9 days in Poland Itinerary

9 days in Poland Itinerary

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9 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Krakow
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Oswiecim
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
3
Warsaw
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
4
Gdansk
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Black Gallery Pub and Food, Eat Polska Krakow Food & Vodka Tours, Night Tram Party Krakow, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kazmierz The Former Jewish District and St. Mary's Basilica. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Krakow trip itinerary site .

Sydney, Australia to Krakow is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Krakow, with lows around 9°C. You will leave for Oswiecim on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Krakow

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Eat Polska Krakow Food & Vodka Tours ©
Kazmierz The Former Jewish District ©
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica

1
day
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 24th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Market Square, and then walk around Planty Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oswiecim trip maker .

Traveling by car from Krakow to Oswiecim takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Oswiecim can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Warsaw.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©

2
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eat Polska. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), then learn about all things military at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, then learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally learn the tricks of the trade with Eat Polska. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, stop by Polart, take a stroll around Rynek Starego Miasta, then explore the world behind art at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally explore the world behind art at The National Museum in Warsaw.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Warsaw travel planner.

You can drive from Oswiecim to Warsaw in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites Museums Classes
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Neptune's Fountain (Fontanna Neptuna), Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), Old Town, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church (Kosciol Sw Mikolaja), then take a stroll through Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), and finally don't miss a visit to Neptune's Fountain (Fontanna Neptuna).

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Gdansk online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Gdansk, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Gdansk

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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