60 days in Poland & Ukraine Itinerary

60 days in Poland & Ukraine Itinerary

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Zakopane, Poland
— 3 nights
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Oswiecim, Poland
— 1 night
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Kudowa-Zdroj, Poland
— 2 nights
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Karpacz, Poland
— 2 nights
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Wroclaw, Poland
— 5 nights
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Poznan, Poland
— 4 nights
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Torun, Poland
— 2 nights
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Gdansk, Poland
— 5 nights
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Kolobrzeg, Poland
— 1 night
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Swinoujscie, Poland
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 6 nights
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Lublin, Poland
— 1 night
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Lviv, Ukraine
— 4 nights
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Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine
— 5 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 6 nights
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Odessa, Ukraine
— 4 nights
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Krakow, Poland
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Zakopane, Poland

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Pieniński Park Narodowy and Lake Morskie Oko. Venture out of the city with trips to Homole Canyon (in Szczawnica) and Zamek w Niedzicy Dunajec (in Niedzica). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Giewont Mountain, admire the verdant scenery at Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku, and take in panoramic vistas at Rusinowa Polana.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zakopane trip planner.

Krakow to Zakopane is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:

Oswiecim, Poland

— 1 night
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.
On the 21st (Thu), cool off at Energylandia, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum and Synagogue, and then take an in-depth tour of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oswiecim online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Zakopane to Oswiecim takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Oswiecim are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Kudowa-Zdroj.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:

Kudowa-Zdroj, Poland

— 2 nights
Kudowa-Zdrój or simply Kudowa, is a town located below the Table Mountains in Kłodzko County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in the southwestern part of Poland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll around Park Zdrojowy, explore the striking landscape at Bledne Skaly, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Szczeliniec Wielki, and finally slough off your stress at MASAZ & HAMMAM Remigiusz Kostusiak. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Park Zdrojowy, contemplate the long history of Klodzko Fortress, and then contemplate the long history of Twierdza Srebrna Góra.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kudowa-Zdroj trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Oswiecim to Kudowa-Zdroj in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Kudowa-Zdroj, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Karpacz.

Things to do in Kudowa-Zdroj

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Karpacz, Poland

— 2 nights
Karpacz sits on the slopes of towering Mount Sniezka and draws visitors with its pristine natural scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): make a trip to Zamek Chojnik, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wodospad Kamienczyka, and then admire the sheer force of Wodospad Szklarki. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Park Miniatur Zabytkow Dolnego Slaska, take in the awesome beauty at Sniezka, and then admire the striking features of Parafia Wang.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Karpacz online holiday planner.

Getting from Kudowa-Zdroj to Karpacz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Karpacz

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Wroclaw, Poland

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy). Take a break from Wroclaw with a short trip to Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu in Walbrzych, about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 30th (Sat) among pleasant surroundings at Rynek of Wroclaw. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), ponder the design of Multimedia Fountain at Pergola, examine the collection at Hydropolis, and don't miss a visit to Wroclaw's Dwarfs.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Wroclaw day trip planning website.

You can drive from Karpacz to Wroclaw in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Wroclaw can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Poznan.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 30:

Poznan, Poland

— 4 nights
Poland's original capital, Poznan boasts centuries of rich history and culture, as well as a modern town center drawing a growing number of weekend revelers with its vibrant nightlife and diverse restaurant scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Malta Lake and Poznan Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul. When in Poznan, make a side trip to see Muzeum im. G.J. Osiakowskich in Kalisz, approximately Kalisz away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Park Cytadela, learn the secrets of beer at City Event Poznan Food Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Stanislaus (Fara Church), and steep yourself in history at Ratusz Poznanski.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Poznan trip planner.

You can drive from Wroclaw to Poznan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Poznan sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Torun.

Things to do in Poznan

Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 3:

Torun, Poland

— 2 nights

City of Angels

The birthplace of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, the medieval town of Torun escaped the destruction of World War II, managing to preserve most of the Gothic architecture of its historical old town.
On the 4th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Tightrope Walker - sculpture, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska), and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Soap and History of Dirt. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Town Square - Old Town, then ponder the world of politics at Old Town Hall, then see the interesting displays at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, and finally steep yourself in history at Krzywa Wieza.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Torun trip app.

Traveling by train from Poznan to Torun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Torun, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gdansk.

Things to do in Torun

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:

Gdansk, Poland

— 5 nights

World Capital of Amber

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Stutthof Concentration Camp. Step out of Gdansk with an excursion to Orlowo Pier in Gdynia--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Westerplatte, walk around Oliwa Park, make a trip to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gdansk visit website.

Traveling by car from Torun to Gdansk takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kolobrzeg.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 10:

Kolobrzeg, Poland

— 1 night
On the 11th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Ogrody Hortulus Spectabilis, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Im Rathaus, then visit a coastal fixture at Kolobrzeg Lighthouse, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kolobrzeg Molo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kolobrzeg driving holiday planner.

Drive from Gdansk to Kolobrzeg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kolobrzeg can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Swinoujscie.

Things to do in Kolobrzeg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:

Swinoujscie, Poland

— 2 nights
Świnoujście is a city and seaport on the Baltic Sea and Szczecin Lagoon, located in the extreme north-west of Poland. On the 12th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Swinoujscie, enjoy the sand and surf at Swinoujscie Beach, and then stroll around Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Breakwaters, then see the interesting displays at Fort Gerharda, and then enjoy the sea views from Stawa Mlyny.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Swinoujscie trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kolobrzeg to Swinoujscie takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Swinoujscie, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Warsaw.

Things to do in Swinoujscie

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:

Warsaw, Poland

— 6 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza and Krakowskie Przedmiescie. Change things up with these side-trips from Warsaw: Lodz (Manufaktura & Piotrkowska Street). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Statue of the Little Insurgent, make a trip to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy), step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and brush up on your military savvy at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw road trip planning app.

Fly from Swinoujscie to Warsaw in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lublin.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 19:

Lublin, Poland

— 1 night
On the 20th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Lublin Open Air Village Museum, contemplate the long history of Majdanek State Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Lublin Old Town.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lublin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Warsaw to Lublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Lublin

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:

Lviv, Ukraine

— 4 nights

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Town and Lviv High Castle. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Rynok Square, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, see the interesting displays at Insomnia - The Haunted House, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lviv trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lublin to Lviv takes 4 hours. Traveling from Lublin to Lviv, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kamianets-Podilskyi.

Things to do in Lviv

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:

Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine

— 5 nights
Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine, to the north-east of Chernivtsi. Explore hidden gems such as Kamenet's Podolsky Castle and St. George Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Chernivtsi (St Nicholas Cathedral, Olgi Kobylyanskoi Street, &more) and Khotyn (Khotyn Fortress & Khotyn Historic Museum). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul, explore the stunning scenery at The Smotrych River Canyon, see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniatures Castles of Ukraine, and make a trip to Kamianets-Podilskyi Gallery of Arts.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kamianets-Podilskyi trip app.

Drive from Lviv to Kamianets-Podilskyi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kamianets-Podilskyi can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Kamianets-Podilskyi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

— 6 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Oleg Antonov State Aviation Museum. There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sophia's Cathedral, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kyiv (Kiev) trip planner.

Getting from Kamianets-Podilskyi to Kyiv (Kiev) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Kyiv (Kiev) are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Odessa.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 5:

Odessa, Ukraine

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Black Sea

Though most famous for the Potemkin Steps leading down the Black Sea coast, Odessa welcomes visitors with several other attractions, including beaches and an ornate opera house.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ukraine by Locals and Statue of the Duc de Richelieu. Venture out of the city with trips to Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (Ioannes Suchavsky Underground Church & Ascension Cathedral). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Deribasovskaya Street, see the interesting displays at Shustov Cognac Museum, walk around City Garden, and get to know the fascinating history of 10 Apryelya Square.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Odessa day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Odessa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Odessa sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Odessa

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:

Krakow, Poland

— 6 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 The Ghetto Heroes Square. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, take in the views from Father Bernatek Footbridge, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and explore the world behind art at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu).

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip planner.

You can fly from Odessa to Krakow in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Odessa to Krakow. In December in Krakow, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 15:

Poland travel guide

4.6
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.

Ukraine travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Churches
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.