34 days in Poland Itinerary

34 days in Poland Itinerary

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Warsaw
— 6 nights
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Bialowieza
— 2 nights
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Gdansk
— 6 nights
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Krakow
— 6 nights
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Zakopane
— 6 nights
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Oswiecim
— 2 nights
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Wroclaw
— 5 nights
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Warsaw

— 6 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Family-friendly places like Old Town and Palace of Culture and Science will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum in Warsaw, and see the interesting displays at NBP Money Centre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Warsaw vacation planning tool.

Berlin, Germany to Warsaw is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bialowieza.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Bialowieza

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, take a peaceful walk through Bialowieza Forest, and then examine the collection at Park Miniatur Zabytkow Podlasia. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Nicolas Orthodox Church, then see the interesting displays at Open-Air Museum of Wooden Architecture, then get a new perspective on nature at Nature And Forest Museum - Bialowieza National Park, and finally get outside with Bialowieskie Drezyny.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bialowieza trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Warsaw to Bialowieza takes 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. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Gdansk.

Things to do in Bialowieza

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku and Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gdansk: Malbork (Dworzec kolejowy Malbork & Mennonite Cemetery). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, examine the collection at Sala BHP, stroll around Oliwa Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gdansk online travel route planner.

Getting from Bialowieza to Gdansk by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bialowieza to Gdansk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bialowieza in August, you will find days in Gdansk are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Krakow.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Wawel Royal Castle and St. Mary's Basilica. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Krakow: Zamek Królewski (in Suloszowa) and Grota Lokietka (King's Lokietek Cave) (in Ojcow National Park). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, explore the world behind art at Muzeum Ksiazat Czartoryskich, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Krakow day trip app.

Getting from Gdansk to Krakow by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Gdansk, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Krakow, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.
Bring the kids along to Gubalowka and Czarny Staw Gasienicowy. Explore Zakopane's surroundings by going to Tatra National Park (Lake Morskie Oko, The Black Pond, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich, walk around Dolina Lejowa, see the interesting displays at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane, and take in the awesome beauty at Giewont Mountain.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zakopane road trip site.

Traveling by car from Krakow to Zakopane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Zakopane when traveling from Krakow in September, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Zakopane

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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 10th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Energylandia. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Trollandia Rope Park Gora Zar, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Bolek i Lolek, and then explore the galleries of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Oswiecim trip planner.

You can drive from Zakopane to Oswiecim in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Oswiecim sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wroclaw

— 5 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.
Bring the kids along to Rynek of Wroclaw and Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at GOjump Wroclaw Park Trampolin, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at KoSciol OpatrznoSci Bozej we Wroclawiu, and have fun and explore at Museum of Games and Computers of the Past Era (Games Museum).

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Wroclaw online itinerary planner.

Drive from Oswiecim 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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.