22 days in Poland Itinerary

22 days in Poland Itinerary

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22 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Krakow
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Kudowa-Zdroj
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Gdansk
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Warsaw
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Chicago

8
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Wieliczka Salt Mine and Sokolica. Popular historic sites such as Wawel Cathedral and Wawel Royal Castle are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Oswiecim to see Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Market Square, examine the collection at Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Church (Kosciol Franciszkanow), and take a stroll through Jewish District (Kazimierz).

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Krakow route planning app .

Chicago, USA to Krakow is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Krakow due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in Krakow at 73°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kudowa-Zdroj.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Sokolica
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

1
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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Szczeliniec Wielki and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Errant Rocks.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kudowa-Zdroj trip builder tool .

Getting from Krakow to Kudowa-Zdroj by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Kudowa-Zdroj, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Gdansk.

Things to do in Kudowa-Zdroj

Wildlife Trails Parks
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Errant Rocks ©
Errant Rocks
Szczeliniec Wielki ©
Szczeliniec Wielki

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at European Solidarity Centre and Abbot's Palace. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Jelitkowo Beach and Brzezno Beach. Explore Gdansk's surroundings by going to Malbork Castle Museum (in Malbork) and Jurata Beach (in Jurata). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Sopot Beach, take a stroll through Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), pause for some serene contemplation at Oliwa Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gdansk holiday planner.

You can drive from Kudowa-Zdroj to Gdansk in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kudowa-Zdroj in June, you will find days in Gdansk are little chillier (67°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Jurata Beach, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, Sopot Beach
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Jelitkowo Beach ©
Jelitkowo Beach
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

6
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and The Royal Castle in Warsaw -Museum. Appreciate the collections at Warsaw Uprising Museum and Wilanów Palace. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie, kick back and relax at Vistula River Beach, explore the world behind art at The National Museum in Warsaw, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Powazki Cemetery.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw online journey maker .

Fly from Gdansk to Warsaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Gdansk in June, expect nights in Warsaw to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

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