22 days in Poland Itinerary

22 days in Poland Itinerary

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Gdansk
— 3 nights
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Torun
— 3 nights
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Slupca
— 2 nights
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Poznan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wadowice
— 1 night
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Krakow
— 4 nights
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Rabka-Zdroj
— 2 nights
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Warsaw
— 3 nights
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Gdansk

— 3 nights

World Capital of Amber

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The National Museum in Gdansk, steep yourself in history at Gdańsk Town Hall, take a stroll through Dlugi Targ Square, then go for a walk through Piwna Street (Ulica Piwna), and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Muzeum Starych Zabawek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Dominikanie Gdańsk - Bazylika pw. Świętego Mikołaja | St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Catherine's Church (Kosciol Sw. Katarzyny).

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gdansk driving holiday planning site.

Chicago, USA to Gdansk is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in Gdansk at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Torun.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Torun

— 3 nights

City of Angels

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.
You'll explore and learn at Tony Halik Explorers' Museum and Torun Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Esken Family House - Torun History Museum and Teutonic Castle Ruins. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Centre of Contemporary Art, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo & Botanical Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Jacob, and steep yourself in history at The Arthur's Court.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Torun online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Gdansk to Torun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Torun are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Slupca.

Things to do in Torun

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Slupca

— 2 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Lichen and Castle. Popular historic sites such as Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Nicholas and Basilica of Our Lady of Lichen are in your itinerary. Explore Slupca's surroundings by going to Adam Mickiewicz Museum (in Smielow), Pyzdry Region Museum (in Pyzdry) and Sky Camp - Skydiving (in Kazimierz Biskupi).

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Slupca trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Torun to Slupca in 2 hours. In June in Slupca, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Poznan.

Things to do in Slupca

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Poznan

— 3 nights
Poland's original capital, Poznan boasts centuries of rich history and culture, as well as a modern town center drawing a growing number of weekend revelers with its vibrant nightlife and diverse restaurant scene.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Wojciech, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Francis Seraficki. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Kornik Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Kornickie, then contemplate the long history of Rogalin Palace, then examine the collection at National Museum of Agriculture and Agricultural-Food Industry, and finally see the interesting displays at Blubry 6D - Poznan Legends.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Poznan journey builder.

Traveling by car from Slupca to Poznan takes an hour. In June in Poznan, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Wadowice.

Things to do in Poznan

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

Wadowice

— 1 night
Wadowice is a city in southern Poland, 50km from Kraków with 19,200 inhabitants (2006), situated on the Skawa river, confluence of Vistula, in the eastern part of Silesian Foothills (Pogórze Śląskie). On the 16th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Family Home of John Paul II, pause for some serene contemplation at Minor Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, then get to know the fascinating history of John Paul II Square in Wadowice, then examine the collection at Apilandia Interaktywne Centrum Pszczelarstwa, and finally see the interesting displays at Muzeum im. Antoniego Krajewskiego.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Wadowice trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Poznan to Wadowice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Krakow.

Things to do in Wadowice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Krakow

— 4 nights

Slavic Rome

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 some historical perspective at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Planty Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Polish Aviation Museum and Sanctuary of Divine Mercy. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, see the interesting displays at Krakow Pinball Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Krakow trip planning tool.

You can drive from Wadowice to Krakow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In June in Krakow, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Rabka-Zdroj.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rabka-Zdroj

— 2 nights
Rabka-Zdrój, usually referred to as Rabka, is a spa town in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland. On the 22nd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanktuarium Matki Bozej Ludzmierskiej, and finally hike along Maciejowa Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at Wladyslawa Orkana Museum, then examine the collection at Muzeum Gorali i Zbojnikow, then see the interesting displays at Chabowka Rolling-Stock Heritage Park Skansen, and finally stroll around Park Zdrojowy.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rabka-Zdroj day trip planning app.

You can drive from Krakow to Rabka-Zdroj in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Rabka-Zdroj

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Warsaw

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum World of Illusion and Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego. Discover out-of-the-way places like Krakowskie Przedmiescie and Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach, contemplate the long history of Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza), get a taste of the local shopping with Kordegarda, and admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Warsaw driving holiday website.

You can drive from Rabka-Zdroj to Warsaw in 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Warsaw are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Poland travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.