9 days in Poland Itinerary

9 days in Poland Itinerary

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Fly
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Krakow
— 3 nights
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Szczawnica
— 1 night
Drive
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Zakopane
— 1 night
Drive
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Oswiecim
— 1 night
Drive
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Warsaw
— 1 night
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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.
Kids will enjoy Wawel Royal Castle and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Wieliczka Salt Mine and Kazmierz The Former Jewish District will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, wander the streets of Stare Miasto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow road trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Krakow is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Krakow is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, things will get cooler in Krakow: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Szczawnica.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

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Szczawnica

Szczawnica is a resort town in Nowy Targ County in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Homole Canyon and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pieniński Park Narodowy.

Planning Szczawnica trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Krakow to Szczawnica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Szczawnica can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Szczawnica

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

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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.
On the 9th (Wed), appreciate the views at Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich, hike along Za Bramka Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, and finally shop like a local with Art Gallery Yam.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zakopane travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Szczawnica to Zakopane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
On the 10th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Tychy Brewery Museum and then browse the exhibits of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Oswiecim online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Zakopane to Oswiecim by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Warsaw.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Warsaw day trip planning website.

You can drive from Oswiecim to Warsaw in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Parks
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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.