5 days in Poland Itinerary

5 days in Poland Itinerary

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5 days in Poland Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Warsaw
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Krakow
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Gdansk
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Reykjavik

1
night
Warsaw

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 14th (Fri): wander the streets of Nowy Swiat, take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then brush up on your military savvy at Warsaw Rising Museum, then take a stroll around Old Town Market Square, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Warsaw itinerary planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Warsaw is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

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Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

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.
On the 15th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally wander the streets of Stare Miasto. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Galleries Coco Art, wander the streets of Ulica Florianska, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

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Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Stare Miasto ©
Stare Miasto
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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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.
On the 17th (Mon), stop by IVO&CO Galeria Bursztynu, then take a stroll through Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gdansk trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Krakow to Gdansk by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Gdansk are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gdansk

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Old Town ©
Old Town
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka) ©
Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka)

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