15 days in Poland Itinerary

15 days in Poland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Poland travel planner

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

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

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, learn about all things military at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Warsaw Uprising Fighters.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Warsaw travel route planner.

New York City, USA to Warsaw is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get slightly colder in Warsaw: highs are around 77°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums
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Gdansk

— 3 nights

World Capital of Amber

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.
Step out of Gdansk with an excursion to Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku in Malbork--about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, don't miss a visit to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), and brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej).

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gdansk travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Warsaw to Gdansk in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Warsaw in August, plan for little chillier days in Gdansk, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Wroclaw

— 1 night

Venice of the North

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Rynek of Wroclaw.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Wroclaw trip app.

You can fly from Gdansk to Wroclaw in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gdansk in August, expect nights in Wroclaw to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum and Synagogue, get engrossed in the history at Zamek Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Oswiecim tour builder site.

Getting from Wroclaw to Oswiecim by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Oswiecim sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums · Historic Sites
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Zakopane

— 2 nights

Winter Capital of Poland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to Wiktorówki, take in panoramic vistas at Rusinowa Polana, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Morskie Oko, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Giewont Mountain. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane, trek along Za Bramka Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Zakopane vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Oswiecim to Zakopane in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Krakow

— 4 nights

Slavic Rome

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, wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Krakow trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zakopane to Krakow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:

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.