7 days in Poland Itinerary

7 days in Poland Itinerary

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7 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Krakow
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Warsaw
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: London

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.
Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Krakow trip planner.

Bristol, UK to Krakow is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bristol to Krakow. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

2
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 20th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then pause for some photo ops at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, and finally learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Warsaw sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Room Escape Warszawa ©
Room Escape Warszawa
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

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