26 days in Poland Itinerary

26 days in Poland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Poland trip planner

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Wroclaw
— 3 nights
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Krakow
— 4 nights
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Ojcow National Park
— 2 nights
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Tatra National Park
— 3 nights
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Warsaw
— 4 nights
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Bialowieza
— 2 nights
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Lodz
— 2 nights
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Torun
— 4 nights
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Gdansk
— 1 day
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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.
Spend the 9th (Tue) among pleasant surroundings at Rynek of Wroclaw. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Wroclaw's Dwarfs, get outside with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at Panorama Raclawicka, and get to know the resident critters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Wroclaw day trip tool.

Nottingham, UK to Wroclaw is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nottingham to Wroclaw due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nottingham in August, expect nights in Wroclaw to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Krakow.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Museums · Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Oswiecim to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Krakow online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Wroclaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ojcow National Park.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ojcow National Park

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Dolina Pradnika, then explore the fascinating underground world of Jaskinia Ciemna (Dark Cave), and then Head underground at Grota Lokietka (King's Lokietek Cave). Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Maczuga Herkulesa, then explore the historical opulence of Zamek Królewski, and then explore the historical opulence of Zamek w Ojcowie.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ojcow National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Krakow to Ojcow National Park takes an hour. In August in Ojcow National Park, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tatra National Park.

Things to do in Ojcow National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tatra National Park

— 3 nights
Tatra National Park is known for nature and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich, appreciate the views at Dolina Koscieliska, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tatrzański Park Narodowy, and trek along Orla Perc Trail.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tatra National Park itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Ojcow National Park to Tatra National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Warsaw.

Things to do in Tatra National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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.
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, enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science, explore the world behind art at The National Museum in Warsaw, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Warsaw day trip app.

Getting from Tatra National Park to Warsaw by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. August in Warsaw sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bialowieza.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Bialowieza

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): trek along Szlak Debow Krolewskich i Ksiazat Litewskich, delve into the lush surroundings at Bialowieza Forest, and then get outside with Bialowieskie Drezyny. On the next day, stroll through European Bison Reservation and then get a new perspective on nature at Nature And Forest Museum - Bialowieza National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bialowieza trip maker site.

Drive from Warsaw to Bialowieza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Warsaw to Bialowieza due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Bialowieza are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Lodz.

Things to do in Bialowieza

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Lodz

— 2 nights

Boat City

Nicknamed the "Polish Manchester" because of its largely industrial character, Lodz draws a growing number of tourists with its rejuvenated central districts, which offer shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): make a trip to Chapel of Charles Scheibler, browse the different shops at Manufaktura, and then don't miss a visit to Pasaz Rozy. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Piotrkowska Street, pause for some photo ops at Fortepian Rubinsteina, and then examine the collection at Radegast Train Station.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lodz day trip website.

Traveling by car from Bialowieza to Lodz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. In August in Lodz, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Torun.

Things to do in Lodz

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Torun

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Torun: Bydgoszcz (Tightrope Walker - sculpture & Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska)). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Town Square - Old Town, admire the striking features of Old Town Hall, see the interesting displays at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, and engage your brain at Planetarium - Torun.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Torun route website.

Getting from Lodz to Torun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Torun sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Gdansk.

Things to do in Torun

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Gdansk

— 1 day

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church and then don't miss a visit to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga).

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gdansk online travel planner.

You can drive from Torun to Gdansk in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Gdansk can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites

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.