9 days in Krakow, Warsaw & Gdansk Itinerary

9 days in Krakow, Warsaw & Gdansk Itinerary

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9 days in Krakow, Warsaw & Gdansk Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  3 h
1
Krakow
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Warsaw
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Gdansk
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) and Ambra Stile. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate the long history of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Autorska Andrzeja Mleczki, and make a trip to St. Mary's Basilica.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Krakow attractions website.

Valletta, Malta to Krakow is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Valletta in April: high temperatures in Krakow hover around 16°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) ©
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)
Ambra Stile ©
Ambra Stile
Galeria Autorska Andrzeja Mleczki ©
Galeria Autorska Andrzeja Mleczki

3
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 15th (Wed), take a stroll through Nowy Swiat, stop by Smakovia, get some fabulous bargains at Zaklady Ceramiczne BOLESLAWIEC, then brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Zlote Tarasy. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally contemplate the long history of Pomnik Bohaterów Getta.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Warsaw are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Shopping Museums Tours
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Nowy Swiat ©
Nowy Swiat
Zlote Tarasy ©
Zlote Tarasy
Smakovia ©
Smakovia

2
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at IVO&CO Galeria Bursztynu and Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka). Next up on the itinerary: visit Old Town, admire the striking features of Golden House, get great views at Gora Gradowa, and get into the urban bustle at Ergo Arena.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gdansk holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sopot Pier
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Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka) ©
Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka)
IVO&CO Galeria Bursztynu ©
IVO&CO Galeria Bursztynu
Ergo Arena ©
Ergo Arena

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