15 days in Poland Itinerary

15 days in Poland Itinerary

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15 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  26 h
1
Gdansk
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
2
Oswiecim
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Krakow
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Warsaw
— 5 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Auckland

2
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.
Gdansk is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, get great views at Gora Gradowa, get your game on at Questrooms, and make a trip to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga).

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gdansk online journey planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Gdansk is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Auckland in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Gdansk, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Gdansk

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St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Old Town ©
Old Town
Room of Plenty ©
Room of Plenty

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): walk around Planty Park and then take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Oswiecim trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Gdansk to Oswiecim takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Oswiecim

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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Planty Park ©
Planty Park

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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow online trip planner.

You can drive from Oswiecim to Krakow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

5
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, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and have some family-friendly fun at Enigma RoomR - Escape room game.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Warsaw attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

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