9 days in Poland Itinerary

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Oswiecim
— 1 day
Drive
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Zakopane
— 2 nights
Drive
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Krakow
— 4 nights
Fly to Szczytno, Drive to Bialowieza
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Bialowieza
— 1 night
Drive
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Warsaw
— 1 night
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Oswiecim — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Tychy Brewery Museum and then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum and Synagogue.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oswiecim holiday planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Oswiecim is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Stockholm in August, you will find days in Oswiecim are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zakopane.
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Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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Zakopane — 2 nights

Winter Capital of Poland

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 6th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Siklawica Waterfall, then admire the verdant scenery at Strazyska Valley, and then don't miss a visit to Gravitational Slide on Gubalowka. On the next day, explore the world behind art at The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery, appreciate the views at Dolina Chocholowska, contemplate the waterfront views at Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich, then contemplate the waterfront views at Czarny Staw Gasienicowy, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tatrzański Park Narodowy.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Zakopane road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Oswiecim to Zakopane takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Zakopane can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Krakow.
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Krakow — 4 nights

Slavic Rome

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lost Souls Alley. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Womai, appreciate the extensive heritage of Planty Park, explore the world behind art at Muzeum Sztuki Współczesnej w Krakowie MOCAK, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zakopane to Krakow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Krakow are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bialowieza.
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Bialowieza — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): hike along Szlak Debow Krolewskich i Ksiazat Litewskich, then get outside with Bialowieskie Drezyny, then see the interesting displays at Open-Air Museum of Wooden Architecture, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Nicolas Orthodox Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bialowieza online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Krakow to Bialowieza by combination of flight and car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Krakow to Bialowieza. In August, daily temperatures in Bialowieza can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Warsaw.
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Warsaw — 1 night

Phoenix City

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 13th (Sat): stroll around Park Ujazdowski, ponder the design of Marconi Fountain, and then do sightseeing your way with Around Poland.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Bialowieza to Warsaw in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bialowieza to Warsaw is minus 2 hours. In August in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Poland travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.
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