16 days in Poland Itinerary

16 days in Poland Itinerary

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Start: New York City
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Gdansk
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Torun
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Karpacz
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Kudowa-Zdroj
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Krakow
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Warsaw
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: New York City

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Royal Chapel (Kaplica Krolewska), St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (Cerkiew sw. Mikolaja), Gdansk Shuttle, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Gdańsk Town Hall and Archikatedra Oliwska. Visit Harbour Station and Westerplatte for their historical value. Step out of Gdansk to go to Malbork and see Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), make a trip to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), enjoy the sand and surf at Sopot Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sopot Pier.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Gdansk trip itinerary builder site.

New York City, USA to Gdansk is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Gdansk is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get a bit cooler in Gdansk: highs are around 53°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Torun.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sopot, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, Harbour Station
Highlights from your plan
Dlugi Targ Square ©
Dlugi Targ Square
Gdańsk Town Hall ©
Gdańsk Town Hall

2
nights
Torun

Torun ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Town Square - Old Town, thenpause for some photo ops at Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus, thenexamine the collection at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Jacob. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Krzywa Wieza, get a sense of history and politics at Old Town Hall, thenget to know the fascinating history of Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska), and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Soap and History of Dirt.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Torun travel planner.

You can drive from Gdansk to Torun in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Karpacz.

Things to do in Torun

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bydgoszcz
Highlights from your plan
Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska) ©
Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska)
Krzywa Wieza ©
Krzywa Wieza
Museum of Soap and History of Dirt ©
Museum of Soap and History of Dirt

2
nights
Karpacz

Karpacz ©
Karpacz sits on the slopes of towering Mount Sniezka and draws visitors with its pristine natural scenery.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Zamek Chojnik, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Podgornej Waterfall, thenidentify plant and animal life at Sniezka, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Papugarnia Karpacz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parafia Wang, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Wodospad Kamienczyka, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wodospad Szklarki.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Karpacz trip planner.

Drive from Torun to Karpacz in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kudowa-Zdroj.

Things to do in Karpacz

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Szklarska Poreba, Zamek Chojnik, Podgornej Waterfall, Papugarnia Karpacz
Highlights from your plan
Zamek Chojnik ©
Zamek Chojnik
Wodospad Szklarki ©
Wodospad Szklarki
Parafia Wang ©
Parafia Wang

1
night
Kudowa-Zdroj

Kudowa-Zdroj ©
Kudowa-Zdrój or simply Kudowa, is a town located below the Table Mountains in Kłodzko County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in the southwestern part of Poland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Princess Anna Swidnicka Statue, thenhike along Szczeliniec Wielki, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Bledne Skaly, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument of the Three Cultures (Pomnik Trzech Kultur).

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kudowa-Zdroj tour planner.

Getting from Karpacz to Kudowa-Zdroj by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kudowa-Zdroj can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Kudowa-Zdroj

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Szczeliniec Wielki ©
Szczeliniec Wielki
Bledne Skaly ©
Bledne Skaly

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 Planty Park and Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum Gallery of the 19th Century Polish Art and Lost Souls Alley. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Krakow Pinball Museum, don't miss a visit to St. Florian's Gate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Krakow trip planner.

You can drive from Kudowa-Zdroj to Krakow in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in October, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Museum Gallery of the 19th Century Polish Art ©
Krakow Pinball Museum ©
Krakow Pinball Museum
Lost Souls Alley ©
Lost Souls Alley

3
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny) and Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski) will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Muzeum Wojska Polskiego and Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow. Take a break from Warsaw with a short trip to Piotrkowska Street in Lodz, about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakowskie Przedmiescie, step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Warsaw trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Warsaw are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Piotrkowska Street
Highlights from your plan
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum
Muzeum Wojska Polskiego ©
Muzeum Wojska Polskiego
St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny) ©
St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny)

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