22 days in Poland Itinerary

22 days in Poland Itinerary

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Warsaw
— 4 nights
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Bialowieza
— 1 night
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Gdansk
— 3 nights
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Wroclaw
— 3 nights
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Oswiecim
— 1 night
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Zakopane
— 3 nights
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Krakow
— 5 nights
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Warsaw — 4 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, and stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw trip planning app.

Chicago, USA to Warsaw is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in July: high temperatures in Warsaw hover around 77°F and lows are around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bialowieza.
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Bialowieza — 1 night

On the 7th (Wed), hike along Szlak Debow Krolewskich i Ksiazat Litewskich, then take a peaceful walk through Bialowieza Forest, then examine the collection at Open-Air Museum of Wooden Architecture, and finally get outside with Bialowieskie Drezyny.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Bialowieza trip planner.

Traveling by car from Warsaw to Bialowieza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Bialowieza are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Gdansk.
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Gdansk — 3 nights

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.
Gdansk is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at Room of Plenty, get engrossed in the history at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, test your problem-solving skills at Questrooms, and stop by Old Town.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gdansk itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Bialowieza to Gdansk takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bialowieza to Gdansk, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bialowieza in July: highs in Gdansk hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Wroclaw.
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Wroclaw — 3 nights

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Wroclaw is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Rynek of Wroclaw, stroll around Park Poludniowy, get in on the family fun at GOjump Wroclaw Park Trampolin, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Wroclaw attractions site.

You can fly from Gdansk to Wroclaw in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Gdansk in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Wroclaw, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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 14th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum and Synagogue, then stroll around Planty Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Oswiecim trip planner.

Drive from Wroclaw to Oswiecim in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zakopane.
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Zakopane — 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tatra National Park (The Black Pond & Lake Morskie Oko) and Szczawnica (Orthodox Church - Jaworki & Pieniński Park Narodowy). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, get outside with Za Bramka Gorge, admire the verdant scenery at Dolina Koscieliska, and examine the collection at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zakopane day trip planner.

Drive from Oswiecim to Zakopane in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oswiecim in July, expect little chillier with lows of 51°F in Zakopane. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Krakow.
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Krakow — 5 nights

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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, get your game on at Axe Nation - Axe Throwing Club, browse the exhibits of Jagiellonian University Museum Collegium Maius, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Krakow online tour planner.

You can drive from Zakopane to Krakow in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Poland travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
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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