18 days in Poland Itinerary

18 days in Poland Itinerary

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18 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
plane:  4​h
1
Wroclaw
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Oswiecim
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Zakopane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Krakow
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Warsaw
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Gdansk
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Berlin

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): go for a walk through Rynek we Wroclawiu. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Wroclaw's Dwarfs, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then don't miss a visit to Anonymous Pedestrians, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island).

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Wroclaw online route planner .

Berlin, Germany to Wroclaw is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Wroclaw can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Wroclaw's Dwarfs ©
Wroclaw's Dwarfs

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Thu), sample the tasty concoctions at Tychy Brewery Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Oswiecim trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Wroclaw to Oswiecim takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Oswiecim, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Tychy Brewery Museum
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Tychy Brewery Museum ©
Tychy Brewery Museum

2
nights
Zakopane

Zakopane ©
Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, anĀ area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
On the 8th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at The Black Pond, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Morskie Oko, and then see the interesting displays at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, take in the awesome beauty at Rysy Peak, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rysy, and finally explore the world behind art at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zakopane day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Oswiecim to Zakopane takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Oswiecim in November, Zakopane is a bit cooler at night with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tatra National Park
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Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane ©
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane
Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka

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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip maker .

Getting from Zakopane to Krakow by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November in Krakow, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

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

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: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Warsaw journey planner .

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Warszawa ©
Room Escape Warszawa
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

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.
Step out of Gdansk to go to Malbork and see Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, which is approximately 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), make a trip to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gdansk tour planner .

Getting from Warsaw to Gdansk by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. November in Gdansk sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, Sopot Pier
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Old Town ©
Old Town
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci

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