9 days in Poland Itinerary

9 days in Poland Itinerary

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Fly to Krakow, Bus to Zakopane
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— 2 nights
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— 3 nights


Zakopane — 2 nights

Winter Capital of Poland

Home to Poland's indigenous Goral people, Zakopane sits at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, an area serving as one of the country's most fashionable year-round vacation getaways.
On the 18th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, then admire the verdant scenery at Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich, then get outside with Orla Perc Trail, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Art Gallery in Koziniec, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Morskie Oko, and then get outside with Za Bramka Gorge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zakopane trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Zakopane is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Zakopane due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in August, things will get colder in Zakopane: highs are around 28°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Krakow.
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Krakow — 2 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.
On the 20th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, browse the exhibits of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and then wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

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Getting from Zakopane to Krakow by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly 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 22nd (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Gdanska Galeria Miejska 2, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church, then wander the streets of Old Town, then wander the streets of Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), and finally view the masterpieces at Galeria Sztuk Roznych Kosycarz&MBeneda.

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

Getting from Krakow to Gdansk by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Krakow in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Gdansk: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Warsaw.
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Warsaw — 3 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 (Tue), browse the different shops at Zlote Tarasy, wander the streets of Nowy Swiat, then browse the fresh offerings at Fish Market, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, browse the exhibits of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then stop by Friendly Warsaw, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

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You can fly from Gdansk to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Gdansk in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Warsaw, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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.