31 days in Poland Itinerary

31 days in Poland Itinerary

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Wroclaw
— 4 nights
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Oswiecim
— 2 nights
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Zakopane
— 5 nights
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Krakow
— 6 nights
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Gdansk
— 6 nights
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Warsaw
— 5 nights
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Bialowieza
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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.
Explore Wroclaw's surroundings by going to Kalisz (Muzeum im. G.J. Osiakowskich & Aquapark Kalisz) and Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) (in Swidnica). Spend the 1st (Mon) among pleasant surroundings at Rynek of Wroclaw. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at GOjump Wroclaw Park Trampolin, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town- Historic Center.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Wroclaw day trip planner.

Poznan to Wroclaw is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August in Wroclaw, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): find something for the whole family at GOjump Bielsko-Biala Trampoline Park, then take an in-depth tour of Zamek ksiazat Sulkowskich, and then get in on the family fun at Energylandia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and then take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum and Synagogue.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Oswiecim day trip site.

Getting from Wroclaw to Oswiecim by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Oswiecim can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Zakopane

— 5 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 (Lake Morskie Oko, Rysy Peak, &more) and Pieniński Park Narodowy (in Szczawnica). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, examine the collection at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane, trek along Orla Perc Trail, and admire the masterpieces at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zakopane online holiday planner.

You can drive from Oswiecim to Zakopane in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Zakopane, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Krakow

— 6 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 out of town with these interesting Krakow side-trips: Grota Lokietka (King's Lokietek Cave) (in Ojcow National Park) and Zamek Królewski (in Suloszowa). Spend the 17th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Wieliczka Salt Mine, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Zakopane to Krakow by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gdansk

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gdansk side-trips: Malbork (Dino Park & Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town, contemplate the long history of Westerplatte, take an in-depth tour of Gdańsk Town Hall, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Gdansk day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in August, you will find days in Gdansk are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Warsaw sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Gdansk to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Gdansk in August, you will find days in Warsaw are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bialowieza.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Bialowieza

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): examine the collection at Park Miniatur Zabytkow Podlasia, then delve into the lush surroundings at Bialowieza Forest, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Bialowieskie Drezyny, examine the collection at Open-Air Museum of Wooden Architecture, and then go for a walk through Zebra zubra.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bialowieza trip website.

You can drive from Warsaw to Bialowieza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Warsaw to Bialowieza, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. August in Bialowieza sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Bialowieza

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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.