15 days in Poland Itinerary

15 days in Poland Itinerary

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15 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Krakow
train:  2​h 30​min
1
Warsaw
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Torun
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Gdansk
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Krakow
— 4 nights
train:  15​min
5
Wieliczka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Bukowina Tatrzanska
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Zakopane
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Oswiecim
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Krakow

2
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Get some cultural insight at Krakowskie Przedmiescie and Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum. Visit Old Town and St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny) for their historical value. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, see the interesting displays at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Warsaw road trip planning website .

Krakow to Warsaw is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Torun.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

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 7th (Wed): admire the striking features of Old Town Hall, don't miss a visit to Town Square - Old Town, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus, examine the collection at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, then steep yourself in history at Krzywa Wieza, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Teznie w Ciechocinku.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Torun trip planner .

You can take a train from Warsaw to Torun in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Torun sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (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
Town Square - Old Town ©
Town Square - Old Town
Żywe Muzeum Piernika ©
Żywe Muzeum Piernika
Teznie w Ciechocinku ©
Teznie w Ciechocinku

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.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej) and Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Stutthof Concentration Camp and Westerplatte. Step out of Gdansk with an excursion to Mennonite Cemetery in Malbork--about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archikatedra Oliwska, enjoy the sand and surf at Sopot Beach, wander the streets of Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), and enjoy breathtaking views from Sopot Pier.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gdansk trip maker tool .

Getting from Torun to Gdansk by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Torun in August, plan for slightly colder days in Gdansk, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Malbork, Sopot, Stutthof Concentration Camp
Highlights from your plan

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.
Popular historic sites such as Planty Park and Sanctuary of Divine Mercy are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu) and HistoryLand. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle, steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, examine the collection at Polish Aviation Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow visit planning app .

You can fly from Gdansk to Krakow in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Gdansk in August, you will find days in Krakow are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Wieliczka.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

1
night
Wieliczka

Wieliczka ©
Best known as the site of one of the world's oldest salt mines, Wieliczka receives nearly a million visitors each year.
On the 15th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location, steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, then don't miss a visit to Rynek Gorny, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church St. Clement.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Wieliczka trip itinerary tool .

Wieliczka is just a short distance from Krakow. In August, daily temperatures in Wieliczka can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Bukowina Tatrzanska.

Things to do in Wieliczka

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

1
night
Bukowina Tatrzanska

Bukowina Tatrzanska ©
Bukowina Tatrzańska, is a village in Tatra County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland, close to the border with Slovakia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Wodogrzmoty Mickiewicza - Waterfall, view the masterpieces at Bukowina Cultural Centre Dom Ludowy, then get engrossed in the history at Zagroda Soltysow - Skansen Jurgow, then look for all kinds of wild species at Czarna Gora Peak, and finally explore the world behind art at Manors of Lopuszna.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bukowina Tatrzanska online journey builder .

Drive from Wieliczka to Bukowina Tatrzanska in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Wieliczka in August since evenings lows in Bukowina Tatrzanska dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zakopane.

Things to do in Bukowina Tatrzanska

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Czarna Gora Peak, Wodogrzmoty Mickiewicza - Waterfall, Manors of Lopuszna
Highlights from your plan
Zagroda Soltysow - Skansen Jurgow ©
Zagroda Soltysow - Skansen Jurgow

1
night
Zakopane

Zakopane ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Yam, kick back and relax at Gubalowka Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Giewont Mountain, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zakopane trip site .

Zakopane is just a short distance from Bukowina Tatrzanska. In August in Zakopane, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Giewont Mountain ©
Giewont Mountain
Gubalowka Beach ©
Gubalowka Beach
Art Gallery Yam ©
Art Gallery Yam

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum and Synagogue, then get a sense of history and politics at Muzeum Ratusz, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Market Square.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Oswiecim trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Zakopane to Oswiecim takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue

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