12 days in Poland Itinerary

12 days in Poland Itinerary

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12 days in Poland Itinerary

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

3
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: step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, explore the different monuments and memorials at New Jewish Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Krakow planner .

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 difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. July in Krakow sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. 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 get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum and Synagogue, and then get to know the fascinating history of Main Market Square.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Oswiecim trip planning website .

You can drive from Krakow to Oswiecim in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Oswiecim sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. 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

3
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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 museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, learn about all things military at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, and get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Warsaw trip planner .

Drive from Oswiecim to Warsaw in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

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

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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. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, take some stellar pictures from AmberSky Gdansk - Kolo Widokowe, examine the collection at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archikatedra Oliwska.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gdansk day trip planner.

You can take a train from Warsaw to Gdansk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Warsaw in July: highs in Gdansk hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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