17 days in Poland Itinerary

17 days in Poland Itinerary

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17 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Warsaw
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Krakow
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Gdansk
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Cairo

4
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 historical perspective at Old Town and Rynek Starego Miasta. Head to Miodownia and Galeria Mokotowfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, examine the collection at Copernicus Science Centre, and play a few rounds at Olympic Golf Club.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Warsaw trip planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Warsaw is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Warsaw is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in June, expect nights in Warsaw to be slightly colder, around 14°C, while days are colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Royal Castle. Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), look for gifts at Galeria Krakowska, take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and view the masterpieces at Lagos Gallery.

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Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Krakow are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci and Okret Muzeum ORP Blyskawica. Take a break from the city and head to Jelitkowo Beach and Stogi Beach. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church (Kosciol sw. Jana), look for gifts at Galeria Baltycka Shopping Center, and contemplate the long history of Westerplatte.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gdansk online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Krakow to Gdansk in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Krakow in June, plan for little chillier days in Gdansk, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sopot, Okret Muzeum ORP Blyskawica
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Jelitkowo Beach ©
Jelitkowo Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci

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