39 days in Poland Itinerary

39 days in Poland Itinerary

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39 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  13​h
1
Gdansk
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Torun
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Poznan
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Warsaw
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Lublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Krakow
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Zakopane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Oswiecim
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Wroclaw
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Boston

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku and Archikatedra Oliwska. Take a break from Gdansk with a short trip to Orlowo Pier in Gdynia, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), make a trip to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and stroll through Sopot Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gdansk holiday planning website .

Boston, USA to Gdansk is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Boston to Gdansk, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in May, Gdansk is little chillier at night with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Torun.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Sopot, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, Orlowo Pier
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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Dluga Street (ul. Dluga) ©
Dluga Street (ul. Dluga)

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Old Town Hall, don't miss a visit to Town Square - Old Town, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus, then examine the collection at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, and finally contemplate the long history of Krzywa Wieza. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Tightrope Walker - sculpture, then examine the collection at Museum of Soap and History of Dirt, then get to know the fascinating history of Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Teznie w Ciechocinku.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Torun travel route builder tool .

Getting from Gdansk to Torun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Torun are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Poznan.

Things to do in Torun

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bydgoszcz, Teznie w Ciechocinku
Highlights from your plan
Żywe Muzeum Piernika ©
Żywe Muzeum Piernika
Town Square - Old Town ©
Town Square - Old Town
Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska) ©
Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska)

4
nights
Poznan

Poznan ©
Poland's original capital, Poznan boasts centuries of rich history and culture, as well as a modern town center drawing a growing number of weekend revelers with its vibrant nightlife and diverse restaurant scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Park Cytadela and Malta Lake. Change things up with a short trip to Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Nicholas in Lad (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Stanislaus (Fara Church), don't miss a visit to Stary Rynek, look for gifts at Centrum Stary Browar, and pause for some photo ops at Lokomotywa.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Poznan online day trip planner .

You can take a train from Torun to Poznan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Poznan, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Poznan

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Nicholas
Highlights from your plan
Park Cytadela ©
Park Cytadela
Malta Lake ©
Malta Lake

7
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) and Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow. Venture out of the city with trips to Lodz (Piotrkowska Street, Manufaktura, & more). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some photo ops at Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza, and contemplate the long history of Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski).

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Warsaw trip planner .

You can fly from Poznan to Warsaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lublin.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lodz
Highlights from your plan
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) ©
Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy)
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Lublin

Lublin ©
Lublin is the ninth largest city in Poland and the second largest city of Lesser Poland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Lublin Old Town and then steep yourself in history at Majdanek State Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Lublin Open Air Village Museum and then explore the historical opulence of The Lublin Castle.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Lublin day trip site .

You can drive from Warsaw to Lublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Lublin

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lublin Old Town ©
Lublin Old Town
Majdanek State Museum ©
Majdanek State Museum
The Lublin Castle ©
The Lublin Castle

7
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Planty Park. The adventure continues: have fun at Shooting in Krakow - Cracow Shooting Academy - Strzelnica Krakow, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, see the interesting displays at Polish Aviation Museum, and contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Lublin to Krakow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Krakow, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pieniński Park Narodowy and Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku. Get out of town with these interesting Zakopane side-trips: Lake Morskie Oko (in Tatra National Park) and Orthodox Church - Jaworki (in Szczawnica). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Giewont Mountain, make a trip to Wielka Krokiew - Ski Jumping Hill, and take in panoramic vistas at Rusinowa Polana.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zakopane trip tool .

Traveling by car from Krakow to Zakopane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zakopane, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Zakopane

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Szczawnica, Lake Morskie Oko, Rusinowa Polana
Highlights from your plan
Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko
Pieniński Park Narodowy ©
Pieniński Park Narodowy
Giewont Mountain ©
Giewont Mountain

1
night
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 7th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and then walk around Planty Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Oswiecim trip itinerary website .

Drive from Zakopane to Oswiecim in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Oswiecim are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Oswiecim

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

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Panorama of Raclawice Battle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wroclaw: Parafia Wang (in Karpacz), Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu (in Walbrzych) and Zamek Chojnik (in Jelenia Gora). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town- Historic Center, get a sense of history and politics at Wroclaw Town Hall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archikatedra pw. Sw. Jana Chrzciciela we Wroclawiu.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Wroclaw online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Oswiecim to Wroclaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Wroclaw, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Zamek Chojnik, Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu, Parafia Wang
Highlights from your plan
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Walking tours
Panorama of Raclawice Battle ©
Panorama of Raclawice Battle

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