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
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Oswiecim
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Wroclaw
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Kolobrzeg
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Gdansk
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Torun
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Lublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Warsaw
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to HistoryLand and Planty Park. Wawel Cathedral and Wawel Royal Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, see the interesting displays at Polish Aviation Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow holiday builder 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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Krakow due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Krakow hover around 1°C and lows are around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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HistoryLand ©
HistoryLand
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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 10th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum and Synagogue, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Market Square.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Oswiecim road trip planner.

You can drive from Krakow to Oswiecim in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Oswiecim sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) and Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island). Explore hidden gems such as Old Town- Historic Center and Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Archikatedra pw. Sw. Jana Chrzciciela we Wroclawiu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Magdalene Church, pause for some photo ops at Anonymous Pedestrians, and meet the residents at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Wroclaw day trip app .

Traveling by car from Oswiecim to Wroclaw takes 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 your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Kolobrzeg.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy), Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu
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Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©
Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu ©
Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu

1
day
Kolobrzeg

Kolobrzeg ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kolobrzeg Molo, visit a coastal fixture at Kolobrzeg Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Patria Colbergiensis Museum, then learn about all things military at Museum Im Rathaus, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kolobrzeg Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kolobrzeg driving holiday tool .

Drive from Wroclaw to Kolobrzeg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In January in Kolobrzeg, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gdansk.

Things to do in Kolobrzeg

Museums Historic Sites
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Patria Colbergiensis Museum ©
Patria Colbergiensis Museum
Kolobrzeg Molo ©
Kolobrzeg Molo
Kolobrzeg Lighthouse ©
Kolobrzeg Lighthouse

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, get great views at AmberSky Gdansk - Kolo Widokowe, and then learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), make a trip to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church, steep yourself in history at Westerplatte, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sopot Pier, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archikatedra Oliwska.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gdansk online holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Kolobrzeg to Gdansk takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Torun.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sopot Pier, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Archikatedra Oliwska ©
Archikatedra Oliwska

1
night
Torun

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.
On the 17th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Town Square - Old Town, get a sense of history and politics at Old Town Hall, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus, then examine the collection at Esken Family House - Torun History Museum, then examine the collection at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, and finally steep yourself in history at Krzywa Wieza.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Torun trip planning site .

You can drive from Gdansk to Torun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Torun, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lublin.

Things to do in Torun

Museums Historic Sites
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Żywe Muzeum Piernika ©
Żywe Muzeum Piernika
Town Square - Old Town ©
Town Square - Old Town
Krzywa Wieza ©
Krzywa Wieza

2
nights
Lublin

Lublin ©
Lublin is the ninth largest city in Poland and the second largest city of Lesser Poland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, steep yourself in history at Majdanek State Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Lublin Old Town. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Crown Tribunal, see the interesting displays at The Lublin Open Air Village Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of The Lublin Castle.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lublin trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Torun to Lublin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Warsaw.

Things to do in Lublin

Historic Sites Museums
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Lublin Old Town ©
Lublin Old Town
Majdanek State Museum ©
Majdanek State Museum
The Lublin Castle ©
The Lublin Castle

5
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Popular historic sites such as Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and The National Museum in Warsaw are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Neon Muzeum. Step out of Warsaw with an excursion to Birthplace of Frederic Chopin in Zelazowa Wola--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Polish Army Museum (Muzeum Wojska Polskiego), buy something for everyone on your list at Hala Koszyki, examine the collection at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, and walk around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Warsaw online vacation planner .

You can drive from Lublin to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Birthplace of Frederic Chopin
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Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Old Town ©
Old Town

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