38 days in Poland Itinerary

38 days in Poland Itinerary

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38 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Wroclaw
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Czestochowa
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Gryfino
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Ustronie Morskie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Sopot
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
6
Gdansk
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
7
Malbork
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Lidzbark
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Warsaw
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Bialowieza
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
11
Tarnow
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
12
Wieliczka
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
13
Krakow
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
14
Zakopane
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
15
Tatra National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Get some historical perspective at Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) and Kościół Pokoju Ducha Świętego. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Town- Historic Center and Churches of Peace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wroclaw: Arboretum Wojslawice (in Niemcza), Grodno Castle (in Zagorze Slaskie) and Cathedral of St. Stanislaus and St. Vaclav (in Swidnica). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at University Church of the Blessed Name of Jesus, explore the different monuments and memorials at Historic Jewish Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at White Stork Synagogue, and don't miss a visit to Church of the Holy Cross.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Wroclaw tour itinerary app .

London, UK to Wroclaw is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Wroclaw. Traveling from London in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 0°C in Wroclaw. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Czestochowa.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Jawor, Arboretum Wojslawice, Cathedral of St. Stanislaus and St. Vaclav, Grodno Castle
Highlights from your plan
White Stork Synagogue ©
White Stork Synagogue
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Arboretum Wojslawice ©
Arboretum Wojslawice

3
nights
Czestochowa

Czestochowa ©
Częstochowa, is a city in southern Poland on the Warta River with 240,027 inhabitants as of June 2009. You've now added Jasna Gora to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jasna Gora, explore the historical opulence of Royal Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanktuarium Matki Bozej Jasnogorskiej. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Dominikan Monastery Gidle (Klasztor Ojcow Dominikanow), examine the collection at Museum of Coins and Medals of Pope John Paul II in Czestochowa, view the masterpieces at Miejska Galeria Sztuki, then pause for some serene contemplation at Metropolitan Basilica of the Holy Family, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Match Manufacturing.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Czestochowa trip builder .

Traveling by train from Wroclaw to Czestochowa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gryfino.

Things to do in Czestochowa

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Dominikan Monastery Gidle (Klasztor Ojcow Dominikanow), The Palace and Park Pławniowice, Royal Castle
Highlights from your plan
Jasna Gora ©
Jasna Gora
The Palace and Park Pławniowice ©
The Palace and Park Pławniowice

1
night
Gryfino

Gryfino
Gryfino is a town in Pomerania, northwestern Poland with 22,500 inhabitants . You've now added Crooked Forest to your itinerary. On the 24th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at Krzywy Las, then take a peaceful walk through Crooked Forest, and then cool off at Laguna Water Centre.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gryfino road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Czestochowa to Gryfino takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ustronie Morskie.

Things to do in Gryfino

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Krzywy Las
Highlights from your plan
Crooked Forest
Crooked Forest

2
nights
Ustronie Morskie

Ustronie Morskie ©
Ustronie Morskie is a village in Kołobrzeg County, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-western Poland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plaza w Mrzezynie and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plaza w Lazach. On your second day here, witness the site of a historic battle at Pomnik Sanitariuszki, then learn about all things military at Museum Im Rathaus, and then examine the collection at Patria Colbergiensis Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ustronie Morskie online trip builder .

You can drive from Gryfino to Ustronie Morskie in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ustronie Morskie are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sopot.

Things to do in Ustronie Morskie

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kolobrzeg, Plaza w Mrzezynie, Plaza w Lazach
Highlights from your plan
Plaza w Mrzezynie ©
Plaza w Mrzezynie
Patria Colbergiensis Museum ©
Patria Colbergiensis Museum

3
nights
Sopot

Sopot ©
Situated on the Baltic coastline, the small seaside resort of Sopot serves as one of northern Poland's glitziest tourist destinations.
Visit Lapalice Castle and Monte Cassino for their historical value. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sopot Beach and Debki Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sopot side-trips: Rozewie Lighthouse (in Rozewie), Carthusian Church Monastery (in Kartuzy) and Jurata Beach (in Jurata). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Sopot Pier, look and learn at Planetarium Sopot, and make a trip to Church of St. George.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sopot road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ustronie Morskie to Sopot takes 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Gdansk.

Things to do in Sopot

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lapalice Castle, Jurata Beach, Rozewie Lighthouse, Debki Beach, Carthusian Church Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Sopot Beach ©
Sopot Beach
Lapalice Castle ©
Lapalice Castle
Jurata Beach ©
Jurata Beach

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Jelitkowo Beach and Rezerwat Ptasi Raj. Take a break from the city and head to Krynica Morska Beach and Mewia Lacha Reserve. When in Gdansk, make a side trip to see Kashubian Ethnographic Park in Waglikowice, approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, go for a walk through Dlugi Targ Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Dominikanie Gdańsk - Bazylika pw. Świętego Mikołaja | St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gdansk trip builder website .

Gdansk is just a short distance from Sopot. In March in Gdansk, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Malbork.

Things to do in Gdansk

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Krynica Morska Beach, Rezerwat Ptasi Raj, Mewia Lacha Reserve, Kashubian Ethnographic Park
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Malbork

Malbork ©
Although it contains Europe's largest Gothic castle, Malbork remains a small rural town overlooked by the majority of Poland's foreign visitors.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pelplin Abbey, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Gothic Cathedral of Pelpin. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John the Evangelist's Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hildebrandt Pipe Organs, then take in panoramic vistas at Brama Targowa, and finally stroll the grounds of Mennonite Cemetery.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Malbork trip planner.

Malbork is very close to Gdansk. In April, daytime highs in Malbork are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lidzbark.

Things to do in Malbork

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Brama Targowa, Hildebrandt Pipe Organs, St John the Evangelist's Cathedral, Gothic Cathedral of Pelpin, Pelplin Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Pelplin Abbey ©
Pelplin Abbey
Mennonite Cemetery ©
Mennonite Cemetery

1
night
Lidzbark

Lidzbark
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): walk around Small lake - sports park & recreation, enjoy the sand and surf at City beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Evangelical-Augsburg Church of Jesus living.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lidzbark online travel route planner .

You can drive from Malbork to Lidzbark in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Lidzbark

Parks Beaches Outdoors

3
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach. Explore hidden gems such as Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and Spas. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza), see the interesting displays at Atrakcja, don't miss a visit to Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and shop like a local with Nowy Swiat.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Warsaw trip planning tool .

Getting from Lidzbark to Warsaw by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bialowieza.

Things to do in Warsaw

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gorka Szczesliwicka ©
Gorka Szczesliwicka
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

2
nights
Bialowieza

Bialowieza ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Nicolas Orthodox Church, then get outside with Bialowieskie Drezyny, and then identify plant and animal life at Bialowieski Park Narodowy. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Kladka nad Narwia, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Bialowieza Forest.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bialowieza tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Warsaw to Bialowieza takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Moscow Standard Time is 2 hours. In April in Bialowieza, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tarnow.

Things to do in Bialowieza

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Kladka nad Narwia
Highlights from your plan
Bialowieski Park Narodowy ©
Bialowieski Park Narodowy
Bialowieza Forest ©
Bialowieza Forest

2
nights
Tarnow

Tarnow ©
Tarnów is a city in southeastern Poland with 115,341 inhabitants as of June 2009 (metro area 269,000 inhabitants). You've now added Dunajec to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Castle Museum in Debno and Exhibition and Conference Centre "Castle in Szymbark". You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Skamieniale Miasto and Jewish cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of St. Philip and St. James the Apostles (in Sekowa), Kosciol Sw Leonarda (in Lipnica Murowana) and Biecz (KoSciol pod wezwaniem Bozego Ciala & Historic Town Hall - Ratusz). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Greek Catholic Church of Protection of Our Most Holy Lady in Owczary, admire the landmark architecture of Collegiate Basilica of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Wislica, and learn about all things military at Muzeum Okregowe w Tarnowie.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tarnow trip planner .

Getting from Bialowieza to Tarnow by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bialowieza to Tarnow, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Wieliczka.

Things to do in Tarnow

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Biecz, The Castle Museum in Debno, Kosciol Sw Leonarda, Skamieniale Miasto, Dunajec
Highlights from your plan
Kosciol Sw Leonarda ©
Kosciol Sw Leonarda
Skamieniale Miasto ©
Skamieniale Miasto
The Castle Museum in Debno ©
The Castle Museum in Debno

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nights
Wieliczka

Wieliczka ©
Best known as the site of one of the world's oldest salt mines, Wieliczka receives nearly a million visitors each year.
On the 13th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Mogielica nature reserve, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Basilica in Bochnia, and then steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Zamek Krolewski w Niepolomicach - Muzeum Niepolomickie. (Royal Castle in Niepolomice - Museum), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Benedictine Monastery, then examine the collection at Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church St. Clement.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Wieliczka trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Tarnow to Wieliczka in an hour. In April in Wieliczka, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Wieliczka

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Niepolomice, St. Nicholas Basilica in Bochnia, Mogielica nature reserve

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wawel Cathedral and Wawel Royal Castle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Krakow Pinball Museum. Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Oswiecim to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Stare Miasto, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Planty Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow travel route planner.

Krakow is very close to Wieliczka. In April, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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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.
Kasprowy Wierch has been added to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Bulwary nad Sola and Sanktuarium Najswietszej Rodziny w Zakopanem. Get in touch with nature at Zaskalnik Watrefall (Wodospad Zaskalnik) and Trzy Korony Summit. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Gubalowka Beach, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Yam, appreciate the views at Strazyska Valley, and get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery in Koziniec.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zakopane travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. April in Zakopane sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tatra National Park.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Trzy Korony Summit, Bulwary nad Sola, Zaskalnik Watrefall (Wodospad Zaskalnik)
Highlights from your plan
Gubalowka Beach ©
Gubalowka Beach
Trzy Korony Summit ©
Trzy Korony Summit

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Tatra National Park

Tatra National Park
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Valley of Five Lakes and then trek along Orla Perc Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tatra National Park trip builder .

Tatra National Park is just a short distance from Zakopane. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tatra National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

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