11 days in Poland Itinerary

11 days in Poland Itinerary

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11 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Krakow
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Zakopane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Krakow
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Warsaw
— 1 night
5
Bialystok
— 3 nights
6
Warsaw
— Few hours
Fly:  10​h
End: Chicago

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 list of things to see and do now includes Krzysztofory Palace, Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, Rynek Underground, and other attractions.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Krakow trip site .

Chicago, USA to Krakow is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Krakow is 7 hours. In August, Krakow is a bit cooler than Chicago - with highs of 77°F and lows of 55°F. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Black Pond, Krupowki Street, Gubalowka, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Kasprowy Wierch, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka, and then make a trip to Krupowki Street. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Wodogrzmoty Mickiewicza - Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Morskie Oko, and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Black Pond.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zakopane trip planner .

Drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Krakow in September since evenings lows in Zakopane dip to 44°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tatra National Park
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Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
The Black Pond ©
The Black Pond
Kasprowy Wierch ©
Kasprowy Wierch

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hours
Krakow

Krakow
To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Krakow trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Zakopane to Krakow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 4th (Wed), you're off toWarsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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1
night
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of The National Museum in Warsaw, make a trip to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), and then get to know the fascinating history of Rynek Starego Miasta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, then steep yourself in history at Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), then stroll around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and finally admire the masterpieces at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Warsaw journey maker tool .

Take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Warsaw are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bialystok.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Bialystok

Bialystok ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Muzeum Ikon. Oddział Muzeum Podlaskiego, European Bison Reservation and Holy Spirit East Orthodox Church. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at European Bison Reservation. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Spirit East Orthodox Church and then see the interesting displays at Muzeum Ikon. Oddział Muzeum Podlaskiego.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bialystok day trip site .

You can take a train from Warsaw to Bialystok in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Moscow Standard Time is 2 hours. September in Bialystok sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 50°F at night. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Bialystok

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

European Bison Reservation, Muzeum Ikon. Oddział Muzeum Podlaskiego
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Holy Spirit East Orthodox Church ©
Holy Spirit East Orthodox Church

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hours
Warsaw

Warsaw
To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Warsaw attractions site .

You can take a train from Bialystok to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bialystok to Warsaw is minus 2 hours. On the 8th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Warsaw

Tours Nightlife Museums
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