16 days in Poland Itinerary

16 days in Poland Itinerary

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16 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  6​h
1
Krakow
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Wroclaw
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Lublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Warsaw
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Gdansk
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Barcelona

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Visit Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Cathedral for their historical value. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), enjoy breathtaking views from Town Hall Tower, and wander the streets of Stare Miasto.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Krakow trip builder tool .

Barcelona, Spain to Krakow is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in May: high temperatures in Krakow hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

2
nights
Wroclaw

Wroclaw ©
Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu and then examine the collection at Panorama Raclawicka. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Rynek we Wroclawiu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Cross, and then get to know the fascinating history of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island).

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Wroclaw online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Krakow to Wroclaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Wroclaw can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Lublin.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu
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Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu ©
Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Panorama Raclawicka ©
Panorama Raclawicka

3
nights
Lublin

Lublin ©
Lublin is the ninth largest city in Poland and the second largest city of Lesser Poland. Popular historic sites such as Majdanek State Museum and Lublin Old Town are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and John the Evangelist and Crown Tribunal. Change things up with these side-trips from Lublin: Kazimierz Dolny (Holocaust Memorial Wall & Old Market Square). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of The Lublin Castle, see the interesting displays at The Lublin Open Air Village Museum, and explore the ancient world of Plac Po Farze.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Lublin planner .

Drive from Wroclaw to Lublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Warsaw.

Things to do in Lublin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kazimierz Dolny
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Lublin Old Town ©
Lublin Old Town
Majdanek State Museum ©
Majdanek State Museum

2
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
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 19th (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Wolski. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden, get engrossed in the history at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then brush up on your military savvy at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausoleum of the Soviet Soldiers Cemetery.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Warsaw trip planning website .

Getting from Lublin to Warsaw by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Warsaw sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

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

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Walking tours, Gdańsk Town Hall, Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), and other attractions. St. Mary's Church and Westerplatte will appeal to history buffs. Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci and Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Court of the Fraternity of St. George, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church (Kosciol sw. Jana), and take in panoramic vistas at Sopot Pier.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gdansk trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Warsaw to Gdansk in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. May in Gdansk sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Sopot Pier
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St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Westerplatte ©
Westerplatte
Old Town ©
Old Town

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