10 days in Pomerania, Warsaw & Krakow Itinerary

10 days in Pomerania, Warsaw & Krakow Itinerary

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10 days in Pomerania, Warsaw & Krakow Itinerary

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

2
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.
When in Gdansk, make a side trip to see Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku in Malbork, approximately 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, make a trip to Neptune's Fountain (Fontanna Neptuna), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archikatedra Oliwska, and take in the pleasant sights at Motlawa River Embankment (Dlugie Pobrzeze).

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gdansk trip builder app .

Ottawa, Canada to Gdansk is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Ottawa in July, you will find days in Gdansk are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Warsaw.

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

2
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science, walk around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then explore the world behind art at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then don't miss a visit to Rynek Starego Miasta, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Warsaw trip planning site .

Getting from Gdansk to Warsaw by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gdansk in July: highs in Warsaw hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

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

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Oswiecim to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Krakow trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

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