38 days in Poland Itinerary

38 days in Poland Itinerary

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38 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Wroclaw
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Oswiecim
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Zakopane
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Szczawnica
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Krakow
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Warsaw
— 7 nights
train:  3​h
7
Gdansk
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Torun
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Berlin

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.
Explore Wroclaw's surroundings by going to Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu (in Walbrzych) and Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) (in Swidnica). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Rynek we Wroclawiu, get a sense of history and politics at Wroclaw Town Hall, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town- Historic Center.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Wroclaw travel route planning tool .

Berlin, Germany to Wroclaw is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. August in Wroclaw sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the galleries of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and then walk around Pszczyna Historic Park. On your second day here, stroll around Planty Park, then walk around Trollandia Rope Park Gora Zar, then see the interesting displays at Treasures of the Earth / Mineral Museum, and finally bet on your favorite at ZygZak Karting.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oswiecim trip itinerary planner .

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 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bielsko-Biala, Trollandia Rope Park Gora Zar, Pszczyna Historic Park
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zakopane: Tatra National Park (The Black Pond, Lake Morskie Oko, & more). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, explore the striking landscape at Koscielisko Valley, hike along Orla Perc Trail, and explore the activities along Valley of Five Lakes.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zakopane trip planner.

You can drive from Oswiecim to Zakopane in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Zakopane can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Szczawnica.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Tatra National Park, Rusinowa Polana
Highlights from your plan
Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
The Black Pond ©
The Black Pond

4
nights
Szczawnica

Szczawnica ©
Szczawnica is a resort town in Nowy Targ County in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. Venture out of the city with trips to World War I Cemetery no 51 (in Regietow), Gorczanski Park Narodowy (in Nowy Targ) and Church of St. Parasceve in Kwiaton (in Uscie Gorlickie). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pieniński Park Narodowy, admire the landmark architecture of Orthodox Church - Jaworki, look for all kinds of wild species at Homole Canyon, and stroll around Sadecki Ethnographic Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Szczawnica attractions planner .

You can drive from Zakopane to Szczawnica in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Szczawnica can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Szczawnica

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Zegiestow-Zdroj, Sadecki Ethnographic Park, Gorczanski Park Narodowy, Church of St. Parasceve in Kwiaton, Szopczanski Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Pieniński Park Narodowy ©
Pieniński Park Narodowy
Gorczanski Park Narodowy ©
Gorczanski Park Narodowy
World War I Cemetery no 51 ©
World War I Cemetery no 51

7
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: contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle, take a stroll through Stare Miasto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Krakow trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Szczawnica to Krakow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Krakow sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

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

7
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: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, tee off at Olympic Golf Club, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Warsaw road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Warsaw sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Gdansk.

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

6
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: wander the streets of Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Sobieszewo Beach, go for a walk through Motlawa River Embankment (Dlugie Pobrzeze), and make a trip to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga).

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gdansk trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Gdansk sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Torun.

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

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Torun: Jelenia Wyspa (in Cekcyn), Bukowiec Landscape Park (in Bukowiec) and Lake Chelmzynskie Beach (in Chelmza). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, get outside with Awix Racing Arena, take in nature's colorful creations at Solankowy Park, and make a trip to Medieval Defensive City Walls.

Discover how to plan a Torun trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Gdansk to Torun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Torun, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Torun

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sky Camp - Skydiving, Bukowiec Landscape Park, Solankowy Park, Historic Rail Engine House, Lake Chelmzynskie Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kepa Bazarowa ©
Kepa Bazarowa
Żywe Muzeum Piernika ©
Żywe Muzeum Piernika
Solankowy Park ©
Solankowy Park

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