15 days in Poland Itinerary

15 days in Poland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Poland holiday planner

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Oswiecim
— 1 day
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Zakopane
— 1 night
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Wieliczka
— 1 night
Drive
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Krakow
— 4 nights
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Warsaw
— 4 nights
Fly
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Gdansk
— 3 nights
Fly
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Wroclaw
— 1 night
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Oswiecim

— 1 day
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 1st (Wed), walk around Planty Park and then get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oswiecim trip itinerary planning app.

Katowice to Oswiecim is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Zakopane

— 1 night

Winter Capital of Poland

Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, anĀ area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Wodogrzmoty Mickiewicza - Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, then admire the masterpieces at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zakopane day trip tool.

Getting from Oswiecim to Zakopane by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Wieliczka.

Things to do in Zakopane

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka

— 1 night
Best known as the site of one of the world's oldest salt mines, Wieliczka receives nearly a million visitors each year.
On the 3rd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Basilica in Bochnia, don't miss a visit to Benedictine Monastery, and then steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Wieliczka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zakopane to Wieliczka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Wieliczka

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Krakow

— 4 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, steep yourself in history at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), have fun at Cracow Shooting Academy, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Krakow tour planner.

Krakow is just a short distance from Wieliczka. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Warsaw

— 4 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, see the interesting displays at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich, step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and get your game on at Enigma RoomR - Escape room game.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Warsaw route builder site.

Getting from Krakow to Warsaw by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Gdansk

— 3 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.
Gdansk is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, contemplate the long history of Westerplatte, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), and deepen your understanding at Gdansk University of Technology.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gdansk trip itinerary app.

Getting from Warsaw to Gdansk by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April in Gdansk, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Wroclaw

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
On the 15th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Wroclaw's Dwarfs and then make a trip to Rynek of Wroclaw.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Wroclaw trip itinerary site.

Getting from Gdansk to Wroclaw by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Wroclaw can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

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.