39 days in Poland Itinerary

39 days in Poland Itinerary

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39 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Gdansk
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Warsaw
— 8 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Krakow
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Szczawnica
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Zakopane
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Oswiecim
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Wroclaw
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Gdansk to Malbork to see Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town, learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), get outside with Outdoor Activities, and contemplate the long history of Westerplatte.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gdansk trip itinerary planner .

Valletta, Malta to Gdansk is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Valletta in January, with highs in Gdansk at 0°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Old Town ©
Old Town
Room of Plenty ©
Room of Plenty

8
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, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, explore the world behind art at The National Museum in Warsaw, fly down the slopes at Gorka Szczesliwicka, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Warsaw journey planner .

Fly from Gdansk to Warsaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Warsaw are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Room Escape Warszawa ©
Room Escape Warszawa
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

8
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, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take a stroll through Stare Miasto, and get to know the fascinating history of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Krakow trip maker .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Szczawnica.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

3
nights
Szczawnica

Szczawnica ©
Szczawnica is a resort town in Nowy Targ County in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. Get out of town with these interesting Szczawnica side-trips: Archangel Michael's Church (in Nowy Targ) and Zamek Stara BaSn (in Grybow). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Pieniński Park Narodowy, admire the landmark architecture of Orthodox Church - Jaworki, take in the awesome beauty at Bryjarka, and explore the stunning scenery at Homole Canyon.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Szczawnica trip planner.

Traveling by car from Krakow to Szczawnica takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in January, expect slightly colder with lows of -10°C in Szczawnica. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Szczawnica

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Archangel Michael's Church, Zamek Stara BaSn
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Zamek Stara BaSn ©
Zamek Stara BaSn
Pieniński Park Narodowy ©
Pieniński Park Narodowy
Sokolica ©
Sokolica

5
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.
Explore Zakopane's surroundings by going to Tatra National Park (The Black Pond, Lake Morskie Oko, & more) and Kotelnica Bialczanska (in Bialka Tatrzanska). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, identify plant and animal life at Koscielisko Valley, admire the masterpieces at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery, and stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zakopane tour itinerary planning app .

Getting from Szczawnica to Zakopane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Zakopane can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tatra National Park, Murzasichle, Kotelnica Bialczanska
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Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane ©
Muzeum Oscypka Zakopane
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum and Synagogue, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Market Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Zamek Museum, then see the interesting displays at Muzeum Zamkowe w Pszczynie, then see the interesting displays at Treasures of the Earth / Mineral Museum, and finally make a trip to Family Home of John Paul II.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oswiecim online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Zakopane to Oswiecim in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in February, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Family Home of John Paul II, Treasures of the Earth / Mineral Museum, Muzeum Zamkowe w Pszczynie
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Zamek Museum ©
Zamek Museum
Jewish Museum and Synagogue ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parafia Wang (in Karpacz), Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) (in Swidnica) and Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu (in Walbrzych). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Rynek we Wroclawiu, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get to know the fascinating history of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), and get your game on at Exit19.pl - Escape Game.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Wroclaw day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Oswiecim to Wroclaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -1°C. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Tours Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Parafia Wang, Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy), Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu
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Rynek we Wroclawiu
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Wroclaw's Dwarfs ©
Wroclaw's Dwarfs

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