17 days in Poland Itinerary

17 days in Poland Itinerary

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17 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
train:  6​h
1
Warsaw
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Gdansk
— 5 nights
train:  5​h 15​min
3
Krakow
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Zakopane
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Wroclaw
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
End: Berlin

2
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then admire the masterpieces at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie, then grab your bike and head to Pole Mokotowskie, and then get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Warsaw trip itinerary builder app .

Berlin, Germany to Warsaw is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Rezerwat Ptasi Raj. Visit Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku and St. Mary's Church for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gdansk: Rezerwat "Katy Rybackie" (in Katy Rybackie), Kepa Redlowska & Klif Orlowski (in Gdynia) and Fokarium (in Hel). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town, stroll through Sopot Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Sopot Pier, and get a taste of the local shopping with Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka).

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gdansk visit planner.

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Warsaw, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Gdansk, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Gdansk

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Sopot, Rezerwat "Katy Rybackie", Fokarium, Kepa Redlowska & Klif Orlowski, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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Sopot Beach ©
Sopot Beach
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

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.
You've now added VisitBus - Auschwitz and Salt Mine Tours to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Wawel Royal Castle. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saint Stanislaus Route. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Stare Miasto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

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

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Krakow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Gdansk in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Krakow, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

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.
You've now added Kasprowy Wierch to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Czorsztyn Castle and Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima. Get in touch with nature at Pieniński Park Narodowy and Giewont Mountain. Step out of Zakopane to go to Tatra National Park and see Lake Morskie Oko, which is approximately 32 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zakopane travel route planning website .

Drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Krakow in August since evenings lows in Zakopane dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Zakopane

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Morskie Oko, Pieniński Park Narodowy, Czorsztyn Castle
Highlights from your plan
Giewont Mountain ©
Giewont Mountain
Pieniński Park Narodowy ©
Pieniński Park Narodowy
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka

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.
Visit Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) and Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Sleza Landscape Park and Sleza Mountain. Change things up with a short trip to Arboretum Wojslawice in Niemcza (about 1h 05 min away). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Rynek we Wroclawiu and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town- Historic Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Wroclaw holiday planner .

You can drive from Zakopane to Wroclaw in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Zakopane in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Wroclaw, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sobotka, Arboretum Wojslawice, Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy)
Highlights from your plan
Arboretum Wojslawice ©
Arboretum Wojslawice
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island)

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