21 days in Poland Itinerary

21 days in Poland Itinerary

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Gdansk
— 4 nights
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Torun
— 2 nights
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Lublin
— 2 nights
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Warsaw
— 4 nights
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Karpacz
— 2 nights
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Wroclaw
— 3 nights
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Krakow
— 3 nights
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Gdansk

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Stutthof Concentration Camp and Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka) are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Amber - Museum of Gdansk and Gdańsk Town Hall. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archikatedra Oliwska, enjoy breathtaking views from Sopot Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Sopot Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gdansk tour itinerary planner.

Oslo, Norway to Gdansk is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gdansk when traveling from Oslo in July, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Torun.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Torun

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Town Square - Old Town and then appreciate the history behind Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Krzywa Wieza and then see the interesting displays at Żywe Muzeum Piernika.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Torun tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Gdansk to Torun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gdansk in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Torun, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Lublin.

Things to do in Torun

Historic Sites · Museums

Lublin

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Majdanek State Museum and then contemplate the long history of Lublin Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Lublin Open Air Village Museum and then explore the historical opulence of The Lublin Castle.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lublin attractions planner.

You can drive from Torun to Lublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lublin are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Warsaw.

Things to do in Lublin

Historic Sites · Museums

Warsaw

— 4 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Head to Piotrkowska Street and Manufakturafor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny) and Krakowskie Przedmiescie are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Fragment of Ghetto Wall, step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, wander the streets of Nowy Swiat, and learn about all things military at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw journey planner.

Traveling by car from Lublin to Warsaw takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Karpacz.

Things to do in Warsaw

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Karpacz

— 2 nights
Karpacz sits on the slopes of towering Mount Sniezka and draws visitors with its pristine natural scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Park Miniatur Zabytkow Dolnego Slaska and then admire the striking features of Parafia Wang. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Huta Szkla Krysztalowego Julia and then explore the historical opulence of Zamek Chojnik.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Karpacz journey builder website.

Getting from Warsaw to Karpacz by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Karpacz

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Classes

Side Trips

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.
Get some historical perspective at Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) and Old Town- Historic Center. Get a sense of the local culture at Archikatedra pw. Sw. Jana Chrzciciela we Wroclawiu and Panorama Raclawicka. Step out of Wroclaw to go to Walbrzych and see Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island).

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Wroclaw trip planner.

You can drive from Karpacz to Wroclaw in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Wroclaw can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu) and Apteka pod Orłem. Oddział Muzeum Historycznego Miasta Krakowa. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Corpus Christi Church (Kosciol Bozego Ciala) and Lost Souls Alley. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Galicia Jewish Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, get to know the fascinating history of Planty Park, and pick up some new knowledge with Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Krakow trip site.

Drive from Wroclaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Krakow, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Classes

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.