18 days in Poland Itinerary

18 days in Poland Itinerary

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18 days in Poland Itinerary

Chennai (Madras)
Fly:  21​h 30​min
Gdansk
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Krakow
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Warsaw
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Lodz
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Lichen Stary
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Wroclaw
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
Chennai (Madras)

4
days
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Malbork Castle in Malbork (about 1 hour away). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), don't miss a visit to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oliwa Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gdansk itinerary builder.

Chennai (Madras), India to Gdansk is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai (Madras) in May; daily highs in Gdansk reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Gdansk

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Malbork Castle, Sopot Pier
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St. Mary's Church
Old Town
Oliwa Cathedral

4
days
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.
When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Wawel Royal Castle, steep yourself in history at The Barbican (Barbakan), explore the fascinating underground world of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Cloth Hall.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow vacation planner.

Getting from Gdansk to Krakow by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Krakow are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wawel Royal Castle
Wawel Cathedral

4
days
Warsaw

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, sightseeing, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki - Royal Residence Park, steep yourself in history at The Royal Castle in Warsaw, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and learn about all things military at Warsaw Uprising Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Warsaw sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lodz.

Things to do in Warsaw

Sightseeing Museums Historic Sites
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Palace of Culture and Science
Lazienki - Royal Residence Park
Old Town

1
day
Lodz

Nicknamed the "Polish Manchester" because of its largely industrial character, Lodz draws a growing number of tourists with its rejuvenated central districts, which offer shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Piotrkowska Street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, then browse the different shops at Manufaktura, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ksiezy Mlyn.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Lodz vacation trip planner.

Getting from Warsaw to Lodz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lichen Stary.

Things to do in Lodz

Sightseeing Shopping Historic Sites
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Piotrkowska Street
Manufaktura
Saint Alexander Newski Cathedral

1
day
Lichen Stary

Licheń Stary is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Ślesin, within Konin County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, in west-central Poland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lichen and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Our Lady of Lichen.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lichen Stary tour planner.

You can drive from Lodz to Lichen Stary in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Lichen Stary can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Lichen Stary

Sightseeing Historic Sites
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Basilica of Our Lady of Lichen

2
days
Wroclaw

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Market Square (Rynek). On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at ZOO Wroclaw - Afrykarium, then don't miss a visit to Panorama of Raclawice Battle, then make a trip to Pomnik Anonimowego Przechodnia, and finally don't miss a visit to Wroclaw's Dwarfs.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Wroclaw itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lichen Stary to Wroclaw takes 3 hours. In June in Wroclaw, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Sightseeing Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Market Square (Rynek)
ZOO Wroclaw - Afrykarium
Panorama of Raclawice Battle

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