21 days in Prague, Slovakia & Poland Itinerary

21 days in Prague, Slovakia & Poland Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
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Strbske Pleso, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Zakopane, Poland
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Oswiecim, Poland
— 1 night
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Gdansk, Poland
— 1 night
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Warsaw, Poland
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Prague, Czech Republic — 4 nights

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Staromestske namesti, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, and get great views at Petřín.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Prague route planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Prague is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Prague is minus 3 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Prague hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Bratislava.
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 3 nights

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Bratislava is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, make a trip to Hviezdoslavovo Namestie, and steep yourself in history at Devin Castle.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bratislava vacation maker.

You can drive from Prague to Bratislava in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. August in Bratislava sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Strbske Pleso.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Strbske Pleso, Slovakia — 2 nights

Štrbské Pleso is a favorite ski, tourist, and health resort in the High Tatras, Slovakia located on the lake by the same name. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at ZION SPA LUXURY Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras, identify plant and animal life at Strbske Pleso Lake, and then explore the activities along Jazierka lasky. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Monument to victims of SNP, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gerlachovsky Stit, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Predne Solisko.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Strbske Pleso online trip builder.

Getting from Bratislava to Strbske Pleso by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zakopane.
Nature · Parks · Spas · Wildlife
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Zakopane, Poland — 2 nights

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.
On the 20th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Giewont Mountain, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Morskie Oko, and then explore the world behind art at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): appreciate the views at Dolina Koscieliska, take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, and then explore the activities along Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich.

For photos and more tourist information, use the Zakopane driving holiday planner.

Getting from Strbske Pleso to Zakopane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 3 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan, and admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow road trip website.

Drive from Zakopane to Krakow in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Krakow, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Oswiecim.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Oswiecim, Poland — 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and then make a splash at Energylandia.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Oswiecim trip builder tool.

You can drive from Krakow to Oswiecim in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Oswiecim can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Gdansk.
Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
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Gdansk, Poland — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gdansk road trip planner.

You can fly from Oswiecim to Gdansk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Oswiecim in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Gdansk, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Warsaw.
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Warsaw, Poland — 4 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny).

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Gdansk in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Warsaw, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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Slovakia travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.

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.