60 days in Central Poland Itinerary

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Warsaw
— 15 nights
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Sochaczew
— 2 nights
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Grudziadz
— 2 nights
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Bydgoszcz
— 8 nights
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Poznan
— 9 nights
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Kalisz
— 4 nights
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Lodz
— 7 nights
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Kielce
— 5 nights
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Sandomierz
— 7 nights
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Warsaw — 15 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Warsaw: Kampinoski Park Narodowy (in Izabelin), Gallery of Steel Figures (in Pruszkow) and Muzeum – Miejsce Pamieci Palmiry (in Czosnow). The adventure continues: stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, examine the collection at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich, admire the masterpieces at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, and get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Warsaw trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Warsaw. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sochaczew.
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Sochaczew — 2 nights

Sochaczew is a city in central Poland, with 38,300 inhabitants . On the 17th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Railway Station, then see the interesting displays at Polish Association of Railway Enthusiasts, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bolimow Landscape Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptist church of St Roch and St John, pause for some serene contemplation at Romanesque Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, see the interesting displays at St Maximilian Museum, then examine the collection at Museum of Linen, then walk around Karol August Dittrich town park in Zyrardow, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Church of Our Lady of Consolation.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sochaczew trip planner.

Traveling by car from Warsaw to Sochaczew takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Sochaczew are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Grudziadz.
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Grudziadz — 2 nights

Grudziądz is a city of around 96,042 inhabitants on the Vistula River in northern Poland. On the 19th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krzyzacki w Radzyniu Chelminskim, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kosciol Wniebowziecia Najswietszej Marii Panny, then walk around Park Krajobrazowy w Bukowcu, and finally explore the historical opulence of Teutonic Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, then take some stellar pictures from Klimek Tower, then contemplate the long history of Citadel, and finally snap pictures at Grudziadz bridge.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Grudziadz trip website.

You can drive from Sochaczew to Grudziadz in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June in Grudziadz, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Bydgoszcz.
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Bydgoszcz — 8 nights

Bydgoszcz is a city in northern Poland, on the Brda and Vistula rivers. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bydgoszcz: Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Inowroclaw (in Inowroclaw), Magia Dla Ciala (in Wysoka) and Torun (St. Mary's Church, Pomnik Flisaka, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at UKW Botanic Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Martin's and St. Nicholas, and don't miss a visit to Plac Wolnosci.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bydgoszcz trip maker.

You can drive from Grudziadz to Bydgoszcz in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Poznan.
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Poznan — 9 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Poznan: Sniezycowy Jar Reserve (in Murowana Goslina) and Rogalin Palace (in Rogalin). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Stary Rynek, stroll around Park Cytadela, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Kornickie, and learn the secrets of beer at City Event Poznan Food Tours.

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You can drive from Bydgoszcz to Poznan in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kalisz.
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Kalisz — 4 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Kalisz side-trips: City of Konin - Regional Museum (in Konin), Jarocin (Spichlerz Polskiego Rocka & Glan Fan) and Park Linowy Lesny Raj (in Slesin).

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kalisz online holiday maker.

You can drive from Poznan to Kalisz in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kalisz are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lodz.
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Lodz — 7 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.
Explore Lodz's surroundings by going to The Collegiate Church of St.Mary and St.Alexius (in Leczyca) and Plock (Muzeum Diecezjalne, Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Plock, &more). There's lots more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Lewityn, take a stroll through Piotrkowska Street, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum SGGW, and buy something for everyone on your list at Manufaktura.

Plan trip to Lodz with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Kalisz to Lodz takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Kielce.
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Kielce — 5 nights

Kielce is a city in south central Poland with 199,475 inhabitants. Change things up with these side-trips from Kielce: Museum of the White Eagle (in Skarzysko-Kamienna), Cistercian Abbey (in Wachock) and Museum of Nature and Technology (in Starachowice). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Muzeum Techniki, take in the exciting artwork at Centrum Rzezby Polskiej w Oronsku, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Henryk Sienkiewicz in Oblegorek, and stroll around Park Zdrojowy.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kielce tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Lodz to Kielce takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Sandomierz.
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Sandomierz — 7 nights

Sandomierz is a town in south-eastern Poland with 25,714 inhabitants (2006), situated in the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship (since 1999). Get out of town with these interesting Sandomierz side-trips: Living Museum of Porcelain in Cmielow (in Cmielow) and Krzemionki Archeological Museum (in Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Piszczele Park in Sandomierz, admire the striking features of Collegium Gostomianum, examine the collection at The House of John Dlugosz, and don't miss a visit to Bazylika Narodzenia Najswietszej Maryi Panny.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sandomierz online tour planner.

Drive from Kielce to Sandomierz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Sandomierz, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.
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Central Poland travel guide

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Central Poland covers the middle of the country, encompassing cities like Warsaw, Poznan, Lodz, and Bydgoszcz. The urban areas of central Poland are surrounded by mainly flat countryside. Warsaw, the country's capital, serves as a cultural haven, with theatres, museums, universities, and important monuments. The postcard-perfect Old Town is a World Heritage Site, and many other architectural highlights make the city very easy on the eyes. Historical Lodz has one of the longest commercial streets in the world, lined with restaurants, bars, and cafes.
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