17 days in Poland & Vienna Itinerary

17 days in Poland & Vienna Itinerary

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17 days in Poland & Vienna Itinerary

Start: Gdansk, Poland
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Gdansk, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Czestochowa, Poland
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Zakopane, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
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Gdansk, Poland
— 1 night
End: Gdansk, Poland

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Gdansk, Poland

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.
When in Gdansk, make a side trip to see Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku in Malbork, approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), and take in the pleasant sights at Motlawa River Embankment (Dlugie Pobrzeze).

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gdansk online travel route planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport. In October in Gdansk, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, Sopot Pier
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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Old Town ©
Old Town
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

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Warsaw, Poland

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 7th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then make a trip to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Warsaw trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a train from Gdansk to Warsaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Czestochowa.

Things to do in Warsaw

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Walking tours
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

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Czestochowa, Poland

Czestochowa ©
Częstochowa, is a city in southern Poland on the Warta River with 240,027 inhabitants as of June 2009. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Obraz Czarnej Madonny and then let little ones run wild at Park Staszica.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Czestochowa trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Czestochowa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Czestochowa

Fun & Games Parks
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Park Staszica ©
Park Staszica

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Krakow, Poland

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.
Step out of Krakow to go to Oswiecim and see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corpus Christi Church (Kosciol Bozego Ciala), and take a stroll through Stare Miasto.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Krakow journey planning site .

You can take a train from Czestochowa to Krakow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Krakow sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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Zakopane, Poland

Zakopane ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Giewont Mountain, explore the activities along Lake Morskie Oko, and then make a trip to Upside Down House (Dom Do Gory Nogami).

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zakopane trip itinerary app .

Drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Zakopane can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Vienna.

Things to do in Zakopane

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Morskie Oko
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Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Giewont Mountain ©
Giewont Mountain

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, and get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Zakopane to Vienna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Traveling from Zakopane in October, Vienna is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Hall Tower, then explore the engaging exhibits at HistoryLand, and finally examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Vienna to Krakow in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Vienna in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Krakow, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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HistoryLand ©
HistoryLand
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) ©
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)

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Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk
To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gdansk visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Gdansk takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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