21 days in Poland Itinerary

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Krakow
— 3 nights
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Oswiecim
— 1 night
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Warsaw
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lodz
— 1 night
Drive
5
Torun
— 1 night
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Gniezno
— 1 night
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Poznan
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Znin
— 1 night
Drive
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Naklo nad Notecia
— 1 night
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10
Bydgoszcz
— 1 night
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11
Swiecie
— 1 night
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12
Gdansk
— 3 nights
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Puck
— 1 night
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Krakow — 3 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.
Wieliczka Salt Mine and Planty Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Sukiennice (Cloth Hall). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, get engrossed in the history at Rynek (Old Square) Underground, and pause for some serene contemplation at Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow online tour itinerary planner.

Pittsburgh, USA to Krakow is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pittsburgh to Krakow is 6 hours. Traveling from Pittsburgh in September, things will get a bit cooler in Krakow: highs are around 66°F and lows about 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Oswiecim.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and then take an in-depth tour of Zamek Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Oswiecim tour planner.

Traveling by car from Krakow to Oswiecim takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Warsaw.
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Warsaw — 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski) and Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at POLIN Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich and Copernicus Science Centre. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Warsaw Uprising Fighters, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Warsaw trip planning site.

Getting from Oswiecim to Warsaw by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lodz.
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Lodz — 1 night

Boat City

Nicknamed the "Polish Manchester" because of its largely industrial character, Lodz draws a growing number of tourists with its rejuvenated central districts, which offer shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Fortepian Rubinsteina, take a stroll through Piotrkowska Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza, then browse the different shops at Manufaktura, and finally take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Miasta Lodzi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Lodz trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Warsaw to Lodz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Torun.
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Torun — 1 night

City of Angels

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 10th (Sun): examine the collection at Muzeum Okregowe w Toruniu, examine the collection at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus, then don't miss a visit to Town Square - Old Town, and finally examine the collection at Niewidzialny Dom.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Torun trip website.

Drive from Lodz to Torun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Torun, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gniezno.
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Gniezno — 1 night

Gniezno is a city in central-western Poland, about 50km east of Poznań, with about 70,000 inhabitants. On the 11th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Archdiocese of Gniezno Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Market Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bazylika Prymasowska Sanktuarium św. Wojciecha, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Rail Engine House.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Gniezno trip planner.

Getting from Torun to Gniezno by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Poznan.
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Poznan — 2 nights

Poland's original capital, Poznan boasts centuries of rich history and culture, as well as a modern town center drawing a growing number of weekend revelers with its vibrant nightlife and diverse restaurant scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Palmiarnia Poznanska (Palmenhaus Poznan), ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune, then contemplate the long history of Ratusz Poznanski, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish Church of St. Stanislaus (Fara Church), and finally don't miss a visit to Stary Rynek. On your second day here, walk around Park Cytadela, make a trip to Croissant Museum, then explore the activities along Malta Lake, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Uzbrojenia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sts. Margaret Mary and Martyr.

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Drive from Gniezno to Poznan in an hour. September in Poznan sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Znin.
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Znin — 1 night

Żnin is a small town in Poland with a population of 14,181 (June 2014). Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Baszta, examine the collection at Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Archeologiczne w Biskupinie, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palac Lubostron.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Znin planner.

Traveling by car from Poznan to Znin takes 1.5 hours. September in Znin sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Naklo nad Notecia.
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Naklo nad Notecia — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Muzeum Ziemi Krajenskiej.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Naklo nad Notecia trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Znin to Naklo nad Notecia in an hour. In September in Naklo nad Notecia, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bydgoszcz.
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Bydgoszcz — 1 night

Bydgoszcz is a city in northern Poland, on the Brda and Vistula rivers. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Martin's and St. Nicholas, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Kanal Bydgoski, then get to know the fascinating history of Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska), and finally examine the collection at Dom Leona Wyczolkowskiego.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Bydgoszcz route maker tool.

Getting from Naklo nad Notecia to Bydgoszcz by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Swiecie.
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Swiecie — 1 night

Świecie is a town in northern Poland with 25,968 inhabitants, situated in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship ; it was in Bydgoszcz Voivodeship from 1975 to 1998. On the 17th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Park Krajobrazowy w Bukowcu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kosciol Wniebowziecia Najswietszej Marii Panny, then step into the grandiose world of Teutonic Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrzej Bobola Church.

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Drive from Bydgoszcz to Swiecie in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Swiecie can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gdansk.
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku and Archikatedra Oliwska are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci and Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej). Take a break from Gdansk with a short trip to Mennonite Cemetery in Malbork, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Gdańsk Town Hall, make a trip to Crane, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and stroll around Oliwa Park.

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Traveling by car from Swiecie to Gdansk takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Gdansk can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Puck.
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Puck — 1 night

Puck is a town in northwestern Poland with 11,350 inhabitants. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): make a trip to Stary Rynek and then pause for some serene contemplation at Kosciol sw. Apostolow Piotra i Pawla.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Puck tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gdansk to Puck in 1.5 hours. September in Puck sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back 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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