16 days in Poland, Croatia & Venice Itinerary

16 days in Poland, Croatia & Venice Itinerary

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Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Zakopane, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h
3
Split, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Chicago, United States


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3
nights
Krakow, Poland

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Wawel Royal Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Rynek (Old Square) Underground. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow online journey planner.

Chicago, USA to Krakow is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Krakow is 7 hours. Traveling from Chicago in August, things will get little chillier in Krakow: highs are around 77°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

1
night
Zakopane, Poland

Zakopane ©
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.
Gubalowka has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, thenget outside with Za Bramka Gorge, thenhike along Ku Dziurze Gorge, and finally head outdoors with Sarnia Skala.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zakopane attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Krakow to Zakopane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zakopane, with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Sarnia Skala ©
Sarnia Skala

2
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Split and Cathedral of Saint Domnius. We've included these beaches for you: Punta Rata Beach and Velika Raduca Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Hilltop 15th Century Church of St. George in Old Town Primosten (in Primosten), Church Of St. Roch (in Kastel Novi) and Beach Drasnice (in Drasnice). There's lots more to do: walk around Marjan Park, admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, get engrossed in the history at Etnografski muzej Split, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Split trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zakopane to Split takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Zakopane in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Split: highs are around 88°F and lows about 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Primosten, Punta Rata Beach, Church Of St. Roch, Church of St Kuzma and St Damjan, Beach Drasnice
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Marjan Park ©
Marjan Park
Punta Rata Beach ©
Punta Rata Beach
Old Split ©
Old Split

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Get a sense of the local culture at Dubrovnik City Walls and War Photo Limited. Get outdoors at Sunj Beach and Lopud Island. There's still lots to do: get great views at Minceta Fortress, take an in-depth tour of Rector's Palace, steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik route site.

Drive from Split to Dubrovnik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sunj Beach
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War Photo Limited ©
War Photo Limited
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Giorgio Maggiore and Cannaregio. Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and Scuola Grande di San Rocco are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Orto Botanico di Padova & Piazza dei Signori). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, contemplate the long history of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip maker site.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Padua
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

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