5 days in Poland Itinerary

5 days in Poland Itinerary

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5 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Gdansk
— 1 night
train:  3​h
2
Warsaw
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Krakow
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Barcelona

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): wander the streets of Old Town.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gdansk journey builder tool .

Barcelona, Spain to Gdansk is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in August; daily highs in Gdansk reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Warsaw.

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Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), then take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then kick back and relax at Vistula River Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Warsaw online holiday planner .

You can take a train from Gdansk to Warsaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Gdansk, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Warsaw, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Krakow.

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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski) ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley, and finally don't miss a visit to Main Market Square. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Krakowa Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica, and then take a stroll through Stare Miasto.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Krakow trip planner.

Getting from Warsaw to Krakow by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto

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