12 days in Poland Itinerary

12 days in Poland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Poland trip itinerary planner

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Wroclaw
— 3 nights
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Gdansk
— 3 nights
Drive
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Torun
— 1 night
Drive
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Krakow
— 4 nights
Drive
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Katowice
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Wroclaw

— 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) and Museum of Games and Computers of the Past Era (Games Museum). Spend the 2nd (Mon) among pleasant surroundings at Rynek of Wroclaw. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Panorama Raclawicka, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town- Historic Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Wroclaw vacation maker site.

Athens, Greece to Wroclaw is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Athens in August, expect nights in Wroclaw to be much colder, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Gdansk.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci. Step out of Gdansk with an excursion to Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku in Malbork--about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sopot Beach, and learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej).

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gdansk day trip planning site.

Getting from Wroclaw to Gdansk by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Torun.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Torun

— 1 night

City of Angels

The birthplace of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, the medieval town of Torun escaped the destruction of World War II, managing to preserve most of the Gothic architecture of its historical old town.
On the 7th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Teutonic Castle Ruins, step into the grandiose world of Cultural Centre "Teutonic castle", and then see the interesting displays at Żywe Muzeum Piernika. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Town Square - Old Town, appreciate the history behind Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus, and then contemplate the long history of Krzywa Wieza.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Torun travel route planner.

Getting from Gdansk to Torun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Torun can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Torun

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Krakow

— 4 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.
Do your shopping at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) and Ulica Florianska. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Royal Castle. Spend the 11th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Krakow day trip planning app.

Getting from Torun to Krakow by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Katowice.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Katowice

Katowice is a city in southwestern Poland, with a population of 299,910 and the center of the Silesian Metropolis, with a population of 2.2 million.Throughout the mid-18th century, Katowice had developed into a village upon the discovery of rich coal reserves in the area. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): wander the streets of Nikiszowiec and then trek along Pogoria 3 Lake.

For maps and tourist information, you can read our Katowice online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Krakow to Katowice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Katowice, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Katowice

Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

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.