30 days in Poland Itinerary

30 days in Poland Itinerary

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Wroclaw
— 4 nights
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Oswiecim
— 2 nights
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Zakopane
— 6 nights
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Krakow
— 7 nights
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Warsaw
— 5 nights
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Gdansk
— 5 nights
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Wroclaw

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Spend the 1st (Sat) among pleasant surroundings at Rynek of Wroclaw. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, get a sense of history and politics at Wroclaw Town Hall, and find something for the whole family at GOjump Wroclaw Park Trampolin.

To find photos and tourist information, refer to the Wroclaw online road trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Wroclaw is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Wroclaw is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Oswiecim

— 2 nights
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 6th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Zamek Museum, get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, and then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum and Synagogue. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Stara Fabryka, take an in-depth tour of Zamek ksiazat Sulkowskich, then appreciate the history behind Pomnik Reksia, and finally admire the striking features of Kamienica Pod Zabami.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Oswiecim road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wroclaw to Oswiecim takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zakopane

— 6 nights

Winter Capital of Poland

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 Tatra National Park (Rysy Peak, Rysy, &more). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, hike along Olczyska Valley, and admire the verdant scenery at Dolina Koscieliska.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zakopane online travel planner.

Getting from Oswiecim to Zakopane by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Zakopane are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Krakow

— 7 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.
Spend the 17th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine, contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Krakow route builder.

Drive from Zakopane to Krakow in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Warsaw

— 5 nights

Phoenix City

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, explore the world behind art at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, and look and learn at Copernicus Science Centre.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Warsaw itinerary planner.

Getting from Krakow to Warsaw by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Spas

Gdansk

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gdansk: Malbork (Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku & Mennonite Cemetery). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, and stroll around Oliwa Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gdansk tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Gdansk sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.