40 days in Poland Itinerary

40 days in Poland Itinerary

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40 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Warsaw
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Bialowieza
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Gdansk
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Wroclaw
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Oswiecim
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Zakopane
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Krakow
— 9 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, examine the collection at Copernicus Science Centre, learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw online driving holiday planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Warsaw is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May, things will get colder in Warsaw: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Bialowieza.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

3
nights
Bialowieza

Bialowieza ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Bialowieza: Kruszyniany Mosque (in Krynki) and Gora Grabarka (in Nurzec Stacja).

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bialowieza visit 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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Warsaw to Bialowieza due to the time zone difference. May in Bialowieza sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Gdansk.

Things to do in Bialowieza

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gora Grabarka, Kruszyniany Mosque
Highlights from your plan
Bialowieza Forest ©
Bialowieza Forest
Gora Grabarka ©
Gora Grabarka

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.
Step out of Gdansk to go to Malbork and see Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, which is approximately 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town, stroll around Orunski Park, take an in-depth tour of Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, and go for a walk through Motlawa Channel Fortifications.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gdansk journey planning website .

Drive from Bialowieza to Gdansk in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bialowieza to Gdansk. When traveling from Bialowieza in May, plan for little chillier days in Gdansk, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, Sopot Pier
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Old Town ©
Old Town
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

5
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 out of town with these interesting Wroclaw side-trips: Parafia Wang (in Karpacz), Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu (in Walbrzych) and Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) (in Swidnica). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Rynek we Wroclawiu, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and ponder the world of politics at Wroclaw Town Hall.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Wroclaw trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Gdansk to Wroclaw in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Gdansk in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Wroclaw, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy), Parafia Wang, Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu
Highlights from your plan
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Wroclaw's Dwarfs ©
Wroclaw's Dwarfs

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oswiecim: Bielsko-Biala (Treasures of the Earth / Mineral Museum & The Historical Museum in Bielsko-Biala Falatowka), Muzeum Zamkowe w Pszczynie (in Pszczyna) and Family Home of John Paul II (in Wadowice). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, ponder the world of politics at Muzeum Ratusz, contemplate the long history of Old Market Square, and stroll around Planty Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Oswiecim day trip planner.

Getting from Wroclaw to Oswiecim by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Oswiecim, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bielsko-Biala, Old Market Square, Family Home of John Paul II, Muzeum Zamkowe w Pszczynie, Energylandia
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue
Energylandia ©
Energylandia

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zakopane: Jaworzyna Krynicka (in Krynica-Zdroj), Tatra National Park (The Black Pond & Lake Morskie Oko) and Pieniński Park Narodowy (in Szczawnica). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku, cool off at Aqua Park Zakopane, and make a trip to Wiktorówki.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zakopane trip planner.

You can drive from Oswiecim to Zakopane in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tatra National Park, Wiktorówki, Jaworzyna Krynicka, Bukowina Cultural Centre Dom Ludowy, Pieniński Park Narodowy
Highlights from your plan
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko
Pieniński Park Narodowy ©
Pieniński Park Narodowy

9
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: steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, get interesting insight from Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Krakow itinerary tool .

You can drive from Zakopane to Krakow in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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