19 days in Poland Itinerary

19 days in Poland Itinerary

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19 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Krakow
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Oswiecim
— 1 night
3
Wroclaw
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gdansk
— 5 nights
train:  3​h
5
Warsaw
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Chicago

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, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take a memorable tour with Tours, and steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Krakow trip itinerary app .

Chicago, USA to Krakow is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Krakow. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect Krakow to be a bit cooler, temps between 77°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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 16th (Sun): walk around Planty Park and then get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Oswiecim trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Krakow to Oswiecim in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©

3
nights
Wroclaw

Wroclaw ©
Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu (in Walbrzych) and Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) (in Swidnica). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Rynek we Wroclawiu, get to know the fascinating history of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), don't miss a visit to Wroclaw's Dwarfs, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Wroclaw vacation website .

Traveling by car from Oswiecim to Wroclaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Tours Theme Parks

Side Trips

Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu, Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy)
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Rynek we Wroclawiu
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Wroclaw's Dwarfs ©
Wroclaw's Dwarfs

5
nights
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.
Take a break from Gdansk with a short trip to Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku in Malbork, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, contemplate the long history of Westerplatte, stroll through Brzezno Beach, and go for a walk through Motlawa River Embankment (Dlugie Pobrzeze).

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gdansk online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Wroclaw to Gdansk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Wroclaw in August: highs in Gdansk hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Old Town ©
Old Town
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

4
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 museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science, and explore the world behind art at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Warsaw vacation builder .

Traveling by train from Gdansk to Warsaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Gdansk in August, you will find days in Warsaw are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

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