8 days in Poland & Lisbon Itinerary

8 days in Poland & Lisbon Itinerary

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Wroclaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights


Wroclaw, Poland — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Explore hidden gems such as Rynek of Wroclaw and Wroclaw's Dwarfs. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town- Historic Center, see the interesting displays at Panorama Raclawicka, ponder the world of politics at Wroclaw Town Hall, and meet the residents at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium.

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Porto, Portugal to Wroclaw is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Wroclaw due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in December, expect Wroclaw to be slightly colder, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 1 night

Slavic Rome

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.
On the 4th (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at Rynek (Old Square) Underground, hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley, and finally don't miss a visit to The Ghetto Heroes Square.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Krakow holiday maker app.

You can drive from Wroclaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Krakow are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore hidden gems such as Praia Foz do Arelho and Pavilhao do Conhecimento. Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Praca da Republica (in Caldas da Rainha) and Castelo de Óbidos (in Obidos). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and admire the natural beauty at Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Lisbon takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Krakow to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Krakow in December, expect Lisbon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 18°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Poland travel guide

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.