7 days in Poland, Vilnius & Riga Itinerary

7 days in Poland, Vilnius & Riga Itinerary

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7 days in Poland, Vilnius & Riga Itinerary

Start: Riga, Latvia
Fly:  6​h 15​min
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Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Szczecin, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Warsaw, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Riga, Latvia
— 1 day
End: Riga, Latvia

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), examine the collection at Galeria Figur Stalowych and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Krakow holiday app .

Riga, Latvia to Krakow is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riga to Krakow. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Szczecin.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica

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Szczecin, Poland

Szczecin ©
Szczecin is the capital and largest city of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship in Poland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Central Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John the Baptist, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bazylika Archikatedralna pw. sw. Jakuba Apostola, then steep yourself in history at The Pomeranian Dukes' Castle, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Waly Chrobrego Promenade (Hakenterrasse).

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Szczecin trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Szczecin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Szczecin sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Szczecin

Historic Sites
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Central Cemetery ©
Central Cemetery

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, take a stroll around Rynek Starego Miasta, take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Warsaw trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Szczecin to Warsaw in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Warsaw

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

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Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
On the 18th (Sat), admire the striking features of Chapel of St. John Nepomuk, then take an in-depth tour of Trakai Island Castle Museum, and then see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus). Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, and finally wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vilnius road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Vilnius takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Vilnius. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Warsaw in January, with highs in Vilnius at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trakai
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KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower

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Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
On the 20th (Mon), take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), look for gifts at Dzenis Amber, and then take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Riga trip website .

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Riga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Riga are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs
Dzenis Amber ©
Dzenis Amber

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