8 days in Poland Itinerary

8 days in Poland Itinerary

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8 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Wroclaw
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Zakopane
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Krakow
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Warsaw
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Athens

1
night
Wroclaw

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 30th (Mon): examine the collection at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, then make a trip to Pomnik „Ku czci Zwierząt Rzeźnych”, and then examine the collection at MovieGate. Here are some ideas for day two: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then have fun and explore at Museum of Games and Computers of the Past Era (Games Museum), then snap pictures at Most Redzinski, and finally find something for the whole family at GOjump Park Trampolin - Najwiekszy w Polsce.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Wroclaw trip maker app .

Athens, Greece to Wroclaw is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Wroclaw is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in December, expect Wroclaw to be slightly colder, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Museums Tours Childrens Museums
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1
night
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.
On the 1st (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kasprowy Wierch, take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of Five Lakes, then get outside with Such Ski Area, then explore the world behind art at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery, and finally shop like a local with Art Gallery Yam.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zakopane trip planner .

Drive from Wroclaw to Zakopane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wroclaw in December: high temperatures in Zakopane hover around 1°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Valley of Five Lakes, Such Ski Area
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Kasprowy Wierch ©
Kasprowy Wierch
Art Gallery Yam ©
Art Gallery Yam

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Axe Nation - axe throwing club and Ghetto Wall Fragment. Get out of town with these interesting Krakow side-trips: Muzeum Zamkowe w Pszczynie (in Pszczyna), Gliwice (Radiostacja Gliwice & Palmiarnia Miejska) and Guitar History Museum (in Katowice). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Kanonicza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church on the Rock (Kosciol na Skalce), pause for some serene contemplation at Bazylika św. Floriana w Krakowie, and admire the landmark architecture of Church of St. Andrew (Kosciol Swietogo Andrzeja).

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Krakow travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zakopane to Krakow in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Zakopane in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of -5°C in Krakow. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Gliwice, Muzeum Zamkowe w Pszczynie, Guitar History Museum
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Axe Nation - axe throwing club ©
Axe Nation - axe throwing club
Tyniec Historic Village ©
Tyniec Historic Village

2
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 5th (Sun), enjoy some diversion at PM Shooter Shooting Range, gain insight at University of Warsaw, get your game on at Enigma Room - Escape room game, then examine the collection at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Invisible Exhibition - Niewidzialna Wystawa. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Monument to the Fallen and Murdered in the East, explore the engaging exhibits at Dollhouse Museum, then see the interesting displays at Photoplasticon, and finally step into the grandiose world of Muzeum w Nieborowie i Arkadii. Oddział Muzeum Narodowego w Warszawie.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muzeum w Nieborowie i Arkadii. Oddział Muzeum Narodowego w Warszawie
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