37 days in Poland Itinerary

37 days in Poland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Poland trip planner

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Wroclaw
— 5 nights
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Oswiecim
— 3 nights
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Zakopane
— 6 nights
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Krakow
— 8 nights
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Warsaw
— 8 nights
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Gdansk
— 6 nights
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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.
Explore Wroclaw's surroundings by going to Jamrozowa Polana (in Duszniki Zdroj), Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu (in Walbrzych) and Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) (in Swidnica). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Rynek of Wroclaw, don't miss a visit to Wroclaw's Dwarfs, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), and see the interesting displays at Panorama Raclawicka.

To see ratings and tourist information, go to the Wroclaw road trip planning website.

Szczecin to Wroclaw is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites · Tours · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Oswiecim

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bielsko-Biala (Treasures of the Earth / Mineral Museum, Zamek ksiazat Sulkowskich, &more) and Cieszyn (The Lutheran Parish Church of Jesus, Old Market Square, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and walk around Planty Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Oswiecim itinerary builder.

Getting from Wroclaw to Oswiecim by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Oswiecim can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. John the Baptist Church (in Orawka), Szczawnica (Orthodox Church - Jaworki & Pieniński Park Narodowy) and Tatra National Park (Lake Morskie Oko, Rysy Peak, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane, admire the verdant scenery at Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich, take in panoramic vistas at Rusinowa Polana, and hike along Orla Perc Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zakopane trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oswiecim to Zakopane in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Oswiecim in February since evenings lows in Zakopane dip to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Krakow

— 8 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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and enjoy some diversion at Cracow Shooting Academy.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow vacation builder.

Drive from Zakopane to Krakow in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zakopane in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Krakow, with lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Warsaw

— 8 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: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich, and make a trip to Palace of Culture and Science.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Warsaw trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Warsaw are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Tours

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.
Gdansk is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, look for gifts at IVO&CO Galeria Bursztynu, examine the collection at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, and learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej).

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gdansk day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Gdansk can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

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.