41 days in Poland Itinerary

41 days in Poland Itinerary

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Warsaw
— 7 nights
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Gdansk
— 6 nights
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Wroclaw
— 5 nights
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Oswiecim
— 3 nights
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Zakopane
— 5 nights
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Szczawnica
— 4 nights
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Krakow
— 9 nights
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Warsaw

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, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), and step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Warsaw tour itinerary builder tool.

Sydney, Australia to Warsaw is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Warsaw is minus 9 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Warsaw reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 22:

6
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Gdansk

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gdansk: Gdynia (Orlowo Pier & Displaced Gdynians Monument). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), and pause for some photo ops at Three Crosses Monument.

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Gdansk route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Gdansk can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 28:

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Wroclaw

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.
Spend the 29th (Tue) among pleasant surroundings at Rynek of Wroclaw. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Wroclaw's Dwarfs, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get to know the resident critters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wroclaw tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Gdansk to Wroclaw in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oswiecim: Apilandia Interaktywne Centrum Pszczelarstwa (in Klecza Gorna), Lokalna Kolej Drezynowa (in Regulice) and Bielsko-Biala (Ratusz, Zamek ksiazat Sulkowskich, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Minor Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and appreciate the history behind Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Oswiecim trip planner.

You can drive from Wroclaw to Oswiecim in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January in Oswiecim, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zakopane.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums · Historic Sites · Transportation · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Zakopane

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zakopane: Tatra National Park (The Black Pond, Lake Morskie Oko, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku, enjoy breathtaking views from Rusinowa Polana, and explore the world behind art at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zakopane trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oswiecim to Zakopane takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Oswiecim in January since evenings lows in Zakopane dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Szczawnica.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:

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Szczawnica

Szczawnica is a resort town in Nowy Targ County in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. Venture out of the city with trips to Zamek Stara BaSn (in Grybow), Church of St. Philip and St. James the Apostles (in Sekowa) and Skansen Wsi Pogorzanskiej (in Szymbark). Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Pieniński Park Narodowy. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Szopczanski Gorge, relax and rejuvenate at Mineral Water Pump House, take in the awesome beauty at Bryjarka, and make a trip to Orthodox Church of St. Younger James the Apostle in Powroznik.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Szczawnica online day trip planner.

Getting from Zakopane to Szczawnica by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Szczawnica sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Szczawnica

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:

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Krakow

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.
Spend the 22nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Szczawnica to Krakow in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Szczawnica in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Krakow, with lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 23:

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.