17 days in Poland Itinerary

17 days in Poland Itinerary

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17 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  14​h
1
Gdansk
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Krakow
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Zakopane
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Torun
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Gdansk

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Jelitkowo Beach and Kepa Redlowska & Klif Orlowski. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stutthof Concentration Camp and Slowinski National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gdansk: Displaced Gdynians Monument (in Gdynia), Gniew (Gniew Castle & Muzeum Kapsla) and Krynica Morska Beach (in Krynica Morska). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Gdańsk Town Hall, make a trip to Green Gate (Brama Zielona), pause for some serene contemplation at Carthusian Church Monastery, and kick back and relax at Debki Beach.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gdansk day trip tool .

Toronto, Canada to Gdansk is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Gdansk, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in October, things will get little chillier in Gdansk: highs are around 13°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gniew, Gdynia, Frombork, Teutonic Order Castle, Debki Beach
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Stutthof Concentration Camp ©
Stutthof Concentration Camp
Gdańsk Town Hall ©
Gdańsk Town Hall
Jelitkowo Beach ©
Jelitkowo Beach

2
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.
On the 9th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Planty Park and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Gestapo Headquarters, explore the world behind art at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, then see the interesting displays at Executioner Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Rynek Underground.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Krakow trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Gdansk to Krakow in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Museums Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Planty Park ©
Planty Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow ©
Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Valley of Five Lakes. Step out of the city life by going to Trzy Korony Summit and Czarna Gora Peak. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Market Square and Archangel Michael's Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zakopane: St. Michael Archangel's Church in Debno (in Debno), Valley of the White Wiselka (in Wisla) and Zaskalnik Watrefall (Wodospad Zaskalnik) (in Szczawnica). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bulwary nad Sola, enjoy the sand and surf at Gubalowka Beach, shop like a local with Art Gallery Yam, and take in the exciting artwork at Gallery of Antoni Rzasa.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zakopane trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Krakow to Zakopane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in October, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Torun.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Chata u Kawuloka, Czarna Gora Peak, Bulwary nad Sola, Trzy Korony Summit, St. Michael Archangel's Church in Debno
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Trzy Korony Summit ©
Trzy Korony Summit
St. Michael Archangel's Church in Debno ©

3
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 16th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church, appreciate the history behind Pomnik Flisaka, head off the coast to Kepa Bazarowa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Jacob, then don't miss a visit to Bunker - Wisla, and finally examine the collection at Niewidzialny Dom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The Arthur's Court, examine the collection at Esken Family House - Torun History Museum, explore the historical opulence of Ruins of the Teutonic Castle in Torun, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Martin's and St. Nicholas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bydgoszcz Basilica, and finally bet on your favorite at Motoarena Torun im. Mariana Rosego.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Torun online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Zakopane to Torun in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Torun

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Strzelno, Bydgoszcz, Kruszwica, Market Square
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Rotunda Sw. Prokopa ©
Rotunda Sw. Prokopa

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