14 days in Poland, Italy & Austria Itinerary

14 days in Poland, Italy & Austria Itinerary

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Otranto, Italy
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
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Gdansk, Poland
— 6 nights
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Otranto, Italy

— 2 nights
Otranto is a town and comune in the province of Lecce (Apulia, Italy), in a fertile region once famous for its breed of horses.It is located on the east coast of the Salento peninsula. Get outdoors at Channel Ciolo and Scuba & Snorkeling. Attractions like Grotta della Poesia and Cava di Bauxite make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Circolo Ippico Malepezza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale Di Otranto, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Otranto.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Otranto online holiday planner.

Berlin, Germany to Otranto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Vienna.

Things to do in Otranto

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Museum-lovers will get to explore KZ-Gedenkstatte Mauthausen and Heeresgeschichtliches Museum. Attractions like Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien and Leopold Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Melk Abbey in Melk (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peterskirche, explore the world behind art at Albertina, explore the engaging exhibits at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), and admire the landmark architecture of KUNST HAUS WIEN. Museum Hundertwasser.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna holiday planner.

Fly from Otranto to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Otranto in July, expect Vienna to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

Krakow, Poland

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), get a new perspective on nature at Rynek (Old Square) Underground, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Planty Park, then see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Krakow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Vienna in July, plan for little chillier nights in Krakow, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

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Gdansk, Poland

— 6 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Town Square - Old Town and Latin School. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Archikatedra Oliwska and Dino Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Gdansk: Torun (Żywe Muzeum Piernika & Kamienica pod Gwiazda) and Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku (in Malbork). The adventure continues: make a trip to Crane (Zuraw), shop like a local with Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), steep yourself in history at Swan Tower, and explore the galleries of Westerplatte - Wartownia nr 1.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gdansk online travel planner.

Getting from Krakow to Gdansk by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Krakow in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gdansk: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Italy travel guide

4.6
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

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.