11 days in Krakow, Warsaw & Gdansk Itinerary

11 days in Krakow, Warsaw & Gdansk Itinerary

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Start: Kalamazoo
Fly:  20 h
1
Krakow
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Warsaw
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Gdansk
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Kalamazoo

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Royal Castle. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, see the interesting displays at Lost Souls Alley, wander the streets of Stare Miasto, and stop by Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Krakow day trip site.

Kalamazoo, USA to Krakow is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kalamazoo in September; daily highs in Krakow reach 66°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

3
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town and Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego. You'll explore and learn at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie and The National Museum in Warsaw. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, get to know the fascinating history of Rynek Starego Miasta, stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach, and pause for some photo ops at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Warsaw day trip site.

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Warsaw are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take a stroll through Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), contemplate the long history of Gdańsk Town Hall, thenstop by Old Town, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Dominikanie Gdańsk - Bazylika pw. Świętego Mikołaja | St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archikatedra Oliwska, steep yourself in history at Westerplatte, thenget engrossed in the history at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church (Kosciol sw. Jana).

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gdansk travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci

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