14 days in Poland Itinerary

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Krakow
— 3 nights
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Zakopane
— 1 night
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Oswiecim
— 1 night
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Warsaw
— 1 night
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Lodz
— 1 night
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Poznan
— 1 night
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Gniezno
— 1 night
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Bydgoszcz
— 1 night
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Swiecie
— 1 night
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Gdansk
— 1 night
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Puck
— 1 night
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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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Krakow planning site.

Pittsburgh, USA to Krakow is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Krakow, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in September: high temperatures in Krakow hover around 66°F and lows are around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zakopane.
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Zakopane — 1 night

Winter Capital of Poland

Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, an area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery, then get outside with Orla Perc Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zakopane trip tool.

Drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in September, Zakopane is slightly colder at night with lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Oswiecim.
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Oswiecim — 1 night

Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and then walk around Planty Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Oswiecim online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Zakopane to Oswiecim takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Oswiecim sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Warsaw.
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Warsaw — 1 night

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 9th (Sat), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Oswiecim to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Warsaw are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Lodz.
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Lodz — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): don't miss a visit to European Park of Sculpture, let the kids burn off some steam at Lewityn, then walk around Lagiewniki Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum SGGW.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lodz road trip site.

Drive from Warsaw to Lodz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Poznan.
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Poznan — 1 night

Poland's original capital, Poznan boasts centuries of rich history and culture, as well as a modern town center drawing a growing number of weekend revelers with its vibrant nightlife and diverse restaurant scene.
On the 11th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Parish Church of St. Stanislaus (Fara Church), then don't miss a visit to Stary Rynek, then get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Morasko Meteorite Reservation.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Poznan online tour planner.

You can drive from Lodz to Poznan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Poznan, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Gniezno.
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Gniezno — 1 night

Gniezno is a city in central-western Poland, about 50km east of Poznań, with about 70,000 inhabitants. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Wielkopolski Park Etnograficzny, deepen your understanding at Historic Rail Engine House, and then have fun and explore at Museum of Antiques of Technology Culture.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gniezno attractions planning app.

You can drive from Poznan to Gniezno in an hour. In September in Gniezno, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bydgoszcz.
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Bydgoszcz — 1 night

Bydgoszcz is a city in northern Poland, on the Brda and Vistula rivers. On the 13th (Wed), ponder the design of Fontanna Potop, make a trip to Plac Wolnosci, get engrossed in the history at Museum Kanal Bydgoski, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Martin's and St. Nicholas, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Soap and History of Dirt.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bydgoszcz trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Gniezno to Bydgoszcz by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Bydgoszcz are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Swiecie.
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Swiecie — 1 night

Świecie is a town in northern Poland with 25,968 inhabitants, situated in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship ; it was in Bydgoszcz Voivodeship from 1975 to 1998. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Teutonic Castle, stroll around Park Krajobrazowy w Bukowcu, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrzej Bobola Church.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Swiecie trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bydgoszcz to Swiecie takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gdansk.
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Gdansk — 1 night

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 15th (Fri), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, wander the streets of Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, then make a trip to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), and finally admire the striking features of Golden House.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gdansk vacation app.

Drive from Swiecie to Gdansk in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Gdansk can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puck.
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Puck — 1 night

Puck is a town in northwestern Poland with 11,350 inhabitants. On the 16th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Laweczka gen. Mariusza Zaruskiego and then take in the waterfront activity at Port Jachtowy.

Plan my day in Puck using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Gdansk to Puck takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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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.
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