11 days in Poland Itinerary

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Krakow
— 3 nights
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Zakopane
— 2 nights
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Oswiecim
— 1 night
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Warsaw
— 2 nights
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Gdansk
— 2 nights
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Grota Lokietka (King's Lokietek Cave). Let the collections at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Zamek Królewski capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, and explore the galleries of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Krakow is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zakopane.
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Zakopane — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, then explore the activities along Lake Morskie Oko, and then take in panoramic vistas at Rusinowa Polana. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Orla Perc Trail, admire the masterpieces at Be Happy Museum Zakopane, and then see the interesting displays at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zakopane attractions planner.

You can drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zakopane, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the galleries of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum and Synagogue.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Oswiecim route planning website.

You can drive from Zakopane to Oswiecim in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Warsaw.
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Warsaw — 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 31st (Mon), take a stroll through Nowy Swiat, then browse the different shops at Zlote Tarasy, then learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally engage your brain at Copernicus Science Centre.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw online day trip planner.

You can fly from Oswiecim to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Gdansk.
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Gdansk — 2 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.
On the 2nd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Gdańsk Town Hall, take a stroll through Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), then take a stroll through Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Sztuk Roznych Kosycarz&MBeneda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, then shop like a local with Gdanska Galeria Miejska 2, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Amber - Museum of Gdansk.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gdansk tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Gdansk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Warsaw, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gdansk, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough 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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