32 days in Slovakia, Hungary & Poland Itinerary

32 days in Slovakia, Hungary & Poland Itinerary

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32 days in Slovakia, Hungary & Poland Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Lublin, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Warsaw, Poland
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Lodz, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Wroclaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Poznan, Poland
— 1 night
train:  2​h
7
Bydgoszcz, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Gdansk, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
9
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Zilina, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Kosice, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Pecs, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
14
Szeged, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
End: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

4
nights
Krakow, Poland

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Planty Park, Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki) and Galicia Jewish Museum. When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle, and browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip itinerary planning website .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Krakow is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Krakow, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cluj-Napoca in September, plan for little chillier days in Krakow, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lublin.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

1
night
Lublin, Poland

Lublin ©
Lublin is the ninth largest city in Poland and the second largest city of Lesser Poland. The Lublin Castle has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Lublin Old Town, then step into the grandiose world of The Lublin Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Majdanek State Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lublin trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Krakow to Lublin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Lublin can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Warsaw.

Things to do in Lublin

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lublin Old Town ©
Lublin Old Town
Majdanek State Museum ©
Majdanek State Museum
The Lublin Castle ©
The Lublin Castle

4
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Muzeum Fryderyka Chopina, Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski), Saxon Gardens, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Warsaw Uprising Fighters, admire the masterpieces at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, and see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Warsaw trip builder .

You can drive from Lublin to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Lodz.

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
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

1
night
Lodz, Poland

Lodz ©
Nicknamed the "Polish Manchester" because of its largely industrial character, Lodz draws a growing number of tourists with its rejuvenated central districts, which offer shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Central Museum of the Textile Industry as well as Manufaktura. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): browse the different shops at Manufaktura, examine the collection at Central Museum of the Textile Industry, and then wander the streets of Piotrkowska Street.

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You can take a train from Warsaw to Lodz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Lodz

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Piotrkowska Street ©
Piotrkowska Street
Manufaktura ©
Manufaktura

3
nights
Wroclaw, Poland

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've added Multimedia Fountain at Pergola, Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Rynek we Wroclawiu, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town- Historic Center, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island).

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Wroclaw trip planning tool .

You can drive from Lodz to Wroclaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Wroclaw are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Szczecin.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu
Highlights from your plan
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island)
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu ©
Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu

1
night
Poznan, Poland

Poznan ©
Poland's original capital, Poznan boasts centuries of rich history and culture, as well as a modern town center drawing a growing number of weekend revelers with its vibrant nightlife and diverse restaurant scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Goluchow Castle. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Goluchow Castle, then explore the activities along Malta Lake, then make a trip to Stary Rynek, and finally stroll around Park Cytadela.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Poznan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wroclaw to Poznan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Poznan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Bydgoszcz.

Things to do in Poznan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Goluchow Castle
Highlights from your plan
Malta Lake ©
Malta Lake
Stary Rynek ©
Stary Rynek
Park Cytadela ©
Park Cytadela

2
nights
Bydgoszcz, Poland

Bydgoszcz ©
Bydgoszcz is a city in northern Poland, on the Brda and Vistula rivers. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bydgoszcz Death Valley, Pomeranian Philharmonic, Fontanna Potop, and other attractions you added. On the 16th (Mon), ponder the design of Fontanna Potop, then get to know the fascinating history of Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska), then contemplate the long history of Bydgoszcz Death Valley, and finally see a show at Pomeranian Philharmonic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Town Square - Old Town, steep yourself in history at Krzywa Wieza, and then explore the historical opulence of Castle in Brodnica.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bydgoszcz itinerary planner .

Getting from Poznan to Bydgoszcz by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Bydgoszcz, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gdansk.

Things to do in Bydgoszcz

Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Torun, Castle in Brodnica
Highlights from your plan
Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska) ©
Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska)
Town Square - Old Town ©
Town Square - Old Town
Fontanna Potop
Fontanna Potop

3
nights
Gdansk, Poland

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.
You've added Neptune's Fountain (Fontanna Neptuna), Crane (Zuraw), The National Museum in Gdansk, and other attractions to your itinerary. When in Gdansk, make a side trip to see Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku in Malbork, approximately 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, take an in-depth tour of Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, make a trip to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), and shop like a local with Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka).

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gdansk trip planning app .

Getting from Bydgoszcz to Gdansk by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Bratislava.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hviezdoslavovo Namestie, Grassalkovich Palota, Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Devin Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from UFO Observation Deck, take in the views from Stary most, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bratislava Old Town.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bratislava trip maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Gdansk to Bratislava in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Gdansk in September, you will find days in Bratislava are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zilina.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

2
nights
Zilina, Slovakia

Zilina ©
Žilina is a city in north-western Slovakia, around 200km from the capital Bratislava, close to both the Czech and Polish borders. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Veľký Rozsutec, Orava Castle and SNM - Bojnice Castle Museum. On the 24th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Veľký Rozsutec. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of SNM - Bojnice Castle Museum and then step into the grandiose world of Orava Castle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zilina attractions planner.

Drive from Bratislava to Zilina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Zilina can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kosice.

Things to do in Zilina

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

SNM - Bojnice Castle Museum, Veľký Rozsutec, Orava Castle
Highlights from your plan
Veľký Rozsutec ©
Veľký Rozsutec
Orava Castle ©
Orava Castle
SNM - Bojnice Castle Museum ©
SNM - Bojnice Castle Museum

2
nights
Kosice, Slovakia

Kosice ©
Kosice has long been a hidden medieval gem.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dobsinska Ice Cave, Ochtinska Aragonite Cave, Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Kaplnka svateho Michala, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Elizabeth's Cathedral (Dom Svatej Alzbety), ponder the design of Singing fountain, then don't miss a visit to St. Urban’s Tower, and finally Head underground at Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Ochtinska Aragonite Cave and then Head underground at Dobsinska Ice Cave.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Kosice trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zilina to Kosice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kosice are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Kosice

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ochtinska Aragonite Cave, Dobsinska Ice Cave, Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
Highlights from your plan
Dobsinska Ice Cave ©
Dobsinska Ice Cave
Ochtinska Aragonite Cave ©
Ochtinska Aragonite Cave

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dohány Street Synagogue, Széchenyi Thermal Bath, Shoes on the Danube, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

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Traveling by car from Kosice to Budapest takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Budapest are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pecs.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
Pecs, Hungary

Pecs ©
Pécs is the fifth largest city of Hungary, located on the slopes of the Mecsek mountains in the south-west of the country, close to its border with Croatia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Siklos Castle, National Theatre of Pecs and Hungarian-Turkish Friendship Park. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Siklos Castle, see a show at National Theatre of Pecs, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pecs Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hungarian-Turkish Friendship Park.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pecs tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Budapest to Pecs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Pecs are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Szeged.

Things to do in Pecs

Historic Sites Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Siklos Castle, Hungarian-Turkish Friendship Park
Highlights from your plan
Pecs Cathedral ©
Pecs Cathedral
National Theatre of Pecs ©
National Theatre of Pecs
Siklos Castle ©
Siklos Castle

1
night
Szeged, Hungary

Szeged ©
Szeged is the third largest city of Hungary, the largest city and regional centre of the Southern Great Plain and the county seat of Csongrád county. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kecskemet Cathedral as well as University of Szeged. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the striking features of University of Szeged, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Szeged Synagogue, and then admire the striking features of Kecskemet Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Szeged driving holiday planner .

Drive from Pecs to Szeged in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Szeged can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Szeged

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kecskemet Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Szeged Synagogue ©
Szeged Synagogue
University of Szeged ©
University of Szeged
Kecskemet Cathedral ©
Kecskemet Cathedral

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