16 days in Poland Itinerary

16 days in Poland Itinerary

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Warsaw — 2 nights

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow and then walk around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then see the sky in a new way at Copernicus Science Centre, and finally admire the masterpieces at The National Museum in Warsaw.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Warsaw online trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Warsaw is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect Warsaw to be colder, temps between 29°C and 17°C. You will leave for Krakow on the 15th (Fri).
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums
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Krakow — 5 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Wawel Royal Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Grota Lokietka (King's Lokietek Cave) (in Ojcow National Park) and Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau (in Oswiecim). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine, take some stellar pictures from Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Womai.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Krakow trip planner.

You can fly from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zakopane.
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Zakopane — 4 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Gubalowka and The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zakopane: Pieniński Park Narodowy (in Szczawnica) and Tatra National Park (Lake Morskie Oko, Rysy Peak, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane, take in panoramic vistas at Rusinowa Polana, trek along Orla Perc Trail, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Myszogrod.

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Drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zakopane when traveling from Krakow in July, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Wroclaw.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
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Wroclaw — 2 nights

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 25th (Mon): make a trip to Rynek of Wroclaw. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Museum of Games and Computers of the Past Era (Games Museum), get to know the resident critters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, and then find something for the whole family at GOjump Wroclaw Park Trampolin.

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Getting from Zakopane to Wroclaw by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Zakopane in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Wroclaw, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Warsaw.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Parks
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Warsaw — 2 nights

On the 27th (Wed), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), and finally learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

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Traveling by flight from Wroclaw to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Poland travel guide

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.