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
2
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Czestochowa, Poland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
4
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
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Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
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

Sopot Pier, Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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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 ©
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. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, explore the world behind art at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, then take a stroll around Rynek Starego Miasta, and finally get engrossed in the history at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Warsaw holiday maker .

Getting from Gdansk to Warsaw by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. October in Warsaw sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Czestochowa.

Things to do in Warsaw

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

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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 9th (Wed): 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 9th (Wed) 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.
Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, and wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow online driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Czestochowa to Krakow in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Krakow are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October in Vienna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Go for a jaunt from Gdansk to Gdynia to see Orlowo Pier about 34 minutes away. See some other sides of Gdansk: pause for some photo ops at Three Crosses Monument, examine the collection at Amber Museum, meet the residents at Oliwa Zoo, and admire the local landmark of Four Quarters Fountain (Fontanna Czterech Kwartalow).

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gdansk trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Gdansk takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in October, expect nights in Gdansk to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sopot, Orlowo Pier
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Sopot Beach ©
Sopot Beach
Three Crosses Monument ©
Three Crosses Monument
Green Gate (Brama Zielona) ©
Green Gate (Brama Zielona)

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