19 days in Poland Itinerary

19 days in Poland Itinerary

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19 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Krakow
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Gdansk
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
3
Gdynia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Ciechocinek
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Warsaw
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Calgary

7
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.
Get some historical perspective at The Cloth Hall and Wawel Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, take a stroll through Jewish District (Kazimierz), take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church (Kosciol Franciszkanow), and steep yourself in history at The Barbican (Barbakan).

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Krakow driving holiday planning app

Calgary, Canada to Krakow is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Calgary to Krakow. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Calgary in January since evenings lows in Krakow dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka) and European Solidarity Centre. St. Mary's Church and Oliwa Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Gdansk with an excursion to Malbork Castle in Malbork--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, examine the collection at Sala BHP, pause for some serene contemplation at Kościół św. Jana, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum in Gdansk.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gdansk trip maker site

You can fly from Krakow to Gdansk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Gdynia.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka) ©
Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka)
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

1
night
Gdynia

Gdynia
A tranquil fishing settlement for several centuries, Gdynia today serves as a comfortable urban base for day trips along the Baltic coastline, with a seemingly endless string of lively sea resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Sopot Pier, wander the streets of Monte Cassino, and then make a trip to Orlowo Pier.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gdynia vacation tool

Gdynia is very close to Gdansk. In January, daytime highs in Gdynia are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ciechocinek.

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Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Sopot
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Monte Cassino
Monte Cassino
Orlowo Pier ©
Orlowo Pier
Sopot Pier ©
Sopot Pier

1
night
Ciechocinek

Ciechocinek ©
Ciechocinek is a spa town in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland, located on the Vistula River about 10km east of Aleksandrów Kujawski and 20km south-east of the city of Toruń.Ciechocinek is known for its unique 'saline graduation towers'. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): make a trip to Town Square - Old Town and then get to know the fascinating history of Tężnie.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Ciechocinek day trip site

You can drive from Gdynia to Ciechocinek in 2.5 hours. In January in Ciechocinek, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -2°C at night. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Ciechocinek

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Town Square - Old Town
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Teznie w Ciechocinku ©
Teznie w Ciechocinku
Town Square - Old Town ©
Town Square - Old Town

5
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Warsaw Uprising Museum and The National Museum in Warsaw. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Krakowskie Przedmiescie. There's much more to do: get into the urban bustle at Old Town Market Square, browse the different shops at Złote Tarasy, enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science, and take an in-depth tour of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Warsaw sightseeing website

Traveling by car from Ciechocinek to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Warsaw are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

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