42 days in Poland Itinerary

42 days in Poland Itinerary

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42 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Erbil
Fly:  15​h
1
Gdansk
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Warsaw
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Krakow
— 5 nights
train:  15​min
4
Wieliczka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Zakopane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Oswiecim
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Wroclaw
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Poznan
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
9
Torun
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Malbork
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Augustow
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
12
Bydgoszcz
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
13
Katowice
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
14
Debki
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Erbil

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, then don't miss a visit to Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), and finally take a stroll through Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), then contemplate the long history of Westerplatte, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archikatedra Oliwska, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sopot Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gdansk trip itinerary planner.

Erbil, Iraq to Gdansk is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Erbil to Gdansk due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Erbil in August, with highs in Gdansk at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Sopot Beach
Highlights from your plan
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, get engrossed in the history at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, take a stroll around Rynek Starego Miasta, then look for gifts at Polart, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden, admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then admire the masterpieces at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally wander the streets of Nowy Swiat.

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

You can take a train from Gdansk to Warsaw in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Gdansk in August, you will find days in Warsaw are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Museum-lovers will appreciate Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera and Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius. Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Zamek Królewski in Suloszowa, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Stare Miasto, examine the collection at Cracow Historical Museum - Old Market Underground Branch, get to know the fascinating history of Planty Park, and contemplate the long history of The Barbican (Barbakan).

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow day trip website .

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Krakow, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Wieliczka.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zamek Królewski
Highlights from your plan
Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Kopalnia Soli Bochnia and then contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Swieta Gora Jawor and then see the interesting displays at Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Wieliczka online trip itinerary maker .

Wieliczka is very close to Krakow. In September in Wieliczka, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Zakopane.

Things to do in Wieliczka

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Swieta Gora Jawor, Kopalnia Soli Bochnia
Highlights from your plan
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Kopalnia Soli Bochnia ©
Kopalnia Soli Bochnia

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bukowina Cultural Centre Dom Ludowy and Art Gallery in Koziniec. The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery and Art Gallery Yam will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Zakopane: Lake Morskie Oko (in Tatra National Park) and Pieniński Park Narodowy (in Szczawnica). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Gubalowka Beach, explore the world behind art at Willa Koliba - Zakopane Style Museum, shop like a local with Gallery of Antoni Rzasa, and take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Sztuki XX w. Willa Oksza. Oddział Muzeum Tatrzańskiego.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zakopane online journey planner .

You can drive from Wieliczka to Zakopane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Wieliczka in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zakopane, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Pieniński Park Narodowy, Lake Morskie Oko, Bukowina Cultural Centre Dom Ludowy
Highlights from your plan
Gubalowka Beach ©
Gubalowka Beach
Art Gallery in Koziniec ©
Art Gallery in Koziniec

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.
On the 7th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, make a trip to Family Home of John Paul II, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Minor Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum and Synagogue, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Market Square, then examine the collection at Muzeum Zamkowe w Pszczynie, and finally view the masterpieces at Pod Strachem Polnym.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Oswiecim trip simple and quick.

Getting from Zakopane to Oswiecim by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Oswiecim are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Wadowice, Muzeum Zamkowe w Pszczynie, Pod Strachem Polnym
Highlights from your plan

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) and Twierdza Srebrna Góra. Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu and Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Wroclaw with a short trip to Underground Town Osowka in Gluszyca, about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Rynek we Wroclawiu, see the interesting displays at Kolejkowo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town- Historic Center, and have fun and explore at Hydropolis.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Wroclaw trip planning site .

You can drive from Oswiecim to Wroclaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Poznan.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Underground Town Osowka, Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy), Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu, Twierdza Srebrna Góra
Highlights from your plan
Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu ©
Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Wielkopolska Museum of Firefighting, witness a stunning natural landmark at Termy Maltanskie, then admire the landmark architecture of Parish Church of St. Stanislaus (Fara Church), and finally stop by Centrum Stary Browar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Muzeum im. G.J. Osiakowskich, kick back and relax at Urban beach in Lubon, and then explore the galleries of National Museum in Poznan.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Poznan route planning website .

Drive from Wroclaw to Poznan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Torun.

Things to do in Poznan

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Urban beach in Lubon, Muzeum im. G.J. Osiakowskich, Parowozownia Wolsztyn, Wielkopolska Museum of Firefighting
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum im. G.J. Osiakowskich ©
Muzeum im. G.J. Osiakowskich
National Museum in Poznan ©
National Museum in Poznan
Centrum Stary Browar ©
Centrum Stary Browar

3
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.
Let the collections at Żywe Muzeum Piernika and Kamienica pod Gwiazda capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kruszwica Medieval Castle and Historic Old Town. Go for a jaunt from Torun to Chelmza to see Lake Chelmzynskie Beach about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Town Square - Old Town, admire the striking features of Old Town Hall, examine the collection at House of Nicolas Copernicus Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Teznie w Ciechocinku.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Torun itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Poznan to Torun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Torun, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Malbork.

Things to do in Torun

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Teznie w Ciechocinku, Historic Old Town, Kruszwica Medieval Castle, Lake Chelmzynskie Beach
Highlights from your plan
Krzywa Wieza ©
Krzywa Wieza
Żywe Muzeum Piernika ©
Żywe Muzeum Piernika
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, then contemplate the long history of Stutthof Concentration Camp, and then get to know the fascinating history of Mennonite Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Art Center Gallery EL, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town Elblag, then make a trip to Kanał Elbląski, and finally explore the historical opulence of Teutonic Order Castle.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Malbork trip planner .

Traveling by car from Torun to Malbork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Malbork are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Augustow.

Things to do in Malbork

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Elblag, Stutthof Concentration Camp, Teutonic Order Castle, Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Stutthof Concentration Camp ©
Stutthof Concentration Camp
Mennonite Cemetery ©
Mennonite Cemetery

3
nights
Augustow

Augustow ©
Augustów, formerly known in English as Augustovo or Augustowo, is a city in north-eastern Poland with 30,802 inhabitants (2011). On the 22nd (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Serwy Lake and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plaza miejska w Augustowie. On your second day here, examine the collection at Twierdza Osowiec, then see the interesting displays at Centre of Dairy Tradition - Milk Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Konopnicka Museum.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Augustow trip planner .

You can drive from Malbork to Augustow in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Malbork to Augustow is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Augustow

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Konopnicka Museum, Kruszyniany Mosque, Twierdza Osowiec, Centre of Dairy Tradition - Milk Museum
Highlights from your plan
Twierdza Osowiec ©
Twierdza Osowiec

3
nights
Bydgoszcz

Bydgoszcz ©
Bydgoszcz is a city in northern Poland, on the Brda and Vistula rivers. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Muzeum Archeologiczne w Biskupinie, pause for some serene contemplation at Bydgoszcz Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Martin's and St. Nicholas, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Soap and History of Dirt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at JuraPark, then see the interesting displays at Exploseum, then view the masterpieces at Bydgoszcz Center for the Arts, and finally take an in-depth tour of Bydgoski Channel.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bydgoszcz journey app .

You can drive from Augustow to Bydgoszcz in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Katowice.

Things to do in Bydgoszcz

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

JuraPark, Market Square in Chojnice, Muzeum Archeologiczne w Biskupinie
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Archeologiczne w Biskupinie ©
Muzeum Archeologiczne w Biskupinie
Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska) ©
Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska)

3
nights
Katowice

Katowice ©
Katowice is a city in southwestern Poland, with a population of 299,910 and the center of the Silesian Metropolis, with a population of 2.2 million.Throughout the mid-18th century, Katowice had developed into a village upon the discovery of rich coal reserves in the area. Popular historic sites such as Rynek, Gliwice and Jasna Gora are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Szyb Wilson Gallery and Guitar History Museum. Go for a jaunt from Katowice to Ogrodzieniec to see Ogrodzieniec Castle about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Osiedle Giszowiec, examine the collection at Silesian Museum, wander the streets of Nikiszowiec, and appreciate the views at Valley of Three Ponds (Dolina Trzech Stawow).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Katowice trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Bydgoszcz to Katowice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Debki.

Things to do in Katowice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Jasna Gora, Ogrodzieniec Castle, Rynek, Gliwice
Highlights from your plan
Jasna Gora ©
Jasna Gora
Ogrodzieniec Castle ©
Ogrodzieniec Castle
Silesian Museum ©
Silesian Museum

2
nights
Debki

Debki ©
Dębki is a village (Dembeck) in the administrative district of Gmina Krokowa, within Puck County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): kick back and relax at Debki Beach, take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Regionalne w Krokowej, then learn about all things military at Museum of Military Technology GRYF, and finally get great views at Kaszubskie Oko - Lookout Tower.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Debki trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Katowice to Debki with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Debki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Skansen Zagroda Gburska i Rybacka, Museum of Military Technology GRYF, Stilo Lighthouse, Kaszubskie Oko - Lookout Tower, Muzeum Regionalne w Krokowej
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Military Technology GRYF ©
Stilo Lighthouse ©
Stilo Lighthouse
Muzeum Regionalne w Krokowej ©
Muzeum Regionalne w Krokowej

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