8 days in Poland Itinerary

8 days in Poland Itinerary

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Poznan
— 1 day
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Warsaw
— 2 nights
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Gdansk
— 1 night
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Krakow
— 3 nights
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Oswiecim
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Poznan — 1 day

Poland's original capital, Poznan boasts centuries of rich history and culture, as well as a modern town center drawing a growing number of weekend revelers with its vibrant nightlife and diverse restaurant scene.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Morasko Meteorite Reservation, then stroll around Park Orientacji Przestrzennej, then get curious at Spiders Exhibition, and finally don't miss a visit to Stary Rynek.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Poznan trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Poznan is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Poznan hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Warsaw.
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Warsaw — 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 23rd (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at The National Museum in Warsaw, then explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then walk around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Warsaw trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Poznan to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Gdansk.
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Gdansk — 1 night

World Capital of Amber

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 25th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Brama Mariacka, visit Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally steep yourself in history at Westerplatte.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gdansk trip planner.

Getting from Warsaw to Gdansk by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Krakow.
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Krakow — 3 nights

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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow visit planner.

You can fly from Gdansk to Krakow in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oswiecim.
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Oswiecim — 1 night

Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and then find something for the whole family at Zatorland.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Oswiecim trip maker tool.

You can drive from Krakow to Oswiecim in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Poland travel guide

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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.
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