54 days in Poland Itinerary

54 days in Poland Itinerary

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Start: Montreal
Fly:  12 h
1
Gdansk
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Torun
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Poznan
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Bialowieza
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Warsaw
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Lodz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Wroclaw
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Oswiecim
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
9
Bielsko-Biala
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Zakopane
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
11
Szczawnica
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
12
Wieliczka
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 min
13
Krakow
— 7 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Montreal

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.
Go for a jaunt from Gdansk to Malbork to see Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Archikatedra Oliwska, head outdoors with Sopot Beach, and contemplate the long history of Westerplatte.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gdansk travel planning tool.

Montreal, Canada to Gdansk is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Montreal in July, with highs in Gdansk at 25°C and lows at 15°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Torun.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sopot, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Old Town ©
Old Town
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

4
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.
Torun is known for museums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, appreciate the history behind Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus, admire the local landmark of Cosmopolis Fountain, and don't miss a visit to Bunker - Wisla.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Torun trip planning app.

You can drive from Gdansk to Torun in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gdansk in July: highs in Torun hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Poznan.

Things to do in Torun

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Żywe Muzeum Piernika ©
Żywe Muzeum Piernika
Town Square - Old Town ©
Town Square - Old Town
Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus ©
Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus

3
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.
Step out of Poznan to go to Kalisz and see Muzeum im. G.J. Osiakowskich, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Stary Rynek, pause for some serene contemplation at Poznan Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, ponder the design of Fountain of Mars, and contemplate the long history of Ratusz Poznanski.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Poznan trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Torun to Poznan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Poznan can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bialowieza.

Things to do in Poznan

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Muzeum im. G.J. Osiakowskich
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum im. G.J. Osiakowskich ©
Muzeum im. G.J. Osiakowskich
Stary Rynek ©
Stary Rynek
Walking tours

2
nights
Bialowieza

Bialowieza ©
You've now added Bialowieza Forest to your itinerary. On the 17th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Theresa Catholic Church, take a peaceful walk through Bialowieza Forest, head outdoors with Bialowieskie Drezyny, thenlearn more about the world around you at Nature And Forest Museum - Bialowieza National Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at European Bison Reservation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): get outside with Miejsce Mocy and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bialowieza National Park Tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bialowieza trip app.

You can drive from Poznan to Bialowieza in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Poznan to Bialowieza. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Warsaw.

Things to do in Bialowieza

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bialowieza Forest ©
Bialowieza Forest
Bialowieskie Drezyny ©
Bialowieskie Drezyny

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Culture and Science, see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Warsaw day trip planning app.

You can drive from Bialowieza to Warsaw in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bialowieza to Warsaw is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lodz.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum ©
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

2
nights
Lodz

Lodz ©
Nicknamed the "Polish Manchester" because of its largely industrial character, Lodz draws a growing number of tourists with its rejuvenated central districts, which offer shopping, dining, and entertainment.
On the 26th (Sun), walk around Lagiewniki Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Jewish cemetery lodz, see the interesting displays at Radegast Train Station, take a stroll through Piotrkowska Street, thenpause for some photo ops at Fortepian Rubinsteina, and finally make a trip to Pasaz Rozy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Chapel of Charles Scheibler and then browse the different shops at Manufaktura.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lodz route planner.

Traveling by car from Warsaw to Lodz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Lodz

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Manufaktura ©
Manufaktura
Pasaz Rozy ©
Pasaz Rozy
Piotrkowska Street ©
Piotrkowska Street

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu in Walbrzych (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Rynek of Wroclaw, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, ponder the world of politics at Wroclaw Town Hall, and stroll around Park Poludniowy.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Wroclaw trip planner.

You can drive from Lodz to Wroclaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Wroclaw can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu
Highlights from your plan
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island)
Rynek of Wroclaw
Rynek of Wroclaw
Walking tours

3
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.
On the 31st (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Defense Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Family Home of John Paul II, thenbrowse the exhibits of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, and then appreciate the history behind Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Oswiecim online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Wroclaw to Oswiecim takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Oswiecim can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll travel to Bielsko-Biala.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Wadowice, Inwald Park
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Inwald Park ©
Inwald Park
Jewish Museum and Synagogue ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue

4
nights
Bielsko-Biala

Bielsko-Biala ©
Bielsko-Biala is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around City Park Gypsy Forest, take in the awesome beauty at Gora Szyndzielnia, see the interesting displays at Muzeum Zamkowe w Pszczynie, and grab your bike and head to Enduro Trials.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bielsko-Biala trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oswiecim to Bielsko-Biala takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Bielsko-Biala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muzeum Zamkowe w Pszczynie
Highlights from your plan
Gora Szyndzielnia ©
Gora Szyndzielnia
Enduro Trials ©
Enduro Trials
Muzeum Zamkowe w Pszczynie ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Pszczynie

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tatra National Park (Lake Morskie Oko & The Black Pond). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, explore the world behind art at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, and don't miss a visit to Krupowki Street.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zakopane road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bielsko-Biala to Zakopane takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Szczawnica.

Things to do in Zakopane

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tatra National Park, Tatrzański Park Narodowy
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane ©
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Giewont Mountain ©
Giewont Mountain

4
nights
Szczawnica

Szczawnica ©
Szczawnica is a resort town in Nowy Targ County in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. Change things up with these side-trips from Szczawnica: Orthodox Church of St. Younger James the Apostle in Powroznik (in Muszyna), Krynica-Zdroj (Jaworzyna Krynicka, Gora Parkowa, &more) and Zamek w Niedzicy Dunajec (in Niedzica). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pieniński Park Narodowy, get engrossed in the history at Zamek Stara BaSn, take in breathtaking views at Homole Canyon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Czorsztyn Castle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Szczawnica online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zakopane to Szczawnica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Szczawnica can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Wieliczka.

Things to do in Szczawnica

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Krynica-Zdroj, Orthodox Church of St. Younger James the Apostle in Powroznik, Zamek w Niedzicy Dunajec, Czorsztyn Castle, Gorczanski Park Narodowy
Highlights from your plan
Zamek Stara BaSn ©
Zamek Stara BaSn
Pieniński Park Narodowy ©
Pieniński Park Narodowy
Gorczanski Park Narodowy ©
Gorczanski Park Narodowy

2
nights
Wieliczka

Wieliczka ©
Best known as the site of one of the world's oldest salt mines, Wieliczka receives nearly a million visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Cracow Saltworks Museum - Castle Location, thenexplore the galleries of Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location, and then steep yourself in history at Kopalnia Soli Bochnia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Santuario, visit Solny Swiat, don't miss a visit to Statue of John Paul II, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Saltworks garden, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Teznia Solankowa Wieliczka.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Wieliczka day trip site.

Traveling by car from Szczawnica to Wieliczka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August in Wieliczka, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Wieliczka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Santuario, Kopalnia Soli Bochnia
Highlights from your plan
Kopalnia Soli Bochnia ©
Kopalnia Soli Bochnia
Teznia Solankowa Wieliczka ©
Teznia Solankowa Wieliczka
Cracow Saltworks Museum - Castle Location ©
Cracow Saltworks Museum - Castle Location

7
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, visit Stare Miasto, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip itinerary site.

Krakow is just a stone's throw from Wieliczka. In August in Krakow, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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