©
The birthplace of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, the medieval town of Torun escaped the destruction of World War II, managing to preserve most of the Gothic architecture of its historical old town.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): make a trip to Town Square - Old Town, get a sense of history and politics at Old Town Hall, contemplate the long history of Krzywa Wieza, examine the collection at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, then pause for some photo ops at Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Teznie w Ciechocinku.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Torun route maker website .

Getting from Wroclaw to Torun by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Torun are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gdansk.

Things to do in Torun

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Teznie w Ciechocinku
Highlights from your plan
Żywe Muzeum Piernika ©
Żywe Muzeum Piernika
Teznie w Ciechocinku ©
Teznie w Ciechocinku
Town Square - Old Town ©
Town Square - Old Town

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Archikatedra Oliwska and Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku. Popular historic sites such as Westerplatte and Mennonite Cemetery are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), take in panoramic vistas at Sopot Pier, don't miss a visit to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), and kick back and relax at Sopot Beach.

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You can drive from Torun to Gdansk in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sopot, Malbork
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Archikatedra Oliwska ©
Archikatedra Oliwska

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