5 days in Poland Itinerary

5 days in Poland Itinerary

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5 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Krakow
1
Krakow
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Wroclaw
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Gdansk
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Krakow

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like HistoryLand and Lost Souls Alley. Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, explore the galleries of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Kraków John Paul II International Airport, Katowice International Airport and Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport. In December, daytime highs in Krakow are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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HistoryLand ©
HistoryLand
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Panorama Raclawicka, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), then get to know the resident critters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town- Historic Center.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Wroclaw trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Krakow to Wroclaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Wroclaw are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Panorama Raclawicka ©
Panorama Raclawicka
Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium ©
Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Sopot Pier, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, then don't miss a visit to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), and finally don't miss a visit to Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka).

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gdansk vacation site .

Traveling by flight from Wroclaw to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Wroclaw in December, plan for little chillier days in Gdansk, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sopot Pier
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St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Dluga Street (ul. Dluga) ©
Dluga Street (ul. Dluga)
Spas

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