16 days in Poland Itinerary

16 days in Poland Itinerary

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16 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Krakow
1
Krakow
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Zakopane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Oswiecim
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Lodz
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Warsaw
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Malbork
— 1 night
train:  30​min
7
Gdansk
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Krakow

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wawel Royal Castle and HistoryLand. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Krakow route site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Krakow. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Nature & Wildlife Tours
HistoryLand ©
HistoryLand

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Wodogrzmoty Mickiewicza - Waterfall, then explore the activities along Lake Morskie Oko, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Centrum Edukacji Przyrodniczej TPN. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, take in panoramic vistas at Rusinowa Polana, then explore the activities along The Black Pond, and finally explore the world behind art at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zakopane online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tatra National Park, Rusinowa Polana
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Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
The Black Pond ©
The Black Pond

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 7th (Thu): walk around Planty Park and then browse the exhibits of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Oswiecim online vacation planner .

Getting from Zakopane to Oswiecim by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Oswiecim can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lodz.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©

1
night
Lodz

Lodz ©
Nicknamed the "Polish Manchester" because of its largely industrial character, Lodz draws a growing number of tourists with its rejuvenated central districts, which offer shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get curious at Centrum Nauki i Techniki EC1, examine the collection at Se-ma-for Animation Museum, and then get your game on at Virtual House.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lodz sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Oswiecim to Lodz in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. November in Lodz sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Lodz

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Centrum Nauki i Techniki EC1 ©
Centrum Nauki i Techniki EC1
Virtual House ©
Virtual House
Se-ma-for Animation Museum ©
Se-ma-for Animation Museum

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nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kids will enjoy Copernicus Science Centre and Dollhouse Museum. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Warsaw trip itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Lodz to Warsaw in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Malbork.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Copernicus Science Centre ©
Copernicus Science Centre
Room Escape Games

1
night
Malbork

Malbork ©
Although it contains Europe's largest Gothic castle, Malbork remains a small rural town overlooked by the majority of Poland's foreign visitors.
On the 13th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, contemplate the long history of Latin School, then stroll the grounds of Mennonite Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Brama Garncarska.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Malbork trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Malbork takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, daily temperatures in Malbork can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Gdansk.

Things to do in Malbork

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Mennonite Cemetery ©
Mennonite Cemetery
Brama Garncarska ©
Brama Garncarska

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sobieszewo Beach and JUMPCITY Trampoline Park - Gdansk. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, take in the pleasant sights at Motlawa River Embankment (Dlugie Pobrzeze), and get your game on at Room of Plenty.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Gdansk visit planning app .

Gdansk is just a short distance from Malbork. November in Gdansk sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci
Room of Plenty ©
Room of Plenty
Escaperooms ©
Escaperooms

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