44 days in Poland, Istanbul & Frankfurt Itinerary

44 days in Poland, Istanbul & Frankfurt Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 10 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 10 nights
Fly to Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport, Drive to Slupsk
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Slupsk, Poland
— 4 nights
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Gdansk, Poland
— 8 nights
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— 11 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 10 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Take a break from the city and head to Halic and Oylat MagarasI. Head to Koza Hani and Istiklal Caddesifor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Istanbul: Bursa (Ulu Cami & Isabey CAMii). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Archaeological Museum, browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, and contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Mosque.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul online trip planner.

Lagos, Nigeria to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 2 hours. In April, Istanbul is much colder than Lagos - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Warsaw.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Warsaw, Poland

— 10 nights

Phoenix City

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 Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and Palace on the Island. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Copernicus Science Centre and Spas. Venture out of the city with trips to Lodz (Manufaktura & Piotrkowska Street), St Maximilian Chapel (in Niepokalanow) and Centrum Rzezby Polskiej w Oronsku (in Oronsko). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Krakowskie Przedmiescie, wander the streets of Nowy Swiat, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum in Warsaw, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Warsaw road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Warsaw takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Warsaw, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Istanbul in April: high temperatures in Warsaw hover around 15°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Slupsk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Slupsk, Poland

— 4 nights
You'll explore and learn at Muzeum Pomorza Srodkowego w Slupsku and Muzeum Kultury Ludowej Pomorza. St.Joseph's Chapel and Teutonic Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Slupsk's surroundings by going to Slowinski National Park (in Baltic Coast), Museum of Slovinic Countryside in Kluki (in Kluki) and National Park Bory Tucholskie (in Charzykowy).

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Slupsk travel route tool.

Explore your travel options from Warsaw to Slupsk with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gdansk.

Things to do in Slupsk

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gdansk, Poland

— 8 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.
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku and St. Mary's Church will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej) and Archikatedra Oliwska. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gdansk: Latin School (in Malbork), Skansen Zagroda Gburska i Rybacka (in Nadole) and Church of the Holy Cross (in Tczew). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy breathtaking views from Sopot Pier, kick back and relax at Sopot Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Grodzisko Owidz.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gdansk online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Slupsk to Gdansk in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Frankfurt, Germany

— 11 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Altstadt (Old Town) and Reichsburg Cochem. Appreciate the collections at Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland and NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne. Change things up with these side-trips from Frankfurt: Ehrenbreitstein Fortress (in Koblenz), Marksburg (in Braubach) and Heidelberg (Schloss Heidelberg, Philosopher’s Walk, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), admire the landmark architecture of St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche), see the interesting displays at Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum), and explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Frankfurt trip planner.

You can fly from Gdansk to Frankfurt in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. May in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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.