7 days in Poland Itinerary

7 days in Poland Itinerary

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7 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Krakow
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Warsaw
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Houston

2
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.
When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Krakow tour itinerary planner.

Houston, USA to Krakow is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Time is 7 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Houston in October, with highs in Krakow at 56°F and lows at 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

3
nights
Warsaw

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 27th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Statue of John III Sobieski, admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, admire the striking features of Palace of Culture and Science, then learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then contemplate the long history of Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then admire the masterpieces at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Warsaw trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

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