23 days in Poland & Edinburgh Itinerary

23 days in Poland & Edinburgh Itinerary

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23 days in Poland & Edinburgh Itinerary

Start: Gourock, United Kingdom
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
2
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Lodz, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Sopot, Poland
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Kolobrzeg, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Szczecin, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Poznan, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Wroclaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
10
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Gourock, United Kingdom

few
hours
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary maker app .

Gourock to Edinburgh is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In July, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll set off for Krakow on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Edinburgh

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

5
nights
Krakow, Poland

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location as well as Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau. Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and New Jewish Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Town Hall Tower, wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Krakow trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Krakow takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, expect nights in Krakow to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Lodz.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location
Highlights from your plan
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

2
nights
Lodz, Poland

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.
On the 6th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Fortepian Rubinsteina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Manufaktura, stroll the grounds of Jewish cemetery lodz, then examine the collection at Central Museum of the Textile Industry, and finally browse the exhibits of Planetarium EC1.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lodz travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Krakow to Lodz by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sopot.

Things to do in Lodz

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Manufaktura ©
Manufaktura
Jewish cemetery lodz ©
Jewish cemetery lodz
Fortepian Rubinsteina ©
Fortepian Rubinsteina

4
nights
Sopot, Poland

Sopot ©
Situated on the Baltic coastline, the small seaside resort of Sopot serves as one of northern Poland's glitziest tourist destinations.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Mary's Church and Archikatedra Oliwska. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Stogi Beach and Sopot Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Jelitkowo Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Old Town, and don't miss a visit to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga).

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sopot travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Lodz to Sopot takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Lodz in July, you will find days in Sopot are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kolobrzeg.

Things to do in Sopot

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Gdansk
Highlights from your plan
Sopot Beach ©
Sopot Beach
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Westerplatte ©
Westerplatte

3
nights
Kolobrzeg, Poland

Kolobrzeg ©
Visit Kolobrzeg Molo and Kolobrzeg Cathedral for their historical value. Explore Kolobrzeg's surroundings by going to Miedzywodzie Beach (in Miedzywodzie) and Ruiny Kosciola w Trzesaczu (in Trzesacz).

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kolobrzeg trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Sopot to Kolobrzeg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Szczecin.

Things to do in Kolobrzeg

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Latarnia morska w Gaskach, Ruiny Kosciola w Trzesaczu, Miedzywodzie Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kolobrzeg Lighthouse ©
Kolobrzeg Lighthouse
Kolobrzeg Molo ©
Kolobrzeg Molo
Ruiny Kosciola w Trzesaczu ©
Ruiny Kosciola w Trzesaczu

2
nights
Szczecin, Poland

Szczecin ©
Szczecin is the capital and largest city of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship in Poland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Pomeranian Dukes' Castle and then get to know the fascinating history of Waly Chrobrego Promenade (Hakenterrasse). Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Stare Miasto, then stroll the grounds of Central Cemetery, and then walk around Park Kasprowicza.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Szczecin holiday planning website .

Drive from Kolobrzeg to Szczecin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Poznan.

Things to do in Szczecin

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Central Cemetery ©
Central Cemetery
Park Kasprowicza ©
Park Kasprowicza
Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto

2
nights
Poznan, Poland

Poznan ©
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 17th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Termy Maltanskie. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Park Cytadela, then make a trip to Stary Rynek, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish Church of St. Stanislaus (Fara Church), and finally explore the activities along Malta Lake.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Poznan trip planner .

Drive from Szczecin to Poznan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Poznan, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Poznan

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Termy Maltanskie ©
Termy Maltanskie
Stary Rynek ©
Stary Rynek
Malta Lake ©
Malta Lake

2
nights
Wroclaw, Poland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Archikatedra pw. Sw. Jana Chrzciciela we Wroclawiu, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), and then don't miss a visit to Panorama of Raclawice Battle. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Wroclaw Town Hall and then go for a walk through Rynek we Wroclawiu.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Wroclaw road trip planning website .

Getting from Poznan to Wroclaw by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Wroclaw can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for Krakow.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Rynek we Wroclawiu

1
night
Krakow, Poland

Krakow
For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Krakow travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Wroclaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for Edinburgh on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Krakow

Tours Nightlife Outdoors

1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh
To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Edinburgh trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Edinburgh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Krakow in July, things will get a bit cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Edinburgh

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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