23 days in Poland Itinerary

23 days in Poland Itinerary

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23 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h
1
Gdansk
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Augustow
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Lublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Warsaw
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Krakow
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Zakopane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Katowice
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Amsterdam

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.
Step out of Gdansk to go to Malbork and see Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, which is approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town, take in the pleasant sights at Motlawa River Embankment (Dlugie Pobrzeze), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archikatedra Oliwska, and make a trip to Crane (Zuraw).

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gdansk day trip planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Gdansk is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for Augustow.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Augustow

Augustow ©
Augustów, formerly known in English as Augustovo or Augustowo, is a city in north-eastern Poland with 30,802 inhabitants (2011). Change things up with these side-trips from Augustow: Water tower (in Elk), Biebrza National Park (in Goniadz) and Suwalki (Czarna Hancza River & Karting Plaza). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Plaza miejska w Augustowie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of Our Lady Studzieniczanskiej, hunt for treasures at Zygmunt August Market, and pause for some photo ops at Church of Saint Ann.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Augustow trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gdansk to Augustow takes 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Gdansk to Augustow. In August, daytime highs in Augustow are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Lublin.

Things to do in Augustow

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Suwalki, Water tower, Church of Saint Ann, Biebrza National Park
Highlights from your plan
Biebrza National Park ©
Biebrza National Park
Czarna Hancza River ©
Czarna Hancza River
Augustow Canal ©
Augustow Canal

2
nights
Lublin

Lublin ©
Lublin is the ninth largest city in Poland and the second largest city of Lesser Poland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): admire the striking features of Trinity Tower, contemplate the long history of Lublin Old Town, and then contemplate the long history of Majdanek State Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lublin travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Augustow to Lublin in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. August in Lublin sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Warsaw.

Things to do in Lublin

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lublin Old Town ©
Lublin Old Town
Majdanek State Museum ©
Majdanek State Museum
Trinity Tower ©
Trinity Tower

3
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take an in-depth tour of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, browse the exhibits of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and stroll the grounds of Mausoleum of the Soviet Soldiers Cemetery.

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Drive from Lublin to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Warsaw are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

4
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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take a stroll through Stare Miasto, and examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Krakow, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

3
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 10th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Morskie Oko, and then admire the landmark architecture of Upside Down House (Dom Do Gory Nogami). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Giewont Mountain, then don't miss a visit to Wielka Krokiew - Ski Jumping Hill, then don't miss a visit to Krupowki Street, and finally view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Yam.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zakopane trip planner .

Traveling by car from Krakow to Zakopane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Krakow in September since evenings lows in Zakopane dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Zakopane

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Morskie Oko
Highlights from your plan
Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Giewont Mountain ©
Giewont Mountain

2
nights
Katowice

Katowice ©
Katowice is a city in southwestern Poland, with a population of 299,910 and the center of the Silesian Metropolis, with a population of 2.2 million.Throughout the mid-18th century, Katowice had developed into a village upon the discovery of rich coal reserves in the area. Explore Katowice's surroundings by going to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau (in Oswiecim) and Jasna Gora (in Czestochowa). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Rynek, Gliwice, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of Three Ponds (Dolina Trzech Stawow), take in the pleasant sights at Church of St. Michael the Archangel, and enjoy breathtaking views from Warszawa II Observation Tower.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Katowice trip builder site .

You can drive from Zakopane to Katowice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bydgoszcz.

Things to do in Katowice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rynek, Gliwice, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Jasna Gora
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Jasna Gora ©
Jasna Gora
Church of St. Michael the Archangel ©

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