20 days in Poland Itinerary

20 days in Poland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Warsaw
— 4 nights
2
Gdansk
— 4 nights
3
Oswiecim
— 1 night
4
Zakopane
— 3 nights
5
Krakow
— 7 nights

4
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Krakowskie Przedmiescie. Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie and Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, steep yourself in history at Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), browse the exhibits of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and get to know the fascinating history of Gdansk coast Boulevard (Wybrzeze Gdanskie).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Warsaw holiday builder.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Warsaw is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Warsaw is minus 2 hours. In May, Warsaw is much colder than Jeddah - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum ©
Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku and Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka). Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Mary's Church and Mennonite Cemetery. There's lots more to do: stop by Old Town, view the masterpieces at Galeria Sztuk Roznych Kosycarz&MBeneda, enjoy the sand and surf at Stogi Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Catherine's Church (Kosciol Sw. Katarzyny).

Before you visit Gdansk, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Warsaw to Gdansk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Gdansk, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Malbork
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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Old Town ©
Old Town
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

1
night
Oswiecim

Oswiecim ©
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 21st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum and Synagogue, thentake an in-depth tour of Zamek Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Oswiecim journey planning tool.

You can fly from Gdansk to Oswiecim in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Zamek Museum ©
Zamek Museum
Jewish Museum and Synagogue ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue

3
nights
Zakopane

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.
Visiting Pieniński Park Narodowy and Orla Perc Trail will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Tatra National Park (Lake Morskie Oko & The Black Pond). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, view the masterpieces at Gallery of Antoni Rzasa, get outside with Za Bramka Gorge, and make a trip to Wodogrzmoty Mickiewicza - Waterfall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zakopane trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Oswiecim to Zakopane takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Zakopane can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Tatra National Park, Pieniński Park Narodowy
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Pieniński Park Narodowy ©
Pieniński Park Narodowy
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Wodogrzmoty Mickiewicza - Waterfall ©
Wodogrzmoty Mickiewicza - Waterfall

7
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.
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Wawel Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Explore Krakow's surroundings by going to Grota Lokietka (King's Lokietek Cave) (in Ojcow National Park) and Zamek Królewski (in Suloszowa). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Corpus Christi Church (Kosciol Bozego Ciala).

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip planner.

Getting from Zakopane to Krakow by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Grota Lokietka (King's Lokietek Cave), Zamek Królewski, Brama Krakowska, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Kazmierz The Former Jewish District ©
Kazmierz The Former Jewish District
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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