53 days in Poland Itinerary

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Krakow
— 9 nights
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Zakopane
— 7 nights
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Oswiecim
— 4 nights
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Wroclaw
— 6 nights
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Poznan
— 6 nights
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Torun
— 5 nights
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Gdansk
— 7 nights
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Warsaw
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Krakow — 9 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.
Spend the 8th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, see the interesting displays at Krakow Pinball Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow day trip planner.

New York City, USA to Krakow is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zakopane.
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Zakopane — 7 nights

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.
Explore Zakopane's surroundings by going to Tatra National Park (Rysy, Rysy Peak, &more), Kaniowka Ski Area (in Bialka Tatrzanska) and Pieniński Park Narodowy (in Szczawnica). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane, contemplate the waterfront views at Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich, get curious at Centrum Edukacji Przyrodniczej TPN, and head outdoors with Orla Perc Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zakopane day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Oswiecim.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Oswiecim — 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Muzeum NadwiSlanski Park Etnograficzny (in Wygielzow), Muzeum Przemyslu Energetycznego (in Laziska Gorne) and "Kornel i Przyjaciele" Kawiarnia-Ksiegarnia-Antykwariat (in Cieszyn). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, hit the slopes at Czarny Gron, examine the collection at Treasures of the Earth / Mineral Museum, and experience the excitement of Lokalna Kolej Drezynowa.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oswiecim route app.

Drive from Zakopane to Oswiecim in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Oswiecim sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Wroclaw.
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Wroclaw — 6 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.
Explore Wroclaw's surroundings by going to Muzeum Kolejnictwa na Slasku (in Jaworzyna Slaska), Centrum Rekreacji i Sportu Kolorowa (in Karpacz) and Muzeum Gazownictwa (in Paczkow). Spend the 24th (Thu) among pleasant surroundings at Rynek of Wroclaw. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), make a trip to Wroclaw's Dwarfs, get in on the family fun at GOjump Wroclaw Park Trampolin, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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You can drive from Oswiecim to Wroclaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Wroclaw can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Poznan.
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Poznan — 6 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Poznan: Muzeum im. G.J. Osiakowskich (in Kalisz), Bazylika Swietogorska (in Gostyn) and Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Nicholas (in Lad). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at Magia Dla Ciala, admire the landmark architecture of Domki Budnicze, pause for some serene contemplation at Sanktuarium NajSwietszej Krwi Pana Jezusa, and don't miss a visit to Stary Rynek.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Poznan travel route planner.

You can drive from Wroclaw to Poznan in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Torun.
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Torun — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Torun: Bydgoszcz (Museum of Soap and History of Dirt, Cathedral of St. Martin's and St. Nicholas, &more), Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Plock (in Plock) and Brewery B Cultural Center (in Wloclawek). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiate Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, and make a trip to Town Square - Old Town.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Torun trip planner.

Traveling by train from Poznan to Torun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Torun, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gdansk.
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Gdansk — 7 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.
Gdansk is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, make a trip to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get engrossed in the history at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gdansk online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Torun to Gdansk takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Torun in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gdansk: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Warsaw.
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Warsaw — 8 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, explore the world behind art at The National Museum in Warsaw, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Warsaw trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Poland travel guide

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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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