36 days in Poland, Hungary & Romania Itinerary

36 days in Poland, Hungary & Romania Itinerary

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36 days in Poland, Hungary & Romania Itinerary

Start: Ankara, Turkey
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Gdansk, Poland
— 5 nights
train:  3​h
2
Warsaw, Poland
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Oswiecim, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Eger, Hungary
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Bran, Romania
— 1 night
taxi + train:  2​h 30​min
8
Bucharest, Romania
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
End: Ankara, Turkey

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku in Malbork (about 56 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, stroll around Orunski Park, don't miss a visit to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), and wander the streets of Old Town.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gdansk trip itinerary planner.

Ankara, Turkey to Gdansk is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ankara to Gdansk. When traveling from Ankara in July, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Gdansk: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

6
nights
Warsaw, Poland

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, try for a hole-in-one at Time Machine Minigolf, stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and go for a walk through Culture Park in Powsin.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Warsaw online tour builder .

You can take a train from Gdansk to Warsaw in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Gdansk in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Warsaw, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

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

6
nights
Krakow, Poland

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 15th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

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Take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

1
night
Oswiecim, Poland

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.
On the 19th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Oswiecim day trip app .

Traveling by car from Krakow to Oswiecim takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Eger.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©

4
nights
Eger, Hungary

Eger ©
Nestled between the Matra and Bukk Mountains in northern Hungary, Eger represents a mixture of historical discovery and relaxing pleasures.
Eger is known for historic sites, nature, museums, wineries, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Eger Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Basilica, examine the collection at Egri Road Beatles Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Tokaj Wine Region.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Eger trip planner .

Traveling by car from Oswiecim to Eger takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. While traveling from Oswiecim, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Eger, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a bus to Budapest.

Things to do in Eger

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trip

Tokaj Wine Region
Highlights from your plan
Nagy-Eged Mountain ©
Nagy-Eged Mountain
Eger Castle ©
Eger Castle
Dobo Square ©
Dobo Square

6
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.
On the 27th (Sat), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Palatinus Strandfürdő. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Budapest travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Eger to Budapest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Budapest, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bran.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
Bran, Romania

Bran ©
Bran is a commune in Brașov County, Romania. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): hit the slopes at Valtour Ski School. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Predeal Monastery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Postavarul, then step into the grandiose world of Rasnov Citadel, and finally step into the grandiose world of Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle).

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bran tour planning website .

You can drive from Budapest to Bran in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Bran

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Poiana Brasov, Rasnov Citadel, Predeal Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Valtour Ski School ©
Valtour Ski School
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) ©
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
Mountain Postavarul ©
Mountain Postavarul

5
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bucharest: Snagov Club - Pool Bar (in Snagov), Neagra Bison Reservation (in Bucsani) and Mogosoaia Palace (in Mogosoaia). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Parliament, walk around Herăstrău Park, don't miss a visit to Stavropoleos Monastery, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bucharest online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Bran to Bucharest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bucharest are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Mogosoaia, Neagra Bison Reservation, Snagov Club - Pool Bar
Highlights from your plan
Herăstrău Park ©
Herăstrău Park
Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

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