12 days in Poland Itinerary

12 days in Poland Itinerary

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12 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h
1
Warsaw
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Krakow
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Zakopane
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Wroclaw
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: London

3
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, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and see the interesting displays at Copernicus Science Centre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Warsaw trip itinerary planning site .

London, UK to Warsaw is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

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.
Step out of Krakow with an excursion to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Krakow tour itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, then stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku, then cool off at Aqua Park Zakopane, and finally see the interesting displays at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Wielka Krokiew - Ski Jumping Hill and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Morskie Oko.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zakopane trip planner .

Traveling by car from Krakow to Zakopane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Zakopane

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lake Morskie Oko
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane ©
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Panorama Raclawicka, don't miss a visit to Anonymous Pedestrians, and then don't miss a visit to Rynek we Wroclawiu. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Wroclaw's Dwarfs, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then get to know the fascinating history of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island).

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Wroclaw trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Zakopane to Wroclaw takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Wroclaw, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Wroclaw's Dwarfs ©
Wroclaw's Dwarfs

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