20 days in Poland, Ukraine & Belarus Itinerary

20 days in Poland, Ukraine & Belarus Itinerary

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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Torun, Poland
— 1 night
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Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
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Lviv, Ukraine
— 1 night
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Kobryn, Belarus
— 2 nights
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Brest, Belarus
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Wieliczka, Poland
— 3 nights

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Krakowskie Przedmiescie and Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach, see the interesting displays at Pawiak Prison Museum, contemplate the long history of Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny).

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Warsaw day trip website.

Washington DC, USA to Warsaw is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Warsaw due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in August, with highs in Warsaw at 77°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Torun.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski) ©
Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski)
Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach ©
Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Torun, Poland

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 30th (Sun): make a trip to Town Square - Old Town, get a sense of history and politics at Old Town Hall, then contemplate the long history of Krzywa Wieza, then see the interesting displays at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Torun holiday maker tool.

Getting from Warsaw to Torun by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Torun are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gdansk.

Things to do in Torun

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Town Square - Old Town ©
Town Square - Old Town
Żywe Muzeum Piernika ©
Żywe Muzeum Piernika
Krzywa Wieza ©
Krzywa Wieza

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Gdansk, Poland

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.
On the 31st (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Church (Kosciol Sw. Katarzyny), don't miss a visit to Brama Wyzynna, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Dominikanie Gdańsk - Bazylika pw. Świętego Mikołaja | St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, and finally stop by Dlugi Targ Square. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at The National Museum in Gdansk, contemplate the long history of Gdańsk Town Hall, go for a walk through Piwna Street (Ulica Piwna), then explore the engaging exhibits at Muzeum Starych Zabawek, and finally kick back and relax at Stogi Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gdansk trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Torun to Gdansk takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Torun in August: highs in Gdansk hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
St. Catherine's Church (Kosciol Sw. Katarzyny) ©
Gdańsk Town Hall ©
Gdańsk Town Hall
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

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Krakow, Poland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, then examine the collection at Galeria Figur Stalowych, then have fun and explore at HistoryLand, and finally steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow online trip planner.

You can fly from Gdansk to Krakow in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
HistoryLand ©
HistoryLand

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Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Monument of Nikifor Epifaniy Drovnyak, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staroyevryeiska Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St. Archangel Michael, take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmelite Church, then see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lviv trip planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Lviv in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Krakow to Lviv is 1 hour. September in Lviv sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kobryn.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church ©
Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral ©
Svyatogo Yura Cathedral
Pharmacy Museum ©
Pharmacy Museum

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Kobryn, Belarus

Kobryn
Kobryn is a city in the Brest Region of Belarus and the center of the Kobryn District. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Carthusian Monastery, steep yourself in history at Spiritual and Patriotic Complex, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter and Paul Church. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Manor of Santa Claus, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Estate Pruzhanskiy Palatsyk, and then take an in-depth tour of Military History Museum of Suvorov.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kobryn journey planner.

Traveling by car from Lviv to Kobryn takes 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lviv to Kobryn is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Kobryn can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Brest.

Things to do in Kobryn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Byaroza, Manor of Santa Claus, Museum Estate Pruzhanskiy Palatsyk

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Brest, Belarus

Brest ©
A sharp contrast to the capital of Minsk, Brest is a city filled with fortress ruins, old culture, and medieval history.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress and Brest Railway Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Brest Regional Museum of Local Lore and Historical and Memorial Museum Nemtsevichi Estate. Go for a jaunt from Brest to Kamyanyets to see Monument to the Founder of Kamyanyets about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at War Museum - Territory of the World, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Exaltation Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Resurrection Church, and pause for some photo ops at Millennium Monument.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Brest trip planner.

Drive from Kobryn to Brest in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Brest sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Warsaw.

Things to do in Brest

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Monument to the Founder of Kamyanyets
Highlights from your plan
Brest Railway Museum ©
Brest Railway Museum
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress ©
Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress
Brest Regional Museum of Local Lore ©
Brest Regional Museum of Local Lore

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich, then learn about all things military at Field Cathedral of the Polish Army, then explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Life under Communism. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Photoplasticon, then look for gifts at Galeria Tebe - Gingerbread Shop, then contemplate the long history of Umschlagplatz, and finally take an in-depth tour of Neon Muzeum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Brest to Warsaw takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brest to Warsaw. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Wieliczka.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum
Field Cathedral of the Polish Army ©
Field Cathedral of the Polish Army
POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich ©
POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich

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Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka ©
Best known as the site of one of the world's oldest salt mines, Wieliczka receives nearly a million visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Saltworks garden, see the interesting displays at Cracow Saltworks Museum - Castle Location, pause for some serene contemplation at Church St. Clement, make a trip to Rynek Gorny, then go deep underground at Cracow Saltworks Museum - Salt Mine Location, and finally admire the striking features of Przychocki Palace. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Minor Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, steep yourself in history at Family Home of John Paul II, contemplate the long history of John Paul II Square in Wadowice, then pause for some photo ops at The monument of Adam Mickiewicz, and finally get outside with Teznia Solankowa Wieliczka.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Wieliczka route maker tool.

You can take a train from Warsaw to Wieliczka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Wieliczka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Wadowice
Highlights from your plan
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Cracow Saltworks Museum - Castle Location ©
Cracow Saltworks Museum - Castle Location

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