20 days in Poland Itinerary

20 days in Poland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Poland itinerary planner

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Krakow
— 4 nights
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Zakopane
— 3 nights
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Oswiecim
— 1 night
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Wroclaw
— 3 nights
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Gdansk
— 3 nights
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Warsaw
— 5 nights
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Krakow

— 4 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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

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

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Krakow is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Krakow. Traveling from Riyadh in May, things will get colder in Krakow: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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Zakopane

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zakopane: Pieniński Park Narodowy (in Szczawnica) and The Black Pond (in Tatra National Park). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, admire the masterpieces at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery, examine the collection at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane, and don't miss a visit to Wodogrzmoty Mickiewicza - Waterfall.

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Traveling by car from Krakow to Zakopane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Krakow in May since evenings lows in Zakopane dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 19:

Oswiecim

— 1 night
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.
On the 20th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and then steep yourself in history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Oswiecim driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Zakopane to Oswiecim in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Oswiecim sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

Wroclaw

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wroclaw: Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) (in Swidnica) and Arboretum Wojslawice (in Niemcza). Spend the 21st (Fri) among pleasant surroundings at Rynek of Wroclaw. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Wroclaw's Dwarfs, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Anonymous Passerby, and get to know the fascinating history of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island).

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Getting from Oswiecim to Wroclaw by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Gdansk

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gdansk: Malbork (Mennonite Cemetery & Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, get to know the fascinating history of Dlugi Targ Square, and pause for some photo ops at Millenium Tree.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gdansk trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Wroclaw to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Gdansk are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

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Warsaw

— 5 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, get engrossed in the history at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich, learn about all things military at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, and browse the exhibits of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Warsaw holiday planning app.

You can fly from Gdansk to Warsaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay May 26 — 31:

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.