17 days in Central Poland Itinerary

17 days in Central Poland Itinerary

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17 days in Central Poland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Poznan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Torun
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Lodz
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Sandomierz
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Warsaw
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Poznan

Poznan ©
Poland's original capital, Poznan boasts centuries of rich history and culture, as well as a modern town center drawing a growing number of weekend revelers with its vibrant nightlife and diverse restaurant scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Poznan Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul and Urban beach in Lubon. Parish Church of St. Stanislaus (Fara Church) and Ratusz Poznanski will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Poznan with a short trip to Sniezycowy Jar Reserve in Murowana Goslina, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Centrum Stary Browar, examine the collection at Szyfrokontener "Museum of Enigma", get your game on at DEAD HOUSE - Haunted House, and walk around Park Cytadela.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Poznan trip maker site .

Toronto, Canada to Poznan is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Toronto in July since evenings lows in Poznan dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Torun.

Things to do in Poznan

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Sniezycowy Jar Reserve, Urban beach in Lubon
Highlights from your plan
Malta Lake ©
Malta Lake
Park Cytadela ©
Park Cytadela

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Krzywa Wieza, then examine the collection at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lake Chelmzynskie Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Town Square - Old Town, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus, ponder the world of politics at Old Town Hall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Teznie w Ciechocinku, then hike along Kepa Bazarowa, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska).

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Torun trip planner .

You can take a train from Poznan to Torun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Torun are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lodz.

Things to do in Torun

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska), Lake Chelmzynskie Beach, Teznie w Ciechocinku
Highlights from your plan
Town Square - Old Town ©
Town Square - Old Town
Teznie w Ciechocinku ©
Teznie w Ciechocinku
Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska) ©
Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska)

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 5th (Mon): look for gifts at Ptak Trade Center, make a trip to Piotrkowska Street, then make a trip to Fortepian Rubinsteina, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Jewish cemetery lodz, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Manufaktura.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lodz sightseeing planner .

Drive from Torun to Lodz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sandomierz.

Things to do in Lodz

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ptak Trade Center
Highlights from your plan
Piotrkowska Street ©
Piotrkowska Street
Jewish cemetery lodz ©
Jewish cemetery lodz
Manufaktura ©
Manufaktura

4
nights
Sandomierz

Sandomierz ©
Sandomierz is a town in south-eastern Poland with 25,714 inhabitants (2006), situated in the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship (since 1999). Take a break from the city and head to Korzeniowy Dol Gorge and Tarnobrzeg Lake. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Town Hall Sandomierz and Holocaust Memorial Wall. Change things up with these side-trips from Sandomierz: Rzeszow (Church of the Holy Cross & Market Square), Castle Complex in Kazimierz Dolny (in Kazimierz Dolny) and Lancut Castle (in Lancut). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Sandomierz Market Square (Rynek), steep yourself in history at Opatowska Gate, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and kick back and relax at Zalew Janowski.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sandomierz trip app .

Traveling by car from Lodz to Sandomierz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Sandomierz are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Warsaw.

Things to do in Sandomierz

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kazimierz Dolny, Rzeszow, Tarnobrzeg Lake, Lancut Castle, Zalew Janowski
Highlights from your plan
Lancut Castle ©
Lancut Castle
Zalew Janowski ©
Zalew Janowski
Castle Complex in Kazimierz Dolny ©

6
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Do your shopping at Rynek Starego Miasta and Polart. Explore hidden gems such as St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny) and Monument - Temple of Diana. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Nowy Swiat, explore the world behind art at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Warsaw trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sandomierz to Warsaw in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Warsaw are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Krakowskie Przedmiescie ©
Krakowskie Przedmiescie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski) ©

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