17 days in Poland Itinerary

17 days in Poland Itinerary

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17 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly:  17​h
1
Gdansk
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Warsaw
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Krakow
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Oswiecim
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Cleveland

4
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.
Gdansk is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town, get your game on at Questrooms, go for a walk through Motlawa River Embankment (Dlugie Pobrzeze), and steep yourself in history at Westerplatte.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gdansk driving holiday planning tool .

Cleveland, USA to Gdansk is an approximately 17-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Cleveland to Gdansk. In December, daytime highs in Gdansk are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci
Old Town ©
Old Town
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

4
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, explore the world behind art at The National Museum in Warsaw, admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Warsaw day trip tool .

You can take a train from Gdansk to Warsaw in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. December in Warsaw sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Room Escape Warszawa ©
Room Escape Warszawa
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

5
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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip planner .

Take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Krakow sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 28°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and then examine the collection at Apilandia Interaktywne Centrum Pszczelarstwa.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Oswiecim trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Krakow to Oswiecim by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In January in Oswiecim, expect temperatures between 33°F during the day and 22°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Apilandia Interaktywne Centrum Pszczelarstwa, Treasures of the Earth / Mineral Museum
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©

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