31 days in Poland Itinerary

31 days in Poland Itinerary

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31 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Gdansk
— 4 nights
2
Torun
— 2 nights
3
Wroclaw
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Karpacz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kudowa-Zdroj
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Zakopane
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Krakow
— 5 nights
8
Lublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Warsaw
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sopot Beach and Jelitkowo Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku and Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gdansk: Gdynia Beach (in Gdynia) and Stutthof Concentration Camp (in Sztutowo). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archikatedra Oliwska, wander the streets of Old Town, steep yourself in history at Gdańsk Town Hall, and go for a walk through Motlawa River Embankment (Dlugie Pobrzeze).

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Gdansk itinerary planning site .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Gdansk is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. In September, Gdansk is cooler than Kolkata (Calcutta) - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Torun.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sopot, Gdynia Beach, Stutthof Concentration Camp, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Stutthof Concentration Camp ©
Stutthof Concentration Camp
Sopot Beach ©
Sopot Beach

2
nights
Torun

Torun ©
The birthplace of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, the medieval town of Torun escaped the destruction of World War II, managing to preserve most of the Gothic architecture of its historical old town.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Town Square - Old Town, see the interesting displays at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus, then get to know the fascinating history of Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska), and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Soap and History of Dirt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Old Town Hall, then steep yourself in history at Krzywa Wieza, then get engrossed in the history at Teznie w Ciechocinku, and finally kick back and relax at Lake Chelmzynskie Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Torun travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Gdansk to Torun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Torun can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Torun

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bydgoszcz, Teznie w Ciechocinku, Lake Chelmzynskie Beach
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Żywe Muzeum Piernika ©
Żywe Muzeum Piernika
Teznie w Ciechocinku ©
Teznie w Ciechocinku
Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska) ©
Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska)

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town- Historic Center and Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu and Church of St. Elizabeth. Get out of town with these interesting Wroclaw side-trips: Wodospad Szklarki (in Szklarska Poreba), Moszna Castle (in Zielina) and Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) (in Swidnica). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Archikatedra pw. Sw. Jana Chrzciciela we Wroclawiu, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Panorama of Raclawice Battle, and ponder the design of Multimedia Fountain at Pergola.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Wroclaw trip maker tool .

Getting from Torun to Wroclaw by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Wroclaw, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Karpacz.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Wodospad Szklarki, Zamek Moszna, Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu, Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy)
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Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu ©
Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu
Zamek Moszna ©
Zamek Moszna

1
night
Karpacz

Karpacz ©
Karpacz sits on the slopes of towering Mount Sniezka and draws visitors with its pristine natural scenery.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Parafia Wang, then take in the dramatic scenery at Podgornej Waterfall, then identify plant and animal life at Sniezka, and finally take some stellar pictures from Centrum Rekreacji i Sportu Kolorowa.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Karpacz trip planner .

Traveling by car from Wroclaw to Karpacz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kudowa-Zdroj.

Things to do in Karpacz

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Podgornej Waterfall
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Sniezka ©
Sniezka
Parafia Wang ©
Parafia Wang
Podgornej Waterfall ©
Podgornej Waterfall

2
nights
Kudowa-Zdroj

Kudowa-Zdroj ©
Kudowa-Zdrój or simply Kudowa, is a town located below the Table Mountains in Kłodzko County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in the southwestern part of Poland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): trek along Szczeliniec Wielki, take in the spiritual surroundings of Visitation of Our Lady (Pilgrimage Church), then look for all kinds of wild species at Errant Rocks, and finally walk around Park Zdrojowy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Park Zdrojowy, then don't miss a visit to Klodzko Fortress, and then explore the striking landscape of Skalne Grzyby.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kudowa-Zdroj online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Karpacz to Kudowa-Zdroj takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Kudowa-Zdroj

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trips

Wambierzyce, Park Zdrojowy, Klodzko Fortress
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Szczeliniec Wielki ©
Szczeliniec Wielki
Errant Rocks ©
Errant Rocks
Klodzko Fortress ©
Klodzko Fortress

4
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.
Visit Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku and St. Michael Archangel's Church in Debno for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pieniński Park Narodowy and Koscielisko Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zakopane: Lake Morskie Oko (in Tatra National Park) and Jaworzyna Krynicka (in Krynica-Zdroj). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Giewont Mountain, view the masterpieces at Gallery of Antoni Rzasa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Za Bramka Gorge, and shop like a local with Art Gallery in Koziniec.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zakopane vacation app .

Traveling by car from Kudowa-Zdroj to Zakopane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kudowa-Zdroj in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Zakopane. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tatra National Park, Pieniński Park Narodowy, St. Michael Archangel's Church in Debno, Jaworzyna Krynicka
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Pieniński Park Narodowy ©
Pieniński Park Narodowy
Giewont Mountain ©
Giewont Mountain
Koscielisko Valley ©
Koscielisko Valley

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Lost Souls Alley. Step off the beaten path and head to Planty Park and Spas. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, wander the streets of Stare Miasto, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and step into the grandiose world of Wawel Royal Castle.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Krakow trip planning site .

Drive from Zakopane to Krakow in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lublin.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Lublin

Lublin ©
Lublin is the ninth largest city in Poland and the second largest city of Lesser Poland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Lublin Old Town, steep yourself in history at Majdanek State Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and John the Evangelist. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of The Lublin Castle, then get outside with Korzeniowy Dol Gorge, and then steep yourself in history at Holocaust Memorial Wall.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lublin trip planning app .

You can drive from Krakow to Lublin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Warsaw.

Things to do in Lublin

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Kazimierz Dolny
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Lublin Old Town ©
Lublin Old Town
Majdanek State Museum ©
Majdanek State Museum
The Lublin Castle ©
The Lublin Castle

5
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Old Town and Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski) will appeal to history buffs. Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Warsaw with a short trip to Piotrkowska Street in Lodz, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Krakowskie Przedmiescie, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the world behind art at The National Museum in Warsaw, and see the interesting displays at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Warsaw trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Lublin to Warsaw by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Piotrkowska Street
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Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Old Town ©
Old Town

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