18 days in Poland Itinerary

18 days in Poland Itinerary

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18 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Gdansk
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Jelenia Gora
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Zakopane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Krakow
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Torun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Gdansk

7
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.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gdansk trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Gdansk is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Toronto in October; daily highs in Gdansk reach 13°C and lows reach 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for Jelenia Gora.

Things to do in Gdansk

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

2
nights
Jelenia Gora

Jelenia Gora ©
Jelenia Góra is a city in Lower Silesia, south-western Poland. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Bolczow Castle and then step into the grandiose world of Grodziec Castle.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jelenia Gora day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Gdansk to Jelenia Gora takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Jelenia Gora are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 11th (Fri), you're off toZakopane.

Things to do in Jelenia Gora

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grodziec Castle, Bolczow Castle
Highlights from your plan
Grodziec Castle ©
Grodziec Castle

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sanktuarium Najswietszej Rodziny w Zakopanem and Orthodox Church - Jaworki. Explore hidden gems such as Zaskalnik Watrefall (Wodospad Zaskalnik) and Rysy Peak. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zakopane: Manors of Lopuszna (in Lopuszna) and Czarna Gora Peak (in Czarna Gora). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Karol Szymanowski Museum, hike along Za Bramka Gorge, head outdoors with Sarnia Skala, and take in the dramatic scenery at Siklawica Waterfall.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zakopane trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Jelenia Gora to Zakopane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Jelenia Gora in October, expect little chillier with lows of 2°C in Zakopane. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Szczawnica, Dwor w Lopusznej, Czarna Gora Peak, Rysy Peak
Highlights from your plan
Siklawica Waterfall ©
Siklawica Waterfall
Sarnia Skala ©
Sarnia Skala

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Galeria Figur Stalowych, then have fun and explore at HistoryLand, then get to know the fascinating history of Planty Park, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Krakow day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Zakopane to Krakow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to Torun.

Things to do in Krakow

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Planty Park ©
Planty Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
HistoryLand ©
HistoryLand

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hipisowka Pub as well as Church of St. Jacob. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Ruins of the Teutonic Castle in Torun, then get a taste of local nightlife at Hipisowka Pub, then steep yourself in history at The Arthur's Court, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Jacob.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Torun vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Krakow to Torun takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in Torun, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Torun

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Strzelno, Collegiate Church of St. Peter and St. Paul
Highlights from your plan
The Arthur's Court ©
The Arthur's Court
Rotunda Sw. Prokopa ©
Rotunda Sw. Prokopa

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