15 days in Poland Itinerary

15 days in Poland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Poland vacation planner

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Warsaw
— 3 nights
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Czestochowa
— 2 nights
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Krakow
— 4 nights
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Zakopane
— 3 nights
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Warsaw
— 1 night
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Warsaw

— 3 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: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Warsaw is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Warsaw due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Czestochowa.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Czestochowa

— 2 nights
On the 18th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanktuarium Matki Bozej Jasnogorskiej, make a trip to Obraz Czarnej Madonny, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jasna Gora.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Czestochowa day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Warsaw to Czestochowa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Czestochowa are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Czestochowa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.
When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately Oswiecim away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Czestochowa to Krakow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Zakopane

— 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pieniński Park Narodowy (in Szczawnica) and Terma Bania (in Bialka Tatrzanska). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, see the interesting displays at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane, make a trip to Krupowki Street, and cool off at Aqua Park Zakopane.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Zakopane trip planner.

You can drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Krakow in May since evenings lows in Zakopane dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Zakopane

Nature · Parks · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Warsaw

— 1 night

Phoenix City

Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), pause for some photo ops at Monument to Prince Josef Poniatowski, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakowskie Przedmiescie, and finally don't miss a visit to Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza.

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

Do a combination of bus and flight from Zakopane to Warsaw in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Zakopane in May, Warsaw is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites

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.