52 days in Poland Itinerary

52 days in Poland Itinerary

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Torun
— 4 nights
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Gdansk
— 7 nights
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Swinoujscie
— 5 nights
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Poznan
— 6 nights
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Wroclaw
— 6 nights
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Karpacz
— 3 nights
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Zakopane
— 4 nights
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Krynica-Zdroj
— 2 nights
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Krakow
— 7 nights
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Warsaw
— 7 nights
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Torun

— 4 nights

City of Angels

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Town Hall and Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska). Explore Torun's surroundings by going to Wloclawek (Jezioro Wikaryjskie & Wzorcownia Shopping Center), Spring of Nations Park (in Kutno) and Bydgoszcz (Modern Art Gallery, Museum of Soap and History of Dirt, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Medieval Defensive City Walls, see the interesting displays at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus, and contemplate the long history of Krzywa Wieza.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Torun road trip app.

Lodz to Torun is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gdansk.

Things to do in Torun

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Gdansk

— 7 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Emigration Museum in Gdynia and Gdynia Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gdansk: Stutthof Concentration Camp (in Sztutowo), Gdynia (Okret Muzeum ORP Blyskawica, Orlowo Pier, &more) and Jastrzebia Gora (Wax Museum & Jastrzebia Gora Beach). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Three Crosses Monument, make a trip to Crane (Zuraw), stop by Sun Stone Amber Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Sopot Wax Museum.

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Getting from Torun to Gdansk by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Torun in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gdansk: temperatures range from 2°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Swinoujscie.

Things to do in Gdansk

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Swinoujscie

— 5 nights
Świnoujście is a city and seaport on the Baltic Sea and Szczecin Lagoon, located in the extreme north-west of Poland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Swinoujscie Beach and Lighthouse Swinoujscie. Change things up with these side-trips from Swinoujscie: Miedzyzdroje (Museum of wax figures & Walk of Fame Miedzyzdroje), Kolobrzeg (Pomnik Zaslubin Polski z Morzem, Kolobrzeg Lighthouse, &more) and Dziwnow (Park Miniatur i Kolejek & Dziwnow-Dziwnowek Szlak Rowerowy). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Central Cemetery, take in the waterfront at Breakwaters, see the interesting displays at Fort Gerharda, and walk around Promenade.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Swinoujscie journey planner.

You can take a train from Gdansk to Swinoujscie in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Swinoujscie can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Poznan.

Things to do in Swinoujscie

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Poznan

— 6 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Palmiarnia Poznanska (Palmenhaus Poznan) and Poznan Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul. Get out of town with these interesting Poznan side-trips: Leszno (St. John’s Church, District Museum in Leszno, &more), Christ the King Statue (in Swiebodzin) and Zielona Gora (Wieza Glodowa & Focus Park). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Stary Browar, make a trip to Croissant Museum, learn about all things military at Military Museum, and explore the activities along Powidz Lake.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Poznan trip planner.

You can drive from Swinoujscie to Poznan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Poznan can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Poznan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Wroclaw

— 6 nights

Venice of the North

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kolejkowo and St. Mary Magdalene Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wroclaw: Chamber of Regional Remnants (in Zabkowice Slaskie), Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) (in Swidnica) and Twierdza Srebrna Góra (in Srebrna Gora). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Odra River, take in the architecture and design of University of Wrocław, get curious at Hydropolis, and go deep underground at Gold Mine.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Wroclaw attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Poznan to Wroclaw takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Karpacz.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Karpacz

— 3 nights
Karpacz sits on the slopes of towering Mount Sniezka and draws visitors with its pristine natural scenery.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wodospad Szklarki and Dam on Lomnica. Explore Karpacz's surroundings by going to Wodospad Kamienczyka (in Szklarska Poreba) and Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu (in Walbrzych). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Centrum Rekreacji i Sportu Kolorowa, meet the residents at Papugarnia Karpacz, take in the awesome beauty at Sniezka, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parafia Wang.

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Traveling by car from Wroclaw to Karpacz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Karpacz

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Zakopane

— 4 nights

Winter Capital of Poland

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane and Homole Canyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zakopane: Zamek w Niedzicy Dunajec (in Niedzica), Lake Morskie Oko (in Tatra National Park) and Terma Bania (in Bialka Tatrzanska). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Pieniński Park Narodowy. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku, take in the awesome beauty at Giewont Mountain, make a splash at Aqua Park Zakopane, and examine the collection at Tatra Museum - Kornel Makuszynski Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zakopane day trip planner.

Getting from Karpacz to Zakopane by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Krynica-Zdroj.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Krynica-Zdroj

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Deptak w Krynicy, make a trip to Stary Dom Zdrojowy, then hit the slopes at Jaworzyna Krynicka, then examine the collection at Toys Museum, and finally walk around Gora Parkowa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Zamek Stara BaSn, step into the grandiose world of Zamek w Rytrze, then take in the natural beauty of Mofeta w Zlockiem imienia Profesora Henryka Swidzinskiego, and finally boost your wellbeing at Main Mineral Water Pump House in Krynica.

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Traveling by car from Zakopane to Krynica-Zdroj takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Krynica-Zdroj are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Krynica-Zdroj

Parks · Spas · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Krakow

— 7 nights

Slavic Rome

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Silesian Museum and Museum Gallery of the 19th Century Polish Art. Explore Krakow's surroundings by going to Market Square (in Rzeszow), Lancut (Lancut Castle & Storczykarnia) and Guido Mine and Coal Mining Museum (in Zabrze). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Father Bernatek Footbridge, examine the collection at Krakow Pinball Museum, admire the masterpieces at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja).

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip planner.

You can drive from Krynica-Zdroj to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Warsaw

— 7 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like PM Shooter and Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski). Explore Warsaw's surroundings by going to Lodz (Fortepian Rubinsteina, Piotrkowska Street, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Mausoleum of Struggle and Martyrdom, appreciate the history behind King Sigismund's Column (Kolumna Zygmunta), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach, and don't miss a visit to Fragment of Ghetto Wall.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Warsaw itinerary planner.

Getting from Krakow to Warsaw by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In March in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Poland travel guide

4.6
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.