45 days in Poland Itinerary

45 days in Poland Itinerary

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45 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly:  18​h
1
Poznan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Wroclaw
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Gliwice
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Zakopane
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Krynica-Zdroj
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Krakow
— 8 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Warsaw
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Gdansk
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Cleveland

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Nicholas (in Lad), Museum of Antiques of Technology Culture (in Gniezno) and Wielkopolska Museum of Firefighting (in Rakoniewice). There's much more to do: make a trip to Stary Rynek, appreciate the history behind Lokomotywa, steep yourself in history at Pomnik Ofiar Katynia i Sybiru, and get your game on at Park Trampolin Euro Jump Leszno.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Poznan trip planner .

Cleveland, USA to Poznan is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Poznan are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Poznan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Museum of Antiques of Technology Culture, Museum of Greater Poland Uprising, Bazylika Swietogorska, Wielkopolska Museum of Firefighting, Park Trampolin Euro Jump Leszno
Highlights from your plan
St. John of Jerusalem Church ©
St. John of Jerusalem Church
Stary Rynek ©
Stary Rynek
ExitRoom ©
ExitRoom

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.
Explore Wroclaw's surroundings by going to Churches of Peace (in Jawor), Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu (in Walbrzych) and Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) (in Swidnica). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Rynek we Wroclawiu, ponder the world of politics at Wroclaw Town Hall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town- Historic Center, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island).

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Wroclaw itinerary planning app .

Drive from Poznan to Wroclaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gliwice.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Boleslawiec, Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy), Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu
Highlights from your plan
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Wroclaw's Dwarfs ©
Wroclaw's Dwarfs

3
nights
Gliwice

Gliwice ©
Gliwice is a city in Upper Silesia, southern Poland, near Katowice. Get out of town with these interesting Gliwice side-trips: Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau (in Oswiecim), Fountain in Rybnik (in Rybnik) and Katowice (Nibylandia & Museum of Computer and Information Technology). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Rynek, Gliwice, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Lutheran Parish Church of Jesus, and examine the collection at Guitar History Museum.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gliwice holiday planner .

You can drive from Wroclaw to Gliwice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Gliwice, expect temperatures between 39°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Gliwice

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Katowice, Pilchowice Dam, The Lutheran Parish Church of Jesus, Fountain in Rybnik, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Room Escape Games

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 Zakopane's surroundings by going to Szczawnica (Orthodox Church - Jaworki & Pieniński Park Narodowy) and Tatra National Park (The Black Pond, Lake Morskie Oko, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, get outside with Orla Perc Trail, make a trip to Wiktorówki, and see the interesting displays at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zakopane road trip app .

Traveling by car from Gliwice to Zakopane takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gliwice in January, plan for little chillier nights in Zakopane, with lows around 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Krynica-Zdroj.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tatra National Park, Szczawnica, Murzasichle, Such Ski Area
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane ©
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko

4
nights
Krynica-Zdroj

Krynica-Zdroj ©
Get out of town with these interesting Krynica-Zdroj side-trips: Grease makers farm museum/Zagroda maziarska (in Losie), Sanktuarium SS. Swierada i Benedykta w Tropiu (in Tropie) and Biecz (Historic Town Hall - Ratusz & KoSciol pod wezwaniem Bozego Ciala).

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Krynica-Zdroj trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Zakopane to Krynica-Zdroj by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Krynica-Zdroj are 32°F, while nighttime lows are 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Krakow.

Things to do in Krynica-Zdroj

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Biecz, Museum of Craft, Muzeum Marii Konopnickiej, Nowy Sacz Museum, Zamek Stara BaSn
Highlights from your plan
Zamek Stara BaSn ©
Zamek Stara BaSn
Krynica Zdrój PARK LINOWY ©
Krynica Zdrój PARK LINOWY

8
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: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow travel route tool .

Take a bus from Krynica-Zdroj to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Krynica-Zdroj in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Krakow, with lows of 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

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

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 historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, explore the world behind art at The National Museum in Warsaw, brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and fly down the slopes at Gorka Szczesliwicka.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Warsaw trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°F in January, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Warszawa ©
Room Escape Warszawa
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

7
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku in Malbork (about 56 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, have some family-friendly fun at Questrooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church, and don't miss a visit to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga).

To find out how to plan a trip to Gdansk, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Warsaw to Gdansk in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°F in January, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Old Town ©
Old Town
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©

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