31 days in Poland Itinerary

31 days in Poland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Poland trip planner

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Wroclaw
— 4 nights
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Gdansk
— 5 nights
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Warsaw
— 5 nights
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Krakow
— 7 nights
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Szczawnica
— 3 nights
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Zakopane
— 5 nights
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Oswiecim
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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 Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) (in Swidnica) and Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu (in Walbrzych). Spend the 2nd (Sun) among pleasant surroundings at Rynek of Wroclaw. There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town- Historic Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Wroclaw travel itinerary planner.

Katowice to Wroclaw is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Wroclaw can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Explore Gdansk's surroundings by going to Malbork (Mennonite Cemetery & Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, get a taste of the local shopping with Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), take an in-depth tour of Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gdansk trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Wroclaw to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Gdansk, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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, see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre, brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Warsaw road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Warsaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums

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 19th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Krakow travel route builder website.

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Szczawnica.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Szczawnica

— 3 nights
Szczawnica is a resort town in Nowy Targ County in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. Get out of town with these interesting Szczawnica side-trips: Archangel Michael's Church (in Nowy Targ), Nowy Sacz (Sadecki Park Etnograficzny & Nowy Sacz Museum) and Zamek Stara BaSn (in Grybow). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Pieniński Park Narodowy. There's much more to do: make a trip to Szopczanski Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Church - Jaworki, take in the awesome beauty at Bryjarka, and take in panoramic vistas at Luban mountain viewing tower.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Szczawnica tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Krakow to Szczawnica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in May, expect little chillier with lows of 6°C in Szczawnica. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zakopane.

Things to do in Szczawnica

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zakopane: Tatra National Park (The Black Pond, Lake Morskie Oko, &more) and Dwor w Lopusznej (in Lopuszna). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, explore the activities along Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich, admire the masterpieces at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery, and make a trip to Wiktorówki.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zakopane road trip planner.

Drive from Szczawnica to Zakopane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Zakopane sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Oswiecim

— 1 night
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 31st (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Zamek Museum, steep yourself in history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, and then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum and Synagogue.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Oswiecim tour planning site.

Getting from Zakopane to Oswiecim by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Oswiecim, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums · Historic Sites

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.