16 days in Warsaw & Krakow Itinerary

16 days in Warsaw & Krakow Itinerary

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16 days in Warsaw & Krakow Itinerary

Start: Amman
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Warsaw
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Krakow
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  8​h 30​min
End: Amman

7
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Do your shopping at Nowy Swiat and Polart. Take a break from the city and head to Gorka Szczesliwicka and Arboretum SGGW. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Warsaw: Birthplace of Frederic Chopin (in Zelazowa Wola), Lodz (Radegast Train Station, Manufaktura, & more) and Treblinka Memorial (in Treblinka). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, learn about all things military at Muzeum Wojska Polskiego, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza), and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Warsaw trip planner.

Amman, Jordan to Warsaw is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Amman to Warsaw, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Warsaw is a bit cooler than Amman - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lodz, Treblinka Memorial, Birthplace of Frederic Chopin, Arboretum SGGW
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Nowy Swiat ©
Nowy Swiat
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau. Museum-lovers will get to explore Wieliczka Salt Mine and Krakow Pinball Museum. Step out of Krakow with an excursion to Pieniński Park Narodowy in Szczawnica--about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle, explore the galleries of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Krakow holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Pieniński Park Narodowy, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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