29 days in Poland Itinerary

29 days in Poland Itinerary

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29 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Gdansk
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Warsaw
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Wroclaw
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Oswiecim
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Zakopane
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Szczawnica
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Krakow
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Sydney

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.
Get some historical perspective at Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku and Church of Sts. Peter and Paul. Get some cultural insight at St. Mary's Church and Sanktuarium Matki Bozej Brzemiennej. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, contemplate the long history of Court of the Fraternity of St. George, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), and visit a coastal fixture at North Harbor Lighthouse.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gdansk trip itinerary site .

Sydney, Australia to Gdansk is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Gdansk is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in March, things will get cooler in Gdansk: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©

5
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, examine the collection at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, and get a new perspective on nature at Geological Museum - National Research Institute.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Warsaw driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Gdansk to Warsaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in Warsaw sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu and Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy). Your inner history buff will appreciate Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) and Churches of Peace. Venture out of the city with trips to Sleza Landscape Park (in Sobotka) and Arboretum Wojslawice (in Niemcza). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Rynek we Wroclawiu and examine the collection at MovieGate.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Wroclaw online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Wroclaw takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Wroclaw are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arboretum Wojslawice, Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu, Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy), Sleza Landscape Park
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Arboretum Wojslawice ©
Arboretum Wojslawice
Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu ©
Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, take an in-depth tour of Zamek Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Transfiguration.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Oswiecim travel route planning app .

You can drive from Wroclaw to Oswiecim in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March in Oswiecim, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zakopane.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church of the Transfiguration
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Zamek Museum ©
Zamek Museum

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.
Get some cultural insight at Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane and St. John the Baptist Church. Let the collections at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery and Gallery of Antoni Rzasa capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Zakopane: Lake Morskie Oko (in Tatra National Park), Czarna Gora Peak (in Czarna Gora) and Orawa Ethnographic Park Museum (in Zubrzyca Gorna). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Koscielisko Valley, shop like a local with Bukowina Cultural Centre Dom Ludowy, take an in-depth tour of Dwor w Lopusznej, and explore the striking landscape at Mnich Peak - High Tatras.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zakopane travel planner.

Traveling by car from Oswiecim to Zakopane takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March in Zakopane, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Szczawnica.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tatra National Park, Czarna Gora Peak, Dwor w Lopusznej, Bukowina Cultural Centre Dom Ludowy, Orawa Ethnographic Park Museum
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Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane ©
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane
St. John the Baptist Church ©
St. John the Baptist Church
Bukowina Cultural Centre Dom Ludowy ©

3
nights
Szczawnica

Szczawnica ©
Szczawnica is a resort town in Nowy Targ County in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. Get some cultural insight at Stara Basn - a reconstruction of the fortified castle and Skamieniale Miasto. Get some historical perspective at Sanktuarium SS. Swierada i Benedykta w Tropiu and Greek Catholic Church of Protection of Our Most Holy Lady in Owczary. Change things up with these side-trips from Szczawnica: Sciezka Ornitologiczna (in Zegiestow-Zdroj) and Mogielica nature reserve (in Dobra). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Homole Canyon, explore the striking landscape of Pieniński Park Narodowy, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Church - Jaworki.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Szczawnica trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Zakopane to Szczawnica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Szczawnica are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Szczawnica

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sanktuarium SS. Swierada i Benedykta w Tropiu, Zamek Stara BaSn, Sciezka Ornitologiczna, Greek Catholic Church of Protection of Our Most Holy Lady in Owczary, Skamieniale Miasto
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Zamek Stara BaSn ©
Zamek Stara BaSn
Skamieniale Miasto ©
Skamieniale Miasto
Pieniński Park Narodowy ©
Pieniński Park Narodowy

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Wawel Cathedral. Let the collections at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Barbakan capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, wander the streets of Stare Miasto, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Krakow trip builder tool .

Drive from Szczawnica to Krakow in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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