9 days in Poland Itinerary

9 days in Poland Itinerary

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9 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h
1
Warsaw
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Krakow
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Oswiecim
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Wroclaw
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Gdansk
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
Warsaw

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 11th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta and then brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Fragment of Ghetto Wall, admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then make a trip to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Warsaw day trip tool .

London, UK to Warsaw is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Warsaw to be a bit cooler, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) ©
Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy)
Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like HistoryLand and Room Escape Games. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Krakow are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
HistoryLand ©
HistoryLand
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

1
night
Oswiecim

Oswiecim ©
Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
On the 16th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum and Synagogue and then get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Oswiecim vacation planner .

You can drive from Krakow to Oswiecim in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Oswiecim are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue

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.
On the 17th (Tue), examine the collection at Panorama Raclawicka, then get to know the fascinating history of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), then get a sense of history and politics at Wroclaw Town Hall, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town- Historic Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Wroclaw tour planner .

Traveling by car from Oswiecim to Wroclaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island)
Panorama Raclawicka ©
Panorama Raclawicka

2
nights
Gdansk

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Sala BHP, then explore the historical opulence of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, and then go for a walk through Motlawa River Embankment (Dlugie Pobrzeze). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Sopot Pier, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, then make a trip to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), and finally take a stroll through Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka).

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gdansk visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Wroclaw to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wroclaw in December: highs in Gdansk hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sopot Pier, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Dluga Street (ul. Dluga) ©
Dluga Street (ul. Dluga)

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