10 days in Poland Itinerary

10 days in Poland Itinerary

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10 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Krakow
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Oswiecim
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Warsaw
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
4
Gdansk
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Ottawa

2
nights
Krakow

Krakow ©
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, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, take a stroll through Stare Miasto, steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, and examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip itinerary planning tool .

Ottawa, Canada to Krakow is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Krakow are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

1
night
Oswiecim

Oswiecim ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, then take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum and Synagogue, and then get to know the fascinating history of Main Market Square.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Oswiecim online attractions planner .

Drive from Krakow to Oswiecim in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Warsaw.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue

2
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science, don't miss a visit to Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, explore the world behind art at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then get into the urban bustle at Rynek Starego Miasta, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Warsaw trip itinerary website .

Getting from Oswiecim to Warsaw by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Warsaw sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

3
nights
Gdansk

Gdansk ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku in Malbork (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town, don't miss a visit to AmberSky Gdansk - Kolo Widokowe, take an in-depth tour of Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, and contemplate the long history of Westerplatte.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Gdansk trip builder app .

Getting from Warsaw to Gdansk by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from Warsaw, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gdansk, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Old Town ©
Old Town
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

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