42 days in Poland Itinerary

42 days in Poland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Wroclaw
— 5 nights
2
Oswiecim
— 3 nights
3
Zakopane
— 4 nights
4
Szczawnica
— 4 nights
5
Krakow
— 7 nights
6
Warsaw
— 6 nights
7
Bialowieza
— 1 night
8
Olsztyn
— 4 nights
9
Gdansk
— 7 nights

5
nights
Wroclaw

Wroclaw ©
Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Wroclaw: Zamek Stary Ksiaz (in Walbrzych), Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) (in Swidnica) and Park Linowy Wiezyca (in Sobotka). Spend the 18th (Sat) among pleasant surroundings at Rynek of Wroclaw. And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town- Historic Center, see the interesting displays at Panorama Raclawicka, and ponder the world of politics at Wroclaw Town Hall.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wroclaw tour planner.

London, UK to Wroclaw is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Wroclaw, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Wroclaw hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Zamek Stary Ksiaz, Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy), Park Linowy Wiezyca
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:
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Rynek of Wroclaw
Rynek of Wroclaw
Walking tours

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Oswiecim: Bielsko-Biala (Treasures of the Earth / Mineral Museum, Zamek ksiazat Sulkowskich, &more), Ogrody Kapias (in Goczalkowice-Zdroj) and Park Grodek (in Jaworzno). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, take a stroll around "Kornel i Przyjaciele" Kawiarnia-Ksiegarnia-Antykwariat, and take an in-depth tour of Zamek Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Oswiecim trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Wroclaw to Oswiecim in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Oswiecim sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bielsko-Biala, Ogrody Kapias, "Kornel i Przyjaciele" Kawiarnia-Ksiegarnia-Antykwariat, Park Grodek
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Park Grodek ©
Park Grodek
GOjump Bielsko-Biala Trampoline Park ©
GOjump Bielsko-Biala Trampoline Park

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zakopane: Tatra National Park (Lake Morskie Oko, The Black Pond, &more). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, see the interesting displays at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane, explore the world behind art at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery, and admire the sheer force of Wodogrzmoty Mickiewicza - Waterfall.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zakopane trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Oswiecim to Zakopane in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Zakopane when traveling from Oswiecim in July, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Szczawnica.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tatra National Park
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:
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Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane ©
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Giewont Mountain ©
Giewont Mountain

4
nights
Szczawnica

Szczawnica ©
Szczawnica is a resort town in Nowy Targ County in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. Explore Szczawnica's surroundings by going to Archangel Michael's Church (in Nowy Targ), Hucul Pony Stables - Gladyszow (in Regietow) and Nowy Sacz (Sadecki Park Etnograficzny & Nowy Sacz Museum). Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Pieniński Park Narodowy. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Dunajec, go for a walk through Szopczanski Gorge, hike along Trzy Korony Summit, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Czorsztyn Castle.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Szczawnica route planner.

You can drive from Zakopane to Szczawnica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Szczawnica are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Szczawnica

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nowy Sacz, Sromowce Nizne, Archangel Michael's Church, Gora Wdzar, Hucul Pony Stables - Gladyszow
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:
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Pieniński Park Narodowy ©
Pieniński Park Narodowy
Dunajec ©
Dunajec
Czorsztyn Castle ©
Czorsztyn Castle

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 is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Szczawnica to Krakow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Krakow sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 9:
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

6
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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), and explore the world behind art at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Warsaw travel planner.

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bialowieza.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

1
night
Bialowieza

Bialowieza ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Park Miniatur Zabytkow Podlasia, delve into the lush surroundings at Bialowieza Forest, thensee the interesting displays at Open-Air Museum of Wooden Architecture, and finally get outside with Bialowieskie Drezyny.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bialowieza travel site.

Traveling by car from Warsaw to Bialowieza takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bialowieza are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Olsztyn.

Things to do in Bialowieza

Museums Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Park Miniatur Zabytkow Podlasia
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Park Miniatur Zabytkow Podlasia ©
Park Miniatur Zabytkow Podlasia
Bialowieza Forest ©
Bialowieza Forest
Bialowieskie Drezyny ©
Bialowieskie Drezyny

4
nights
Olsztyn

Olsztyn ©
Olsztyn is a city on the Łyna River in northeastern Poland. Change things up with these side-trips from Olsztyn: Pisz Forest (in Pisz), Kajaki przy Mlynie (in Piecki) and Muzeum Budownictwa Ludowego (in Olsztynek). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Przystanek Debowa, see the interesting displays at Sanktuarium Maryjne Gietrzwaldzkiej, take an in-depth tour of Prisoners Camp and Olsztynek Museum, and deepen your understanding at Modernity Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Olsztyn visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Bialowieza to Olsztyn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bialowieza to Olsztyn due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gdansk.

Things to do in Olsztyn

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Olsztynek, First Class Ballooning, Pisz Forest, Kajaki przy Mlynie, Masuria Museum - Owczarnia
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:
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Muzeum Budownictwa Ludowego ©
Muzeum Budownictwa Ludowego
Przystanek Debowa ©
Przystanek Debowa
Kajaki przy Mlynie ©
Kajaki przy Mlynie

7
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.
Gdansk is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sts. Peter and Paul.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gdansk trip website.

Drive from Olsztyn to Gdansk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Gdansk, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 27:
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St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Old Town ©
Old Town
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci

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