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
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Czestochowa, Poland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
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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.
Step out of Gdansk to go to Malbork and see Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town, go for a walk through Motlawa River Embankment (Dlugie Pobrzeze), steep yourself in history at Westerplatte, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej).

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gdansk visit site .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, Sopot Pier
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Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing 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.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Warsaw road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Gdansk to Warsaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Warsaw sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the 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. On the 9th (Wed), make a trip to Obraz Czarnej Madonny and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jasna Gora.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Czestochowa trip planner .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Czestochowa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Czestochowa sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Czestochowa

Historic Sites
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Jasna Gora ©
Jasna Gora

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Krakow, Poland

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.
Krakow is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Stare Miasto, examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and get to know the fascinating history of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Krakow trip itinerary builder tool .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Krakow

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto

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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: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, make a trip to Stephansplatz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vienna holiday planner.

Getting from Krakow to Vienna by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Vienna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

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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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral and then get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Krakow trip planner .

You can fly from Vienna to Krakow in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Krakow when traveling from Vienna in October, with lows around 5°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) ©
Sukiennice (Cloth Hall)

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Gdansk, Poland

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gdansk online holiday planner .

You can fly from Krakow to Gdansk in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Gdansk

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Gdańsk Town Hall ©
Gdańsk Town Hall
AmberSky Gdansk - Kolo Widokowe ©
AmberSky Gdansk - Kolo Widokowe

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