12 days in Poland Itinerary

12 days in Poland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Poland trip planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Stuttgart Airport, Fly to Krakow
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Krakow
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oswiecim
— 1 night
Drive
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Wroclaw
— 1 night
Fly
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Gdansk
— 3 nights
Fly
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Warsaw
— 3 nights
Fly to Stuttgart Airport, Drive to Metzingen

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Krakow

— 3 nights

Slavic Rome

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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and pick up some new knowledge with Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Krakow holiday planner.

Metzingen, Germany to Krakow is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In August in Krakow, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Oswiecim

— 1 night
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 6th (Fri), cool off at Energylandia and then take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Oswiecim online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Krakow to Oswiecim takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Oswiecim, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Wroclaw

— 1 night

Venice of the North

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 7th (Sat), go for a walk through Rynek of Wroclaw.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Wroclaw trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Oswiecim to Wroclaw by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Wroclaw, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Gdansk.
Highlights from your trip

Gdansk

— 3 nights

World Capital of Amber

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.
Gdansk is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, contemplate the long history of Westerplatte, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church.

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Traveling by flight from Wroclaw to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Wroclaw in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Gdansk: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Warsaw

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), and make a trip to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy).

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Warsaw route tool.

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Gdansk in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Warsaw, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Poland travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.