17 days in Poland Itinerary

17 days in Poland Itinerary

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17 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Krakow
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Kudowa-Zdroj
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Wroclaw
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Kolobrzeg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Gdansk
— 3 nights
6
Torun
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Warsaw
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ogrodzieniec Castle and Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Planty Park and HistoryLand. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Polish Aviation Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to St. Florian's Gate, and look for gifts at Galeria Krakowska.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip itinerary builder app .

Toronto, Canada to Krakow is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Krakow. Expect slightly colder evenings in Krakow when traveling from Toronto in July, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kudowa-Zdroj.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ogrodzieniec Castle
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Ogrodzieniec Castle ©
Ogrodzieniec Castle
Planty Park ©
Planty Park
HistoryLand ©
HistoryLand

1
night
Kudowa-Zdroj

Kudowa-Zdroj ©
Kudowa-Zdrój or simply Kudowa, is a town located below the Table Mountains in Kłodzko County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in the southwestern part of Poland. On the 3rd (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Mineral Museum (Muzeum Mineralow), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Szczeliniec Wielki, hike along Errant Rocks, then see the interesting displays at Wooden Bell Tower, and finally stroll around Park Zdrojowy.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kudowa-Zdroj route maker .

Traveling by car from Krakow to Kudowa-Zdroj takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Kudowa-Zdroj

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Szczeliniec Wielki ©
Szczeliniec Wielki
Errant Rocks ©
Errant Rocks
Park Zdrojowy ©
Park Zdrojowy

3
nights
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.
Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) and Old Town- Historic Center will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) and Kolejkowo. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Archikatedra pw. Sw. Jana Chrzciciela we Wroclawiu, don't miss a visit to Multimedia Fountain at Pergola, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, and admire the landmark architecture of Church of St. Elizabeth.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Wroclaw attractions planning tool .

Getting from Kudowa-Zdroj to Wroclaw by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Wroclaw are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kolobrzeg.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy)
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1
night
Kolobrzeg

Kolobrzeg ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Ogrody Hortulus Spectabilis, examine the collection at 6D Museum (Muzeum 6D), visit a coastal fixture at Kolobrzeg Lighthouse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kolobrzeg Molo, then see the interesting displays at Muzeum Figur Woskowych, and finally get to know the resident critters at Miasto Myszy.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kolobrzeg trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Wroclaw to Kolobrzeg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wroclaw in August: highs in Kolobrzeg hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gdansk.

Things to do in Kolobrzeg

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ogrody Hortulus Spectabilis
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Kolobrzeg Lighthouse ©
Kolobrzeg Lighthouse
Kolobrzeg Molo ©
Kolobrzeg Molo
6D Museum (Muzeum 6D) ©
6D Museum (Muzeum 6D)

3
nights
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.
Stutthof Concentration Camp and Archikatedra Oliwska are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka) and Westerplatte will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gdansk: Gdynia Beach (in Gdynia) and Malbork (Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku & Post Office). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Sopot Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church, take in panoramic vistas at Sopot Pier, and learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej).

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gdansk trip maker website .

Drive from Kolobrzeg to Gdansk in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Gdansk sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Torun.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Malbork, Sopot, Gdynia Beach, Stutthof Concentration Camp
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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Stutthof Concentration Camp ©
Stutthof Concentration Camp
Sopot Beach ©
Sopot Beach

1
night
Torun

Torun ©
The birthplace of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, the medieval town of Torun escaped the destruction of World War II, managing to preserve most of the Gothic architecture of its historical old town.
On the 11th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Teznie w Ciechocinku, get a sense of history and politics at Old Town Hall, don't miss a visit to Town Square - Old Town, appreciate the history behind Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus, then examine the collection at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, and finally steep yourself in history at Krzywa Wieza.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Torun driving holiday planner.

Getting from Gdansk to Torun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Torun are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Torun

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Teznie w Ciechocinku
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Town Square - Old Town ©
Town Square - Old Town
Żywe Muzeum Piernika ©
Żywe Muzeum Piernika
Teznie w Ciechocinku ©
Teznie w Ciechocinku

4
nights
Warsaw

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Get some cultural insight at Krakowskie Przedmiescie and Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow. Explore hidden gems such as Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski). Explore Warsaw's surroundings by going to Lodz (Manufaktura & Piotrkowska Street). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Nowy Swiat, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), and browse the different shops at Zlote Tarasy.

To find out how to plan a trip to Warsaw, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Torun to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Lodz
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Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Krakowskie Przedmiescie ©
Krakowskie Przedmiescie
Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski) ©

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