12 days in Poland Itinerary

12 days in Poland Itinerary

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12 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Krakow
— 2 nights
2
Lublin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Treblinka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Warsaw
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Lodz
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Wroclaw
— 1 night
7
Poznan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Gdansk
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Krakow

Krakow ©
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.
On the 25th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and then don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), enjoy breathtaking views from Town Hall Tower, then contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Krakow is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Krakow, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Krakow: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lublin.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

1
night
Lublin

Lublin ©
Lublin is the ninth largest city in Poland and the second largest city of Lesser Poland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Lublin Old Town, then steep yourself in history at Majdanek State Museum, and then get into the urban bustle at Centre for the Meeting of Cultures.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lublin visit planner .

Traveling by car from Krakow to Lublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lublin are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Treblinka.

Things to do in Lublin

Historic Sites Shopping
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Lublin Old Town ©
Lublin Old Town
Majdanek State Museum ©
Majdanek State Museum

1
night
Treblinka

Treblinka
On the 28th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Treblinka Memorial.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Treblinka online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lublin to Treblinka takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Warsaw.

Things to do in Treblinka

Historic Sites
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Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): make a trip to Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, explore the world behind art at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then take a stroll through Memorial at Mila 18, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, appreciate the extensive heritage of Rynek Starego Miasta, then wander the streets of Nowy Swiat, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Warsaw trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Treblinka to Warsaw in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Warsaw are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Lodz.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©

1
night
Lodz

Lodz ©
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.
On the 31st (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Arboretum SGGW, explore the different monuments and memorials at Jewish cemetery lodz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lodz Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ksiezy Mlyn, and finally wander the streets of Piotrkowska Street.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lodz tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Lodz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lodz can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Lodz

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arboretum SGGW
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Arboretum SGGW ©
Arboretum SGGW
Piotrkowska Street ©
Piotrkowska Street
Jewish cemetery lodz ©
Jewish cemetery lodz

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night
Wroclaw

Wroclaw ©
Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
On the 1st (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town- Historic Center, get in on the family fun at Kolejkowo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Archikatedra pw. Sw. Jana Chrzciciela we Wroclawiu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Hydropolis.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Wroclaw trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Lodz to Wroclaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Poznan.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Hydropolis ©
Hydropolis
Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) ©

1
night
Poznan

Poznan ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Urban beach in Lubon, stroll through Malta Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Stanislaus (Fara Church), then contemplate the long history of Ratusz Poznanski, and finally look for gifts at Centrum Stary Browar.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Poznan trip planner .

Drive from Wroclaw to Poznan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Gdansk.

Things to do in Poznan

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Urban beach in Lubon
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Malta Lake ©
Malta Lake
Centrum Stary Browar ©
Centrum Stary Browar

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night
Gdansk

Gdansk ©
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 3rd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, then take a stroll through Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally get engrossed in the history at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gdansk driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Poznan to Gdansk takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Gdansk can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©

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