8 days in Poland Itinerary

8 days in Poland Itinerary

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8 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Gdansk
— 1 day
train:  3​h
2
Warsaw
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Krakow
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Ottawa

1
day
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.
On the 11th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Westerplatte, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally take an in-depth tour of Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gdansk trip itinerary planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Gdansk is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Ottawa in July, expect nights in Gdansk to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci
Old Town ©
Old Town
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

2
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 12th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science, don't miss a visit to Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then admire the masterpieces at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then get into the urban bustle at Rynek Starego Miasta, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Warsaw itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Gdansk to Warsaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Gdansk in July, you will find days in Warsaw are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

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

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle, take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow route planner.

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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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