27 days in Riga & Poland Itinerary

27 days in Riga & Poland Itinerary

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27 days in Riga & Poland Itinerary

Riga, Latvia
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
Warsaw, Poland
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Koscielisko, Poland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Krakow, Poland
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Wroclaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Gdansk, Poland
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Riga, Latvia

4
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Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Jurmala Beach and Zorbing in Riga with Zorb.lv. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), admire the striking features of JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga, appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis), and meet the residents at Riga Zoo.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Riga day trip planner .

If you are flying in from Latvia, the closest major airport is Riga International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Riga

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Jurmala
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Riga Zoo ©
Riga Zoo

6
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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kids will enjoy Vistula River Beach and Warszawskie Zoo. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Lazienki - Royal Residence Park, explore the activities along Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie, get your game on at Invisible Exhibition - Niewidzialna Wystawa, and have fun at Hangar 646.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Riga to Warsaw in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Warsaw are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Koscielisko.

Things to do in Warsaw

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Fun & Games
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Vistula River Beach ©
Vistula River Beach
Room Escape Games

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hours
Koscielisko, Poland

Koscielisko ©
Kościelisko is a village in Tatra County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland, close to the border with Slovakia. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Tatrzański Park Narodowy, then make a trip to Krupowki Street, then don't miss a visit to Upside Down House (Dom Do Gory Nogami), and finally take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Koscielisko itinerary maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Warsaw to Koscielisko. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Koscielisko when traveling from Warsaw in July, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Koscielisko

#Nature, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zakopane, Tatrzański Park Narodowy
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Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Tatrzański Park Narodowy ©
Tatrzański Park Narodowy
Krupowki Street ©
Krupowki Street

7
days
Krakow, Poland

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.
Family-friendly places like Wawel Royal Castle and Krakow Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny) will thrill your kids. Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oswiecim, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: Head underground at Wieliczka Salt Mine, appreciate the history behind Kosciuszko's Mound (Kopiec Kosciuszki), see the interesting displays at Oskar Schindler's Factory, and get engrossed in the history at Jagiellonian University - Collegium Maius.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Koscielisko to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. July in Krakow sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Krakow

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Axe Nation - axe throwing club ©
Axe Nation - axe throwing club

3
days
Wroclaw, Poland

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.
On the 9th (Mon), plan a day focused around Market Square (Rynek). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Magdalene Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town- Historic Center, and make a trip to Wroclaw's Dwarfs.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Wroclaw route planning site .

You can drive from Krakow to Wroclaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Wroclaw are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Wroclaw

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
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Japanese Garden - Szczytnicki Park ©
Japanese Garden - Szczytnicki Park
Market Square (Rynek)
Market Square (Rynek)
Panorama of Raclawice Battle ©
Panorama of Raclawice Battle

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days
Gdansk, Poland

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.
Bring the kids along to Jelitkowo Beach and Sopot Beach. When in Gdansk, make a side trip to see Malbork Castle Museum in Malbork, approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, contemplate the long history of Westerplatte, kick back and relax at Brzezno Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oliwa Zoo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gdansk online road trip planner .

Fly from Wroclaw to Gdansk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Wroclaw in July: highs in Gdansk hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Malbork Castle Museum, Sopot Beach
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Jelitkowo Beach ©
Jelitkowo Beach
Room of Plenty ©
Room of Plenty
Stogi Beach ©
Stogi Beach

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