40 days in Poland Itinerary

40 days in Poland Itinerary

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Fly to Kraków John Paul II International Airport, Drive to Szczawnica
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Szczawnica
— 5 nights
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Zakopane
— 5 nights
Drive
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Krakow
— 9 nights
Drive
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Oswiecim
— 3 nights
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Wroclaw
— 5 nights
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Gdansk
— 5 nights
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Warsaw
— 7 nights
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Szczawnica

— 5 nights
Szczawnica is a resort town in Nowy Targ County in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Szczawnica: Szymbark (Exhibition and Conference Centre "Castle in Szymbark" & Skansen Wsi Pogorzanskiej), Zamek Stara BaSn (in Grybow) and Sadecki Park Etnograficzny (in Nowy Sacz). Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Pieniński Park Narodowy. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of KoSciol pod wezwaniem Bozego Ciala, take in panoramic vistas at Luban mountain viewing tower, admire the striking features of Orthodox Church - Jaworki, and explore the stunning scenery at Homole Canyon.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Szczawnica holiday planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Szczawnica is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dammam in April, with highs in Szczawnica at 15°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Szczawnica

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Zakopane

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Zakopane side-trips: Tatra National Park (The Black Pond, Lake Morskie Oko, &more). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, head outdoors with Olczyska Valley, take in panoramic vistas at Rusinowa Polana, and appreciate the views at Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zakopane trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Szczawnica to Zakopane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Krakow

— 9 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.
Spend the 20th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow travel planner.

You can drive from Zakopane to Krakow in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Krakow are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Explore Oswiecim's surroundings by going to Museum of Silesian Press them. Wojciech Korfanty in Pszczyna (in Pszczyna) and Cieszyn (The Lutheran Parish Church of Jesus, Museum of Cieszyn, &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, make a trip to Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tychy Brewery Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Oswiecim vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Krakow to Oswiecim takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Oswiecim are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Spend the 25th (Sun) among pleasant surroundings at Rynek of Wroclaw. There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Centennial Hall (Hala Ludowa), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town- Historic Center, and get a sense of history and politics at Wroclaw Town Hall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Wroclaw trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Oswiecim to Wroclaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums

Gdansk

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gdansk side-trips: Malbork (Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku & Mennonite Cemetery). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, shop like a local with Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), take an in-depth tour of Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, and steep yourself in history at Westerplatte.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gdansk trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Wroclaw to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Wroclaw in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Gdansk, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Warsaw

— 7 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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, have fun at PM Shooter, take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Warsaw journey planning app.

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Warsaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Warsaw are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

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.