18 days in Poland, Central Serbia & Dubrovnik Itinerary

18 days in Poland, Central Serbia & Dubrovnik Itinerary

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18 days in Poland, Central Serbia & Dubrovnik Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  6​h
1
Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Oswiecim, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
5
Nova Varos, Serbia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Dublin, Ireland


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2
nights
Gdansk, Poland

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 1st (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Brzezno Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sobieszewo Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gdansk tour planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Gdansk is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Gdansk due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Kayaking & Canoeing
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie and Vistula River Beach. Visiting Pole Mokotowskie and Olympic Golf Club will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, head outdoors with Locked Room, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), and steep yourself in history at Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski).

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw trip site .

Take a train from Gdansk to Warsaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie ©
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski) ©

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Wieliczka Salt Mine. Spend the 7th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Krakow trip planner .

Take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

1
night
Oswiecim, Poland

Oswiecim ©
Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): walk around Planty Park and then get engrossed in the history at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Oswiecim online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Krakow to Oswiecim in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Oswiecim, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nova Varos.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©

2
nights
Nova Varos, Serbia

Nova Varos ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Studenica Monastery and Mileseva. Escape the urban bustle at Special Nature Reserve Uvac and Veliki Rzav River. Step out of Nova Varos with an excursion to Zuta Stena in Arilje--about 1h 10 min away.

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Traveling by car from Oswiecim to Nova Varos takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Nova Varos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Arilje, Studenica Monastery, Mileseva
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Special Nature Reserve Uvac ©
Special Nature Reserve Uvac
Studenica Monastery ©
Studenica Monastery
Mileseva ©
Mileseva

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Visiting Island of Lokrum and Sunj Beach will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Walls of Dubrovnik and Fort Lovrijenac. On the 17th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Nova Varos to Dubrovnik takes 5.5 hours. In September in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sunj Beach
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Sunj Beach ©
Sunj Beach

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