14 days in Poland Itinerary

14 days in Poland Itinerary

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14 days in Poland Itinerary

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

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.
Appreciate the collections at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wawel Royal Castle and Wawel Cathedral. Step out of Krakow with an excursion to Zamek Królewski in Suloszowa--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, and shop like a local with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow route planning app .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Krakow is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. September in Krakow sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zamek Królewski, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the galleries of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum and Synagogue, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Market Square.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Oswiecim trip planner .

Getting from Krakow to Oswiecim by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. September in Oswiecim sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Warsaw.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue

4
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
You'll explore and learn at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie and Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and The National Museum in Warsaw. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, explore the world behind art at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw trip maker .

You can drive from Oswiecim to Warsaw in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

4
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.
Let the collections at Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku and Żywe Muzeum Piernika capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as St. Mary's Church and Archikatedra Oliwska are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the long history of Gdańsk Town Hall, and see the interesting displays at Sala BHP.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gdansk travel website .

You can take a train from Warsaw to Gdansk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Gdansk sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Żywe Muzeum Piernika, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci

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