49 days in Poland Itinerary

49 days in Poland Itinerary

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49 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Gdansk
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Torun
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Kudowa-Zdroj
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Oswiecim
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Zakopane
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Szczawnica
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Krakow
— 8 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
Bialowieza
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Warsaw
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Wroclaw
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku and Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci. Visit St. Mary's Church and Archikatedra Oliwska for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Mennonite Cemetery (in Malbork) and Baltic Coast (Slowinski National Park & Hel). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sobieszewo Beach, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, steep yourself in history at Gdańsk Town Hall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Stogi Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gdansk online trip builder .

Toronto, Canada to Gdansk is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Gdansk is 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Toronto in August, with highs in Gdansk at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Torun.

Things to do in Gdansk

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Malbork, Baltic Coast, Sopot
Highlights from your plan
Sopot Beach ©
Sopot Beach
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Żywe Muzeum Piernika and Town Square - Old Town. Get some historical perspective at Teznie w Ciechocinku and Krzywa Wieza. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Torun: Jelenia Wyspa (in Cekcyn), Lake Chelmzynskie Beach (in Chelmza) and Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska) (in Bydgoszcz). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Awix Racing Arena, head off the coast to Kepa Bazarowa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedra rzymskokatolicka Sw. Jana Chrzciciela i Jana Ewangelisty, and join the crowd at Motoarena Torun im. Mariana Rosego.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Torun trip builder tool .

Getting from Gdansk to Torun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Torun, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kudowa-Zdroj.

Things to do in Torun

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Chelmzynskie Beach, Jelenia Wyspa, Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska), Teznie w Ciechocinku
Highlights from your plan
Żywe Muzeum Piernika ©
Żywe Muzeum Piernika
Teznie w Ciechocinku ©
Teznie w Ciechocinku
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

4
nights
Kudowa-Zdroj

Kudowa-Zdroj ©
Kudowa-Zdrój or simply Kudowa, is a town located below the Table Mountains in Kłodzko County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in the southwestern part of Poland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Twierdza Srebrna Góra and Skansen W Pstraznej. Museum-lovers will appreciate Underground Town Osowka and Toy Museum. When in Kudowa-Zdroj, make a side trip to see Klodzko Fortress in Klodzko, approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Szczeliniec Wielki, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sciezka Skalnej Rzezby, trek along Errant Rocks, and walk around Park Zdrojowy.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kudowa-Zdroj trip builder website .

You can drive from Torun to Kudowa-Zdroj in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kudowa-Zdroj can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Kudowa-Zdroj

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Klodzko Fortress, Twierdza Srebrna Góra, Underground Town Osowka
Highlights from your plan
Szczeliniec Wielki ©
Szczeliniec Wielki
Stolowe Mountain National Park ©
Stolowe Mountain National Park
Underground Town Osowka ©
Underground Town Osowka

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Defense Tower, then take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tychy Brewery Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Family Home of John Paul II and then fly down the slopes at Zar Mountain.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Oswiecim day trip app .

You can drive from Kudowa-Zdroj to Oswiecim in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Oswiecim can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tychy Brewery Museum, Zar Mountain, Family Home of John Paul II
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as Bukowina Cultural Centre Dom Ludowy and KoSciol Sw. Jana Chrzciciela are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery and Orawa Ethnographic Park Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Tatra National Park (Lake Morskie Oko & The Black Pond), Chabowka Rolling-Stock Heritage Park Skansen (in Nowy Targ) and Muzeum Gorali i Zbojnikow (in Rabka-Zdroj). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery of Antoni Rzasa, and shop like a local with Art Gallery in Koziniec.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Zakopane itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oswiecim to Zakopane takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Szczawnica.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tatra National Park, Korona Ziemi - Mountain Center, Chabowka Rolling-Stock Heritage Park Skansen, Manors of Lopuszna, Orawa Ethnographic Park Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko
Koscielisko Valley ©
Koscielisko Valley
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka

4
nights
Szczawnica

Szczawnica ©
Szczawnica is a resort town in Nowy Targ County in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. Get some cultural insight at Skamieniale Miasto and World War I Cemetery no 51. Get in touch with nature at Pieniński Park Narodowy and Homole Canyon. Venture out of the city with trips to World War I Cemetery no 70 (in Sekowa), Zegiestow-Zdroj (Pusta Wielka & Sciezka Ornitologiczna) and Gorczanski Park Narodowy (in Nowy Targ). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Zaskalnik Watrefall (Wodospad Zaskalnik) and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Church - Jaworki.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Szczawnica vacation builder app .

Drive from Zakopane to Szczawnica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Szczawnica

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Zegiestow-Zdroj, World War I Cemetery no 70, Gorczanski Park Narodowy, Skamieniale Miasto, World War I Cemetery no 51
Highlights from your plan
Pieniński Park Narodowy ©
Pieniński Park Narodowy
World War I Cemetery no 51 ©
World War I Cemetery no 51
Skamieniale Miasto ©
Skamieniale Miasto

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Wieliczka Salt Mine and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saint Stanislaus Route. Step out of Krakow to go to Suloszowa and see Zamek Królewski, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Stare Miasto, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, get to know the fascinating history of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and head outdoors with Zalew Nowohucki.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Krakow sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Szczawnica to Krakow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Krakow, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Bialowieza.

Things to do in Krakow

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Zamek Królewski
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

1
night
Bialowieza

Bialowieza ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): head outdoors with Bialowieskie Drezyny, then delve into the lush surroundings at Bialowieza Forest, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Nicolas Orthodox Church. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Kladka nad Narwia and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bialowieski Park Narodowy.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bialowieza trip builder site .

You can drive from Krakow to Bialowieza in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Krakow to Bialowieza due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Bialowieza can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Warsaw.

Things to do in Bialowieza

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kladka nad Narwia
Highlights from your plan
Bialowieza Forest ©
Bialowieza Forest
Bialowieski Park Narodowy ©
Bialowieski Park Narodowy

7
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie and Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow. Get outdoors at Pole Mokotowskie and Olympic Golf Club. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, get outside with Locked Room, stroll through Vistula River Beach, and admire the verdant scenery at Park Dolina Sluzewiecka.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Warsaw day trip planning website .

You can drive from Bialowieza to Warsaw in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bialowieza to Warsaw is minus 2 hours. September in Warsaw sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Warsaw

Outdoors Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), and then explore the engaging exhibits at Hydropolis. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Sleza Mountain, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Wojslawice, and then find something for the whole family at Kolejkowo.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wroclaw journey maker app .

Getting from Warsaw to Wroclaw by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September in Wroclaw, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Bolkow Castle, Sleza Mountain, Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu, Arboretum Wojslawice
Highlights from your plan
Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu ©
Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Bolkow Castle ©
Bolkow Castle

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