54 days in Poland Itinerary

54 days in Poland Itinerary

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Wroclaw
— 4 nights
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Kudowa-Zdroj
— 5 nights
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Oswiecim
— 1 night
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Krakow
— 7 nights
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Zakopane
— 6 nights
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Szczawnica
— 5 nights
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Sanok
— 3 nights
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Warsaw
— 6 nights
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Bialowieza
— 4 nights
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Olsztyn
— 6 nights
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Gdansk
— 6 nights
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Wroclaw

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Muzeum im. G.J. Osiakowskich and Panorama Raclawicka. Popular historic sites such as Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) and Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) are in your itinerary. Explore Wroclaw's surroundings by going to Arboretum Wojslawice (in Niemcza), Kościół Pokoju Ducha Świętego (in Jawor) and Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu (in Walbrzych). Spend the 8th (Wed) among pleasant surroundings at Rynek of Wroclaw. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town- Historic Center, make a trip to Wroclaw's Dwarfs, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Cross.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Wroclaw road trip website.

London, UK to Wroclaw is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Wroclaw is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Kudowa-Zdroj.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Kudowa-Zdroj

— 5 nights
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. Pocysterskie Opactwo w Krzeszowie and Muzeum Tkactwa W Kamiennej Gorze will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Szczeliniec Wielki and Stolowe Mountain National Park. Explore Kudowa-Zdroj's surroundings by going to St Anna church in Zieleniec (in Duszniki Zdroj), Orthodox Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Sokolowsko (in Sokolowsko) and Gory Sowie Landscape Park (in Jugow). The adventure continues: trek along Sciezka Skalnej Rzezby, explore the striking landscape at Skalne Grzyby, relax and rejuvenate at MASAZ & HAMMAM Remigiusz Kostusiak, and stroll through Rezerwat przyrody Torfowisko pod Zielencem.

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You can drive from Wroclaw to Kudowa-Zdroj in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kudowa-Zdroj are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Kudowa-Zdroj

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Oswiecim

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Zamek Museum, take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, and then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum and Synagogue.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oswiecim trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kudowa-Zdroj to Oswiecim in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Oswiecim are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Grota Lokietka (King's Lokietek Cave). When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Zamek Królewski in Suloszowa, approximately Suloszowa away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan, get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, and get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Oswiecim to Krakow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zakopane

— 6 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane and The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Art Gallery in Koziniec and Gallery of Antoni Rzasa. Explore Zakopane's surroundings by going to Tatra National Park (Lake Morskie Oko, Rysy Peak, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Orla Perc Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Dolina Lejowa, take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, and get outside with Sarnia Skala.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zakopane travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in September, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Zakopane. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Szczawnica.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Szczawnica

— 5 nights
Szczawnica is a resort town in Nowy Targ County in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. Get outdoors at Pieniński Park Narodowy and Gorczanski Park Narodowy. Zamek Stara BaSn and Nowy Sacz Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Szczawnica side-trips: Hucul Pony Stables - Gladyszow (in Regietow), Greek Catholic Church of Protection of Our Most Holy Lady in Owczary (in Owczary) and Skamieniale Miasto (in Ciezkowice). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Homole Canyon, admire the striking features of Orthodox Church - Jaworki, take in the awesome beauty at Sokolica, and hike along Trzy Korony Summit.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Szczawnica online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Zakopane to Szczawnica takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sanok.

Things to do in Szczawnica

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sanok

— 3 nights
Sanok is a town in the Subcarpathian Voivodeship of south-eastern Poland with 38,397 inhabitants, as of June 2016. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cerkiew w Uluczu and Sanok Historical Museum - Royal Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Galeria Zdzislawa Beksinskiego and Skansen w Sanoku. When in Sanok, make a side trip to see Rezerwat Skalny Przadki in Korczyna, approximately Korczyna away. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Magurski Park Narodowy. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Icons.

Before you visit Sanok, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Szczawnica to Sanok takes 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Sanok are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Sanok

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Warsaw

— 6 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town and St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny) are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego and Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum. Go for a jaunt from Warsaw to Izabelin to see Kampinoski Park Narodowy about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, don't miss a visit to Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take an in-depth tour of POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Warsaw tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sanok to Warsaw. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bialowieza.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Bialowieza

— 4 nights
Museum-lovers will get to explore Diocesan Museum and Park Miniatur Zabytkow Podlasia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gora Grabarka and Cerkiew Sw. Michala Archaniola. Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Bialowieski Park Narodowy.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bialowieza trip planner.

Traveling by car from Warsaw to Bialowieza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Warsaw to Bialowieza, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Bialowieza can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Olsztyn.

Things to do in Bialowieza

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Olsztyn

— 6 nights
Olsztyn is a city on the Łyna River in northeastern Poland. Visit Swieta Lipka Sanctuary and Marian Sanctuary in Stoczek Klasztorny for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prisoners Camp and Olsztynek Museum and Masuria Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Olsztyn: Pisz Forest (in Pisz), Zrodelko Milosci (in Mragowo) and Krutyn (As Tours - Kayak Expeditions & Rental & Rezerwat Krutynia). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zywkowo Bocianie Gospodarstwo Rolne PTOP, admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Olsztyn, get engrossed in the history at Dom Gazety Olsztynskiej, and explore the galleries of Modernity Museum.

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You can drive from Bialowieza to Olsztyn in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Gdansk.

Things to do in Olsztyn

Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Gdansk

— 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku and Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci. Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej) and Gdańsk Town Hall will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Gdansk side-trips: Rezerwat "Katy Rybackie" (in Katy Rybackie) and Malbork (Latin School & Mennonite Cemetery). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, steep yourself in history at Westerplatte, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gdansk trip maker website.

You can drive from Olsztyn to Gdansk in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Gdansk, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Poland travel guide

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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.