13 days in Poland Itinerary

13 days in Poland Itinerary

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Gdansk
— 4 nights
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Warsaw
— 3 nights
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Krakow
— 5 nights
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Gdansk

— 4 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.
Gdansk is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: visit Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej).

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Catania, Italy to Gdansk is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Catania in October, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Gdansk: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Spas

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Warsaw

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza, and explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum.

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Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Warsaw sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums
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Krakow

— 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Oswiecim to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

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Getting from Warsaw to Krakow by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

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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.