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 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 6th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then don't miss a visit to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Pole Mokotowskie.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Warsaw travel 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 changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October: high temperatures in Warsaw hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Warsaw

Tours Parks Museums
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Walking tours
Pole Mokotowskie ©
Pole Mokotowskie
Spas

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Stare Miasto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto

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): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, look for all kinds of wild species at Koscielisko Valley, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zakopane online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Koscielisko Valley
Highlights from your plan
Koscielisko Valley ©
Koscielisko Valley
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka

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