5 days in Poland Itinerary

5 days in Poland Itinerary

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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.
On the 14th (Fri), take a stroll through Nowy Swiat, admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, then don't miss a visit to Rynek Starego Miasta, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

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Reykjavik, Iceland to Warsaw is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly to Krakow.
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Krakow — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, then shop like a local with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally take a stroll through Stare Miasto. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Galleries Coco Art, then make a trip to Ulica Florianska, then get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine.

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Fly from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Krakow sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Gdansk.
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Gdansk — 1 night

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 make a trip to Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church.

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You can fly from Krakow to Gdansk in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Gdansk are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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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.