18 days in Poland Itinerary

18 days in Poland Itinerary

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Fly to Krakow, Bus to Zakopane
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Zakopane
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wroclaw
— 2 nights
Drive
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Szczecin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gdansk
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bialystok
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lublin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Warsaw
— 2 nights
Drive
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Krakow
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Giewont Mountain, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Morskie Oko, then view the masterpieces at Art Gallery in Koziniec, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Czarna Gora Peak, test the waters at Terma Bania, then don't miss a visit to Zamek w Niedzicy Dunajec, and finally stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zakopane online tour planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zakopane is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Zakopane. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect Zakopane to be cooler, temps between 28°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Wroclaw.
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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.
On the 18th (Mon), engage your brain at Hydropolis, see the interesting displays at Panorama Raclawicka, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at White Stork Synagogue, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town- Historic Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy), then delve into the lush surroundings at Sleza Landscape Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sleza Mountain, and finally grab your bike and head to Inner City Moat.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wroclaw trip planner.

You can drive from Zakopane to Wroclaw in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Zakopane in July, Wroclaw is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Szczecin.
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Szczecin — 2 nights

Szczecin is the capital and largest city of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship in Poland. On the 20th (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Galaxy Centrum S.C., engage your brain at The Museum of Technology and Transport, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then examine the collection at Szczecin - Underground City Trails, and finally contemplate the long history of The Pomeranian Dukes' Castle. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Waly Chrobrego Promenade (Hakenterrasse), take in the exciting artwork at Be Happy Museum Szczecin, then buy something for everyone on your list at Galeria Kaskada, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Szczecin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wroclaw to Szczecin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Gdansk.
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Gdansk — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): trek along Rezerwat Ptasi Raj, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, then make a trip to Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), and finally wander the streets of Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Sopot Pier, get outside with Sopot Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with Tryton Diving Center, then get engrossed in the history at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, and finally contemplate the long history of Westerplatte.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gdansk trip app.

You can drive from Szczecin to Gdansk in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bialystok.
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Bialystok — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire the striking features of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, then make a trip to Branicki Palace, then examine the collection at Muzeum Ikon. Oddział Muzeum Podlaskiego, and finally contemplate the long history of Kruszyniany Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Kosciuszko Market Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, then explore the historical opulence of Tykocin Castle Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Holy Trinity Church, Tykocin (Kosciol Swietej Trojcy).

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bialystok trip maker app.

Drive from Gdansk to Bialystok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Gdansk to Bialystok. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lublin.
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Lublin — 2 nights

On the 26th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at KoSciol pw. Sw. Stanislawa Biskupa Meczennika, step into the grandiose world of The Lublin Castle, then see the interesting displays at The Lublin Open Air Village Museum, then steep yourself in history at Majdanek State Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Lublin Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Holocaust Memorial Wall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Trzech Krzyzy Mountain, then take in the dramatic natural features at Korzeniowy Dol Gorge, and finally explore the ancient world of Castle Complex in Kazimierz Dolny.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lublin holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bialystok to Lublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bialystok to Lublin, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Lublin sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Warsaw.
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich. Step out of Warsaw to go to Izabelin and see Kampinoski Park Narodowy, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: gain insight with Around Poland, wander the streets of Nowy Swiat, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take a peaceful walk through Kabacki Forest.

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Getting from Lublin to Warsaw by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly to Krakow.
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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 31st (Sun): examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine, wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, then steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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