19 days in Poland Itinerary

19 days in Poland Itinerary

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19 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Krakow
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Krakow
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Zakopane
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Kudowa-Zdroj
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Wroclaw
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Gdansk
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Torun
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Lodz
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
8
Warsaw
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Lublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Krakow

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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.
Head to Galeria Krakowska and Ulica Florianskafor some retail therapy. Explore hidden gems such as Planty Park and Lost Souls Alley. Explore Krakow's surroundings by going to Nikiszowiec (in Katowice), Family Home of John Paul II (in Wadowice) and Ogrodzieniec Castle (in Ogrodzieniec). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, steep yourself in history at Barbakan, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Krakow trip itinerary maker website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Krakow. October in Krakow sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ogrodzieniec Castle, Nikiszowiec, Family Home of John Paul II
Highlights from your plan
Nikiszowiec ©
Nikiszowiec
Ogrodzieniec Castle ©
Ogrodzieniec Castle
Planty Park ©
Planty Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Tatra Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Morskie Oko, then head outdoors with Zakopane Natalia - Kuligi, and finally hit the slopes at Kotelnica Bialczanska. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Dolina Chocholowska, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Giewont Mountain, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zakopane trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Krakow to Zakopane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kudowa-Zdroj.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tatra National Park, Zakopane Natalia - Kuligi, Kotelnica Bialczanska
Highlights from your plan
Giewont Mountain ©
Giewont Mountain
Tatra Museum ©
Tatra Museum
Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko

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night
Kudowa-Zdroj

Kudowa-Zdroj ©
Kudowa-Zdrój or simply Kudowa, is a town located below the Table Mountains in Kłodzko County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in the southwestern part of Poland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Mineral Museum (Muzeum Mineralow), stroll around Park Zdrojowy, get out in the countryside at Szlak Ginacych Zawodow, then identify plant and animal life at Szczeliniec Wielki, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Errant Rocks, and finally walk around Park Zdrojowy.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kudowa-Zdroj online day trip planner .

Getting from Zakopane to Kudowa-Zdroj by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Zakopane in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kudowa-Zdroj, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Kudowa-Zdroj

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Park Zdrojowy
Highlights from your plan
Szczeliniec Wielki ©
Szczeliniec Wielki
Errant Rocks ©
Errant Rocks
Mineral Museum (Muzeum Mineralow) ©
Mineral Museum (Muzeum Mineralow)

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) and Old Town- Historic Center are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu and Zamek Moszna. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wroclaw: Winnica Adoria (in Zachowice), Wiezyca Mountain Observation Tower (in Sobotka) and Klodzko Fortress (in Klodzko). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archikatedra pw. Sw. Jana Chrzciciela we Wroclawiu, admire the striking features of Church of St. Elizabeth, and ponder the design of Multimedia Fountain at Pergola.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Wroclaw online trip planner .

You can drive from Kudowa-Zdroj to Wroclaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Wroclaw are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy), Wiezyca Mountain Observation Tower, Klodzko Fortress, Zamek Moszna, Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu
Highlights from your plan
Zamek Moszna ©
Zamek Moszna
Klodzko Fortress ©
Klodzko Fortress

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.
On the 4th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Stutthof Concentration Camp, then browse the exhibits of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally wander the streets of Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Gdynia Beach, kick back and relax at Sopot Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Archikatedra Oliwska, steep yourself in history at Westerplatte, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Gdańsk Town Hall.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gdansk trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Wroclaw to Gdansk takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Torun.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, Gdynia Beach, Stutthof Concentration Camp, Sopot Beach
Highlights from your plan
Stutthof Concentration Camp ©
Stutthof Concentration Camp
Gdańsk Town Hall ©
Gdańsk Town Hall
Gdynia Beach ©
Gdynia Beach

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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.
On the 6th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Bathing resort on the Rzepowo peninsula in Kruszwica, take an in-depth tour of Teznie w Ciechocinku, take in the architecture and atmosphere at KoSciol pw. Sw. Katarzyny, get a sense of history and politics at Old Town Hall, then make a trip to Town Square - Old Town, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of Soap and History of Dirt, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska), enjoy the sand and surf at Chmielniki Beach, step into the grandiose world of Cultural Centre "Teutonic castle", then see the interesting displays at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, and finally steep yourself in history at Krzywa Wieza.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Torun driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Gdansk to Torun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Torun, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lodz.

Things to do in Torun

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bydgoszcz, Chmielniki Beach, Bathing resort on the Rzepowo peninsula in Kruszwica, Teznie w Ciechocinku
Highlights from your plan
Teznie w Ciechocinku ©
Teznie w Ciechocinku
Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska) ©
Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska)
Krzywa Wieza ©
Krzywa Wieza

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night
Lodz

Lodz ©
Nicknamed the "Polish Manchester" because of its largely industrial character, Lodz draws a growing number of tourists with its rejuvenated central districts, which offer shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for gifts at Ptak Trade Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Adalbert, explore the different monuments and memorials at Jewish cemetery lodz, then buy something for everyone on your list at Manufaktura, then browse the different shops at Sukcesja, and finally shop like a local with Piotrkowska Street.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lodz, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Torun to Lodz in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Lodz

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ptak Trade Center
Highlights from your plan
Jewish cemetery lodz ©
Jewish cemetery lodz
Sukcesja ©
Sukcesja
Piotrkowska Street ©
Piotrkowska Street

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nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
For shopping fun, head to Nowy Swiat or Hala Koszyki. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski). Go for a jaunt from Warsaw to Nieporet to see Municipal Beach about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Krakowskie Przedmiescie, take an in-depth tour of Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Warsaw Uprising Fighters, and get lost in a book at Warsaw University Library.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw tour app .

You can take a train from Lodz to Warsaw in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lublin.

Things to do in Warsaw

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Municipal Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nowy Swiat ©
Nowy Swiat
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Krakowskie Przedmiescie ©
Krakowskie Przedmiescie

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Lublin

Lublin ©
Lublin is the ninth largest city in Poland and the second largest city of Lesser Poland. On the 12th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Majdanek State Museum, then steep yourself in history at Lublin Old Town, then get outside with Korzeniowy Dol Gorge, and finally get engrossed in the history at Jan Kochanowski Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castle Ruins in Krupe, contemplate the long history of Monument of Jan Czechowicz, then see the interesting displays at The Lublin Open Air Village Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of The Lublin Castle.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Lublin road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Warsaw to Lublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Lublin are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Lublin

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Castle Ruins in Krupe, Jan Kochanowski Museum, Korzeniowy Dol Gorge
Highlights from your plan
The Lublin Castle ©
The Lublin Castle
Majdanek State Museum ©
Majdanek State Museum
Castle Ruins in Krupe ©
Castle Ruins in Krupe

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