6 days in Warsaw, Krakow & Oswiecim Itinerary

6 days in Warsaw, Krakow & Oswiecim Itinerary

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6 days in Warsaw, Krakow & Oswiecim Itinerary

Start: Tehran
Subway + Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Warsaw
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Krakow
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Oswiecim
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
End: Warsaw

2
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach, St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny) and Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science, take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and make a trip to Fragment of Ghetto Wall.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Warsaw trip site .

Tehran, Iran to Warsaw is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tehran to Warsaw is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tehran in December, with highs in Warsaw at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Plaszow Concentration Camp as well as Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Plaszow Concentration Camp, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally make a trip to St. Mary's Basilica. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, then wander the streets of Stare Miasto, and then steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the Krakow trip planner .

Take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Krakow sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Krakow

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

1
day
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.
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate the long history 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.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Oswiecim vacation tool .

Drive from Krakow to Oswiecim in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue ©
Jewish Museum and Synagogue

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