9 days in Poland Itinerary

9 days in Poland Itinerary

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9 days in Poland Itinerary

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

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.
Step out of Krakow to go to Oswiecim and see Planty Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Collegiate Church.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Krakow trip tool.

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. Traveling from Valletta in April, things will get slightly colder in Krakow: highs are around 16°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Planty Park
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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

2
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, walk around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and steep yourself in history at Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski).

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Warsaw trip planner.

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Warsaw are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, then stop by Old Town, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to AmberSky Gdansk - Kolo Widokowe, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then don't miss a visit to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), then don't miss a visit to Golden House, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sopot Pier.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gdansk tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Gdansk are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sopot Pier
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Old Town ©
Old Town
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

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