44 days in Poland, Istanbul & Frankfurt Itinerary

44 days in Poland, Istanbul & Frankfurt Itinerary

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44 days in Poland, Istanbul & Frankfurt Itinerary

Start: Lagos, Nigeria
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 10 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Warsaw, Poland
— 10 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Slupsk, Poland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Gdansk, Poland
— 8 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Frankfurt, Germany
— 11 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Lagos, Nigeria

10
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Explore hidden gems such as Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern. Change things up with these side-trips from Istanbul: Bursa (Oylat MagarasI, Ulu Cami, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pierre Loti Tepesi, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and admire the striking features of Yeni Camii.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip website .

Lagos, Nigeria to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lagos to Istanbul. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Lagos in April: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Bursa
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

10
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rynek Starego Miasta and Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski). Do your shopping at Manufaktura and Piotrkowska Street. Venture out of the city with trips to Centrum Rzezby Polskiej w Oronsku (in Oronsko), St Maximilian Chapel (in Niepokalanow) and Zamek Kazimierza Wielkiego - Muzeum Regionalne (in Opoczno). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, contemplate the long history of Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski), step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and look and learn at Copernicus Science Centre.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Warsaw trip planning site .

You can fly from Istanbul to Warsaw in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Warsaw is minus 2 hours. In April, Warsaw is slightly colder than Istanbul - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Slupsk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ciechanow, Lodz, Museum of Ancient Mazovian Metallurgy, Church of the Holy Trinity, Museum of the Mazovian Countryside
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 21:
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Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich ©
POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

4
nights
Slupsk, Poland

Slupsk ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Slowinski National Park and Muzeum Kultury Ludowej Pomorza. Appreciate the collections at Teutonic Castle and Museum of Slovinic Countryside in Kluki. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Slupsk: Szczecinek (German war bunker B-Werk, Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, &more) and National Park Bory Tucholskie (in Charzykowy).

To plan Slupsk vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Warsaw to Slupsk with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gdansk.

Things to do in Slupsk

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Szczecinek, Museum of Slovinic Countryside in Kluki, Teutonic Castle, Muzeum Kultury Ludowej Pomorza, National Park Bory Tucholskie
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:
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Slowinski National Park ©
Slowinski National Park
Teutonic Castle ©
Teutonic Castle
Muzeum Kultury Ludowej Pomorza ©
Muzeum Kultury Ludowej Pomorza

8
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka) or Necel Museum of Kashubian Ceramics (Muzeum Kaszubskiej Ceramiki Neclow). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku and Archikatedra Oliwska. Get out of town with these interesting Gdansk side-trips: Skansen Zagroda Gburska i Rybacka (in Nadole), Church of the Holy Cross (in Tczew) and Latin School (in Malbork). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), enjoy the sand and surf at Debki Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and deepen your understanding at Collegium Hosianum.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gdansk online day trip planner .

You can drive from Slupsk to Gdansk in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Braniewo, Sopot, Malbork, Debki Beach, Gniew Castle
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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Archikatedra Oliwska ©
Archikatedra Oliwska

11
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Schloss Heidelberg and Altstadt will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Philosopher’s Walk and Marksburg. Get out of town with these interesting Frankfurt side-trips: Mainz (Mainz Cathedral, City&Quest Mainz, &more), Heidelberg (Altstadt (Old Town) & Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge)) and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress (in Koblenz). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Eltz Castle, get engrossed in the history at Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, admire the striking features of Speyer Cathedral, and delve into the distant past at Messel Pit Fossil Site.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt visit app .

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Frankfurt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Mainz, Heidelberg, Wurzburg, Speyer
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Eltz Castle ©
Eltz Castle
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

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