8 days in Poland Itinerary

8 days in Poland Itinerary

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8 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  18​h
1
Warsaw
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Krakow
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Zakopane
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Train + Foot + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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 6th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then admire the masterpieces at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and then grab your bike and head to Pole Mokotowskie.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Warsaw trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Warsaw is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Central European Time is minus 7 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October; daily highs in Warsaw reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Tours Parks
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Cathedral. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wawel Royal Castle and Grota Lokietka (King's Lokietek Cave). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, wander the streets of Ulica Florianska, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip maker app .

Getting from Warsaw to Krakow by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. October in Krakow sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Grota Lokietka (King's Lokietek Cave), Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll through Valley of Five Lakes, trek along Za Bramka Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, and finally view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Yam.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zakopane trip builder .

You can drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in Zakopane, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Valley of Five Lakes
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Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Valley of Five Lakes
Valley of Five Lakes
Art Gallery Yam ©
Art Gallery Yam

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