5 days in Poland Itinerary

5 days in Poland Itinerary

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5 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Krakow
1
Krakow
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Warsaw
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
End: Krakow

2
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.
Go for a jaunt from Krakow to Oswiecim to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow road trip website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Kraków John Paul II International Airport, Katowice International Airport and Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport. July in Krakow sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

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Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then steep yourself in history at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science, get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Warsaw online vacation planner .

Getting from Krakow to Warsaw by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. July in Warsaw sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
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