19 days in Poland Itinerary

19 days in Poland Itinerary

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19 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Prague
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Kudowa-Zdroj
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Oswiecim
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Zakopane
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Krakow
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Gdansk
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
6
Warsaw
— 4 nights
End: Warsaw

2
nights
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. On the 24th (Sat), stroll through Park Zdrojowy, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kaplica Czaszek, then admire the masterpieces at Toy Museum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Szczeliniec Wielki. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Errant Rocks and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Stolowe Mountain National Park.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kudowa-Zdroj trip planning site .

Prague, Czech Republic to Kudowa-Zdroj is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In August in Kudowa-Zdroj, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Kudowa-Zdroj

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Szczeliniec Wielki ©
Szczeliniec Wielki
Stolowe Mountain National Park ©
Stolowe Mountain National Park
Errant Rocks ©
Errant Rocks

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 26th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum and Synagogue, then get a sense of history and politics at Muzeum Ratusz, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Market Square.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oswiecim trip site .

Getting from Kudowa-Zdroj to Oswiecim by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Oswiecim, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue

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.
Get in touch with nature at Pieniński Park Narodowy and Gubalowka Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery and Gallery of Antoni Rzasa. Step out of Zakopane with an excursion to Lake Morskie Oko in Tatra National Park--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, take in the exciting artwork at Bukowina Cultural Centre Dom Ludowy, admire the masterpieces at Willa Koliba - Zakopane Style Museum, and stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zakopane route planning website .

You can drive from Oswiecim to Zakopane in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Zakopane can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Morskie Oko, Bukowina Cultural Centre Dom Ludowy, Pieniński Park Narodowy
Highlights from your plan
Pieniński Park Narodowy ©
Pieniński Park Narodowy
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saint Stanislaus Route. Popular historic sites such as Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Kazmierz The Former Jewish District are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at New Jewish Cemetery, wander the streets of Stare Miasto, and hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Krakow driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Zakopane to Krakow in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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.
Popular historic sites such as Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku and Westerplatte are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Sopot Beach. Step out of Gdansk with an excursion to Mennonite Cemetery in Malbork--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, shop like a local with Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), and examine the collection at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gdansk trip planner .

Getting from Krakow to Gdansk by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. September in Gdansk sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sopot, Malbork
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Pole Mokotowskie and Vistula River Beach. Appreciate the collections at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie and Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, get outside with Locked Room, contemplate the waterfront views at Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie, and walk around Park Dolina Sluzewiecka.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Warsaw road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Gdansk to Warsaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Outdoors Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

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