16 days in Poland Itinerary

16 days in Poland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Poland planner

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Zakopane
— 2 nights
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Krakow
— 2 nights
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Warsaw
— 2 nights
Fly
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Gdansk
— 3 nights
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Torun
— 2 nights
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Wroclaw
— 2 nights
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Oswiecim
— 2 nights
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Zakopane

— 2 nights

Winter Capital of Poland

Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, an area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
On the 24th (Sat), examine the collection at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zakopane travel route planning tool.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Zakopane is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Ljubljana in July, expect Zakopane to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Nature · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Krakow

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take a stroll through Ulica Florianska, contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Planty Park. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, then hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Krakow trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zakopane to Krakow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Krakow, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Warsaw

— 2 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre, and admire the striking features of Palace of Culture and Science.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Warsaw day trip app.

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Gdansk

— 3 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.
When in Gdansk, make a side trip to see Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku in Malbork, approximately Malbork away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, make a trip to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. George.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gdansk tour builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Warsaw in July, you will find days in Gdansk are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Torun.

Things to do in Gdansk

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Torun

— 2 nights

City of Angels

The birthplace of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, the medieval town of Torun escaped the destruction of World War II, managing to preserve most of the Gothic architecture of its historical old town.
On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Medieval Defensive City Walls, steep yourself in history at Krzywa Wieza, admire the landmark architecture of Old Town Hall, then pause for some photo ops at Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus, then make a trip to Town Square - Old Town, and finally see the interesting displays at Kamienica pod Gwiazda.

To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Torun trip website.

Traveling by car from Gdansk to Torun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Torun

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

Wroclaw

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Rynek of Wroclaw.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Wroclaw day trip website.

You can drive from Torun to Wroclaw in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oswiecim.
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

Oswiecim

— 2 nights
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.
On the 6th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Market Square, then take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum and Synagogue, and then get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau. On the next day, make a splash at Energylandia.

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Getting from Wroclaw to Oswiecim by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Oswiecim can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

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.