5 days in Poland Itinerary

5 days in Poland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Poland vacation planner
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Warsaw
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Krakow
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Warsaw — 1 night

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Palace on the Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Warsaw trip itinerary maker website.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Warsaw is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Warsaw. In December, daytime highs in Warsaw are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Krakow.
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Krakow — 3 nights

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, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow road trip tool.

You can fly from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Poland travel guide

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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.