32 days in Poland Itinerary

32 days in Poland Itinerary

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32 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Wroclaw
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Oswiecim
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Zakopane
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Krakow
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Warsaw
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Torun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Gdansk
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Detroit

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Wroclaw: Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu (in Walbrzych) and Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) (in Swidnica). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Rynek we Wroclawiu, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Centennial Hall (Hala Ludowa), and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Wroclaw trip planner .

Detroit, USA to Wroclaw is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Detroit to Wroclaw. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Detroit in August since evenings lows in Wroclaw dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy), Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu
Highlights from your plan
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Wroclaw's Dwarfs ©
Wroclaw's Dwarfs

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stroll around Trollandia Rope Park Gora Zar, join the crowd at ZygZak Karting, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Bolek i Lolek, and finally stroll around Pszczyna Historic Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): stroll around Planty Park and then get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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Drive from Wroclaw to Oswiecim in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bielsko-Biala, Pszczyna Historic Park, Trollandia Rope Park Gora Zar
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Trollandia Rope Park Gora Zar ©
Trollandia Rope Park Gora Zar
ZygZak Karting ©
ZygZak Karting

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pieniński Park Narodowy (in Szczawnica) and Tatra National Park (The Black Pond & Lake Morskie Oko). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, stroll through Valley of Five Lakes, trek along Za Bramka Gorge, and don't miss a visit to Wiktorówki.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zakopane online day trip planner .

Getting from Oswiecim to Zakopane by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in Zakopane, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Tatra National Park, Murzasichle, Pieniński Park Narodowy
Highlights from your plan
Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Pieniński Park Narodowy ©
Pieniński Park Narodowy

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, explore the galleries of Wieliczka Salt Mine, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, and get to know the fascinating history of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go 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 in Krakow, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

6
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 museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, contemplate the long history of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Warsaw trip itinerary site .

Getting from Krakow to Warsaw by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Torun.

Things to do in Warsaw

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

2
nights
Torun

Torun ©
The birthplace of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, the medieval town of Torun escaped the destruction of World War II, managing to preserve most of the Gothic architecture of its historical old town.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Lake Chelmzynskie Beach, then head outdoors with Awix Racing Arena, then see the interesting displays at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, and finally don't miss a visit to Town Square - Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Solankowy Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Martin's and St. Nicholas, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bukowiec Landscape Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Torun road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Torun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Torun are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gdansk.

Things to do in Torun

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Solankowy Park, Cathedral of St. Martin's and St. Nicholas, Lake Chelmzynskie Beach, Bukowiec Landscape Park
Highlights from your plan
Solankowy Park ©
Solankowy Park
Town Square - Old Town ©
Town Square - Old Town
Żywe Muzeum Piernika ©
Żywe Muzeum Piernika

7
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.
Gdansk is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town, take a memorable tour with Tours, steep yourself in history at Westerplatte, and take in the pleasant sights at Motlawa River Embankment (Dlugie Pobrzeze).

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gdansk road trip planning site .

You can drive from Torun to Gdansk in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Torun in August, plan for slightly colder days in Gdansk, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Gdansk

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ronald Reagan Park ©
Ronald Reagan Park
Old Town ©
Old Town
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

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