29 days in Poland Itinerary

29 days in Poland Itinerary

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29 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Gdansk
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Warsaw
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Krakow
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Zakopane
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Oswiecim
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Wroclaw
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Phoenix

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.
Explore Gdansk's surroundings by going to Avenue of Merit of the Sea People and Cross of the Sea in Rewa (in Rewa) and Kolo Widokowe (in Gdynia). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, don't miss a visit to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), and learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gdansk trip builder website .

Phoenix, USA to Gdansk is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in April, things will get cooler in Gdansk: highs are around 52°F and lows about 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Avenue of Merit of the Sea People and Cross of the Sea in Rewa, Kolo Widokowe
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St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Old Town ©
Old Town
Room of Plenty ©
Room of Plenty

5
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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre, step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and have some family-friendly fun at Enigma Room - Escape room game.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Warsaw driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Gdansk to Warsaw in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a 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

6
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: explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle, browse the exhibits of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Krakow trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Krakow sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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.
Explore Zakopane's surroundings by going to Szczawnica (Orthodox Church - Jaworki & Pieniński Park Narodowy) and Tatra National Park (Lake Morskie Oko, Rysy Peak, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, trek along Orla Perc Trail, admire the masterpieces at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of Five Lakes.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zakopane road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Krakow to Zakopane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Zakopane sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tatra National Park, Szczawnica, Rusinowa Polana
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane ©
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko

2
nights
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 23rd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and then see the interesting displays at Apilandia Interaktywne Centrum Pszczelarstwa. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Arena Zoltar and then see the interesting displays at Muzeum NadwiSlanski Park Etnograficzny.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oswiecim trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Zakopane to Oswiecim in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Oswiecim are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Muzeum NadwiSlanski Park Etnograficzny, Arena Zoltar, Apilandia Interaktywne Centrum Pszczelarstwa
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©

5
nights
Wroclaw

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wroclaw: Basilica of St. James and St. Agnes (in Nysa), Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu (in Walbrzych) and Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) (in Swidnica). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Rynek we Wroclawiu, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get a sense of history and politics at Wroclaw Town Hall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Wroclaw sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Oswiecim to Wroclaw by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in April, and nighttime lows around 39°F. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Basilica of St. James and St. Agnes, Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu, Jamrozowa Polana, Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy)
Highlights from your plan
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island)
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Wroclaw's Dwarfs ©
Wroclaw's Dwarfs

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