12 days in Poland Itinerary

12 days in Poland Itinerary

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Warsaw
— 2 nights
2
Oswiecim
— 1 night
3
Zakopane
— 1 night
4
Krakow
— 4 nights
5
Gdansk
— 3 nights

2
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
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 parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre, and see the interesting displays at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Warsaw trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Warsaw. August in Warsaw sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Warsaw

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

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.
On the 7th (Fri), walk around Planty Park and then get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oswiecim trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Warsaw to Oswiecim in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Oswiecim, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Planty Park ©
Planty Park

1
night
Zakopane

Zakopane ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery, admire the verdant scenery at Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zakopane travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Oswiecim to Zakopane takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Zakopane sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich
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Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich
Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich

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.
When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Rusinowa Polana in Tatra National Park, approximately Tatra National Park away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, explore the galleries of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Krakow trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Zakopane to Krakow in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rusinowa Polana, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Walking tours

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.
Step out of Gdansk to go to Malbork and see Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town, make a trip to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), examine the collection at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, and learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej).

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gdansk trip planner.

Getting from Krakow to Gdansk by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in August, expect nights in Gdansk to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

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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