15 days in Poland Itinerary

15 days in Poland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Poland trip planner

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Fly to Krakow, Bus to Zakopane
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Zakopane
— 2 nights
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Oswiecim
— 1 night
Drive
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Krakow
— 4 nights
Fly
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Gdansk
— 3 nights
Fly
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Warsaw
— 4 nights
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Zakopane

— 2 nights

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 2nd (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Rusinowa Polana, then hike along Orla Perc Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gubalowka. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rysy, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rysy Peak, then explore the activities along The Black Pond, and finally admire the sheer force of Wodogrzmoty Mickiewicza - Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zakopane online day trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Zakopane is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Zakopane due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in July: high temperatures in Zakopane hover around 28°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Oswiecim

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll around Planty Park and then steep yourself in history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Oswiecim day trip app.

You can drive from Zakopane to Oswiecim in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

Krakow

— 4 nights

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.
Attractions like Wawel Royal Castle and Wawel Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 5th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, enjoy some diversion at Cracow Shooting Academy, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip planning website.

Getting from Oswiecim to Krakow by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July in Krakow, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:

Gdansk

— 3 nights

World Capital of Amber

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Old Town and Dluga Street (ul. Dluga). There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church, stroll around Oliwa Park, and learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej).

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gdansk online trip maker.

You can fly from Krakow to Gdansk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Krakow in July: highs in Gdansk hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

Warsaw

— 4 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Old Town and Walking tours. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, look and learn at Copernicus Science Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Warsaw travel planner.

Fly from Gdansk to Warsaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Gdansk in July, you will find days in Warsaw are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

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.