5 days in Poland Itinerary

5 days in Poland Itinerary

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5 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Krakow
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Warsaw
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Manchester

3
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.
Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, and browse the exhibits of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

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Manchester, UK to Krakow is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Krakow due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

1
night
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get your game on at Room Escape Warszawa, take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, pause for some photo ops at Statue of John III Sobieski, then take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Warsaw trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Krakow to Warsaw by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

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

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