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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): kick back and relax at Sobieszewo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Jelitkowo Beach, head outdoors with Brzezno Beach, and then head outdoors with Stogi Beach.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gdansk online journey planner.

Glasgow, UK to Gdansk is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Glasgow in December, things will get a bit cooler in Gdansk: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Warsaw.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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 29th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then enjoy the sand and surf at Vistula River Beach, and then head outdoors with Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, then walk around Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and finally learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Warsaw sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Krakow.
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Wawel Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Kazmierz The Former Jewish District and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Corpus Christi Church (Kosciol Bozego Ciala), explore the world behind art at Muzeum Ksiazat Czartoryskich, and admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow road trip planning tool.

Getting from Warsaw to Krakow by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. December in Krakow sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Poland travel guide

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.