10 days in Poland, Poprad & Budapest Itinerary

10 days in Poland, Poprad & Budapest Itinerary

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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
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Zakopane, Poland
— 2 nights
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Poprad, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 14th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of The National Museum in Warsaw, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and then make a trip to Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski). On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), then appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Krakowskie Przedmiescie.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Warsaw trip planner.

Washington, USA to Warsaw is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Warsaw due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington in August: high temperatures in Warsaw hover around 77°F and lows are around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Museums
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Krakow, Poland

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Planty Park, and finally examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Krakow trip itinerary website.

Fly from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Krakow sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zakopane.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums
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Zakopane, Poland

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Dolina Pieciu Stawow Polskich, then admire the verdant scenery at Dolina Chocholowska, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Orla Perc Trail.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Zakopane driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Krakow to Zakopane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Krakow in August, plan for little chillier nights in Zakopane, with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Poprad.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Poprad, Slovakia

— 2 nights
Poprad is a city in northern Slovakia at the foot of the High Tatra Mountains famous for its picturesque historic centre and as a holiday resort. On the 18th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at The new church and Minorite monastery in Levoca, see the interesting displays at Master Paul's House, then pause for some serene contemplation at Evangelical church in Levoca, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Egidius. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Square of st. Egid, relax and rejuvenate at AquaCity Poprad, and then get to know the fascinating history of Spisska Sobota Old Town.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Poprad trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Zakopane to Poprad in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Poprad are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Poprad

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

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Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, and finally examine the collection at Miniversum Budapest. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Citadel, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally stroll around Margaret Island.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Poprad to Budapest takes 4 hours. Traveling from Poprad in August, expect Budapest to be somewhat warmer, temps between 82°F and 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Poland travel guide

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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.