11 days in Poland Itinerary

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Krakow
— 2 nights
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Wroclaw
— 2 nights
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Karpacz
— 2 nights
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Gdansk
— 2 nights
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Warsaw
— 2 nights
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Krakow — 2 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rynek (Old Square) Underground and Krakow Pinball Museum. Family-friendly places like Lost Souls Alley and Krakil Museum of Illusions will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corpus Christi Church (Kosciol Bozego Ciala), examine the collection at Polish Aviation Museum, and hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Krakow itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Krakow is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In December, Krakow is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 5°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Wroclaw.
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Wroclaw — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): make a trip to Wroclaw's Dwarfs, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town- Historic Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Archikatedra pw. Sw. Jana Chrzciciela we Wroclawiu, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, meet the residents at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, then get curious at Hydropolis, and finally examine the collection at Panorama Raclawicka.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Wroclaw journey builder website.

You can drive from Krakow to Wroclaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Wroclaw can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Karpacz.
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Karpacz — 2 nights

Karpacz sits on the slopes of towering Mount Sniezka and draws visitors with its pristine natural scenery.
On the 29th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Parafia Wang, get to know the resident critters at Papugarnia Karpacz, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sniezka, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Termy Cieplickie. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Wodospad Kwisa, take in the dramatic scenery at Wodospad Kamienczyka, and then fly down the slopes at Ski Arena Szrenica.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Karpacz travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Wroclaw to Karpacz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Gdansk.
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Gdansk — 2 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.
On the 31st (Sat), examine the collection at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, take a stroll through Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), then learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, then enjoy the sand and surf at Gdynia Beach, then head outdoors with Sopot Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sopot Pier.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gdansk vacation planner.

You can fly from Karpacz to Gdansk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can fly to Warsaw.
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Warsaw — 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 2nd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, examine the collection at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich, then see the interesting displays at Copernicus Science Centre, and finally wander the streets of Nowy Swiat.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Warsaw online vacation planner.

Getting from Gdansk to Warsaw by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for home.
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Poland travel guide

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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.
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