19 days in Poland Itinerary

19 days in Poland Itinerary

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19 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h
1
Warsaw
— Few hours
train:  2​h
2
Krakow
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Zakopane
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Krakow
— Few hours
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Warsaw
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Bialowieza
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Warsaw
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Amsterdam

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Warsaw

Warsaw
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Warsaw trip tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to Warsaw is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off toKrakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Tours Nightlife Museums
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3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Market Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Stare Miasto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, and then explore the engaging exhibits at HistoryLand.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow trip maker website .

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
HistoryLand ©
HistoryLand

6
nights
Zakopane

Zakopane ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zaskalnik Watrefall (Wodospad Zaskalnik), Wodospad Wielki and Lake Morskie Oko. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gubalowka beach and Strazyska Valley. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kaplica NajSwietszego Serca Jezusa and Art Gallery Yam. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Gubalowka, trek along Za Bramka Gorge, get outside with Sarnia Skala, and stroll through Ku Dziurze Gorge.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zakopane visit site .

You can drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zakopane, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Morskie Oko, Zaskalnik Watrefall (Wodospad Zaskalnik), Wodospad Wielki
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Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Gubalowka Beach ©
Gubalowka Beach

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Krakow

Krakow ©
On the 13th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, and finally see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Zakopane to Krakow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums
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Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow ©
Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow
Lost Souls Alley ©
Lost Souls Alley

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nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Get some cultural insight at Powazki Cemetery and Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski) and Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie. See even more of Warsaw: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, examine the collection at Copernicus Science Centre, take a stroll through Nowy Swiat, and brush up on your military savvy at Polish Army Museum (Muzeum Wojska Polskiego).

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Warsaw trip planner .

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bialowieza.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach ©
Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach
Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski) ©

3
nights
Bialowieza

Bialowieza ©
Get in touch with nature at Bialowieza Forest and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get some historical perspective at Nature And Forest Museum - Bialowieza National Park and St. Theresa Catholic Church. Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Bialowieski Park Narodowy.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Bialowieza vacation planning tool .

Traveling by car from Warsaw to Bialowieza takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Warsaw to Bialowieza, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Warsaw.

Things to do in Bialowieza

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Park Miniatur Zabytkow Podlasia
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Bialowieza Forest ©
Bialowieza Forest
Bialowieski Park Narodowy ©
Bialowieski Park Narodowy
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Warsaw

Warsaw
To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Warsaw holiday planning website .

You can drive from Bialowieza to Warsaw in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bialowieza to Warsaw, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Warsaw

Tours Nightlife Museums
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