17 days in Poland Itinerary

17 days in Poland Itinerary

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17 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Wroclaw
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Krakow
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Zakopane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Krakow
— 1 night
train:  5​h
5
Warsaw
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Elk
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Gizycko
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Gdansk
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kolejkowo, Wroclaw's Dwarfs, Moszna Castle, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to Wroclaw's Dwarfs, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town- Historic Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), find something for the whole family at Kolejkowo, then don't miss a visit to Panorama of Raclawice Battle, and finally admire the local landmark of Multimedia Fountain at Pergola. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, have some family-friendly fun at Aquapark Wroclaw, and then explore the historical opulence of Moszna Castle.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Wroclaw trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Wroclaw is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Wroclaw is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect nights in Wroclaw to be cooler, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Zamek Moszna
Highlights from your plan
Kolejkowo ©
Kolejkowo
Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium ©
Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium
Aquapark Wroclaw ©
Aquapark Wroclaw

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.
You've added Cracow Historical Museum - Old Market Underground Branch, The Barbican (Barbakan), Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Polish Aviation Museum, contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, then wander the streets of Stare Miasto, then steep yourself in history at The Barbican (Barbakan), and finally get great views at Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wroclaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

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 added Chocholowskie Termy, Krupowki Street, Gubalowka Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Kasprowy Wierch and then kick back and relax at Gubalowka Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Morskie Oko, then make a trip to Krupowki Street, and then test the waters at Chocholowskie Termy.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zakopane travel route planning app .

Drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zakopane, with lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Chocholowskie Termy, Czorsztyn Castle, Lake Morskie Oko
Highlights from your plan
Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko
Gubalowka Beach ©
Gubalowka Beach
Kasprowy Wierch ©
Kasprowy Wierch

1
night
Krakow

Krakow ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Energylandia. On the 14th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Energylandia.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Krakow travel planner.

Traveling by car from Zakopane to Krakow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Energylandia
Highlights from your plan
Energylandia ©
Energylandia

2
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Warsaw University Library, Arkadia Shopping Mall, Nowy Swiat, and other attractions. On the 15th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science, explore the engaging exhibits at Dollhouse Museum, then look and learn at Copernicus Science Centre, and finally browse the collection at Warsaw University Library. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Warszawskie Zoo, learn from the experts at Rope Park Warszawa, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, contemplate the long history of Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski), then kick back and relax at Vistula River Beach, and finally wander the streets of Nowy Swiat.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Warsaw journey planner.

Getting from Krakow to Warsaw by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. August in Warsaw sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Elk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Copernicus Science Centre ©
Copernicus Science Centre
Warszawskie Zoo ©
Warszawskie Zoo

2
nights
Elk

Elk ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Elk Narrow Gauge Railway.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Elk trip site .

You can drive from Warsaw to Elk in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Gizycko.

Things to do in Elk

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Elk Narrow Gauge Railway ©
Elk Narrow Gauge Railway

3
nights
Gizycko

Gizycko ©
Giżycko is a town in northeastern Poland with 29,796 inhabitants (2004). Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rezerwat Krutynia as well as Rope park Wiewiora. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gizycko: Tropikana Aquapark (in Mikolajki) and Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku (in Malbork). There's more to do: take in the views from Gizycko Swing Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gizycko trip planning site .

Getting from Elk to Gizycko by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Gizycko

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tropikana Aquapark, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, Rezerwat Krutynia
Highlights from your plan
Rezerwat Krutynia ©
Rezerwat Krutynia
Tropikana Aquapark ©
Tropikana Aquapark
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hala Targowa Kupcow Dominikanskich, Crane (Zuraw), Hevelianum, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get curious at Hevelianum and then look for gifts at Hala Targowa Kupcow Dominikanskich.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gdansk trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Gizycko to Gdansk by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Gdansk are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hevelianum ©
Hevelianum
Old Town ©
Old Town
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

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