7 days in Poland & Bulgaria Itinerary

7 days in Poland & Bulgaria Itinerary

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7 days in Poland & Bulgaria Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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2
nights
Krakow, Poland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine, then see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, and finally get engrossed in the history at Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Krakow road trip planning tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Krakow is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, things will get cooler in Krakow: highs are around 16°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

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 15th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then explore the world behind art at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then take a stroll around Rynek Starego Miasta, and finally wander the streets of Nowy Swiat. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Warsaw trip planner .

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Warsaw sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Warsaw

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

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nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): wander the streets of Vitosha Boulevard, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and then hit the slopes at Vitosha Mountain.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sofia day trip planning app .

Fly from Warsaw to Sofia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Warsaw to Sofia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Warsaw in April, expect nights in Sofia to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Vitosha Boulevard ©
Vitosha Boulevard

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