14 days in Poland Itinerary

14 days in Poland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Poland tour planner

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Fly
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Krakow
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oswiecim
— 1 night
Drive
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Tatra National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Zakopane
— 1 night
Bus to Kraków, Fly to Gdansk
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Gdynia
— 1 night
Drive
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Gdansk
— 2 nights
Drive
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Torun
— 1 night
Drive
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Warsaw
— 2 nights
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Krakow

— 3 nights

Slavic Rome

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and pause for some photo ops at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Krakow road trip tool.

Sydney, Australia to Krakow is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Krakow due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Krakow reach 1°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Oswiecim

— 1 night
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 6th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Zamek Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, and then take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum and Synagogue.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Oswiecim trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Krakow to Oswiecim in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tatra National Park.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums · Historic Sites

Tatra National Park

— 1 night
On the 7th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rysy, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rysy Peak, then explore the activities along The Black Pond, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rusinowa Polana.

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Getting from Oswiecim to Tatra National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Tatra National Park

Nature · Parks

Zakopane

— 1 night

Winter Capital of Poland

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.
On the 8th (Sat), head outdoors with Suche Ski Area, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, then view the masterpieces at Art Gallery in Koziniec, and finally see the interesting displays at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zakopane travel planner.

Zakopane is just a stone's throw from Tatra National Park. In January, daytime highs in Zakopane are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gdynia.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Gdynia

— 1 night
A tranquil fishing settlement for several centuries, Gdynia today serves as a comfortable urban base for day trips along the Baltic coastline, with a seemingly endless string of lively sea resorts.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Kolo Widokowe, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Monte Cassino, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sopot Pier, and finally kick back and relax at Sopot Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gdynia day trip website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Zakopane to Gdynia in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Zakopane in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Gdynia, with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gdansk.

Things to do in Gdynia

Spas · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gdansk

— 2 nights

World Capital of Amber

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, then visit Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga). On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Gdańsk Town Hall, make a trip to Neptune's Fountain (Fontanna Neptuna), then brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally make a trip to AmberSky Gdansk - Kolo Widokowe.

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You can drive from Gdynia to Gdansk in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Torun.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods

Torun

— 1 night

City of Angels

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 12th (Wed): look for gifts at EMPORIUM souvenirs of Torun, see the interesting displays at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, explore the galleries of Niewidzialny Dom, make a trip to Town Square - Old Town, then examine the collection at Torun Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Jacob.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Torun trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Gdansk to Torun in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January in Torun, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Warsaw.

Things to do in Torun

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Warsaw

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

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 13th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science, then take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Warsaw trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Torun to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Warsaw sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Poland travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.