20 days in Poland Itinerary

20 days in Poland Itinerary

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20 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Krakow
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Oswiecim
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Wroclaw
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gdansk
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Torun
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Warsaw
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: London

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at HistoryLand and Beer Tastings & Tours. Spend the 8th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: have fun and explore at Krakow Pinball Museum, wander the streets of Stare Miasto, admire the masterpieces at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu), and examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow trip maker website .

London, UK to Krakow is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in January, expect Krakow to be little chillier, temps between 1°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Krakow

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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HistoryLand ©
HistoryLand
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Krakow Pinball Museum ©
Krakow Pinball Museum

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 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Oswiecim online road trip planner .

Getting from Krakow to Oswiecim by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In January, daytime highs in Oswiecim are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Historic Sites Museums
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) and Walking tours. Spend the 14th (Tue) among pleasant surroundings at Rynek we Wroclawiu. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town- Historic Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Archikatedra pw. Sw. Jana Chrzciciela we Wroclawiu, appreciate the history behind Anonymous Pedestrians, and don't miss a visit to Panorama of Raclawice Battle.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Wroclaw online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Oswiecim to Wroclaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Wroclaw can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Tours Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Walking tours
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Panorama of Raclawice Battle ©
Panorama of Raclawice Battle

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej) and Dluga Street (ul. Dluga). Change things up with these side-trips from Gdansk: Orlowo Pier (in Gdynia) and Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku (in Malbork). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Motlawa River Embankment (Dlugie Pobrzeze), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Archikatedra Oliwska, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sopot Beach.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gdansk trip planner .

You can fly from Wroclaw to Gdansk in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Wroclaw, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Gdansk, ranging from highs of 0°C to lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Torun.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sopot, Orlowo Pier, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Dluga Street (ul. Dluga) ©
Dluga Street (ul. Dluga)

1
night
Torun

The birthplace of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, the medieval town of Torun escaped the destruction of World War II, managing to preserve most of the Gothic architecture of its historical old town.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Town Square - Old Town, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and finally admire all the interesting features of Motoarena Torun im. Mariana Rosego.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Torun sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Gdansk to Torun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Torun

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Żywe Muzeum Piernika ©
Żywe Muzeum Piernika
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and Old Town Observation Terrace. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, see where the action happens at PGE National Stadium, and buy something for everyone on your list at Hala Koszyki.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Warsaw tour planning app .

You can take a train from Torun to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

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

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