19 days in Lower Silesia Province, Lodz & Pomerania Itinerary

19 days in Lower Silesia Province, Lodz & Pomerania Itinerary

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19 days in Lower Silesia Province, Lodz & Pomerania Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Walbrzych
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Wroclaw
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lodz
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Torun
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Malbork
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Sopot
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Walbrzych

Walbrzych ©
Get out of town with these interesting Walbrzych side-trips: Underground Town Osowka (in Gluszyca), Kopalnia Szklary (in Zabkowice Slaskie) and Palac Warmatowice (in Krotoszyce).

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Walbrzych journey planner.

San Francisco, USA to Walbrzych is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Walbrzych due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get slightly colder in Walbrzych: highs are around 58°F and lows about 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Walbrzych

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Friedenskirche Jauer, Kopalnia Szklary, Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy), Underground Town Osowka, Palac Warmatowice
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Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu ©
Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu
Palac Warmatowice ©
Palac Warmatowice

3
nights
Wroclaw

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.
Wroclaw is known for historic sites, museums, zoos & aquariums, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Rynek we Wroclawiu, get to know the resident critters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, get to know the fascinating history of Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island), and make a trip to Multimedia Fountain at Pergola.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Wroclaw trip planner.

Traveling by train from Walbrzych to Wroclaw takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Wroclaw, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lodz.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Rynek we Wroclawiu
Rynek we Wroclawiu
Wroclaw's Dwarfs ©
Wroclaw's Dwarfs
Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium ©
Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium

3
nights
Lodz

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lodz side-trips: Polish Association of Railway Enthusiasts (in Skierniewice) and Town of Turek Museum (in Turek). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Piotrkowska Street, pause for some photo ops at Lodz Bajkowa, admire the landmark architecture of Gutenberg Home, and examine the collection at The Museum of the Independence Traditions in Lodz Radogoszcz Martyrdom Memorial.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lodz online travel route builder .

Drive from Wroclaw to Lodz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lodz can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Torun.

Things to do in Lodz

Museums Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Town of Turek Museum, Polish Association of Railway Enthusiasts
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Piotrkowska Street ©
Piotrkowska Street
Manufaktura ©
Manufaktura

3
nights
Torun

Torun ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Torun: Citadel (in Grudziadz) and Bydgoszcz (Cathedral of St. Martin's and St. Nicholas, Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska), & more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Żywe Muzeum Piernika, don't miss a visit to Town Square - Old Town, contemplate the long history of Krzywa Wieza, and pause for some photo ops at Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Torun tour itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Lodz to Torun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Torun, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Malbork.

Things to do in Torun

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bydgoszcz, Citadel
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Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska) ©
Mill's Island (Wyspa Mlynska)
Żywe Muzeum Piernika ©
Żywe Muzeum Piernika
Town Square - Old Town ©
Town Square - Old Town

1
night
Malbork

Malbork ©
Although it contains Europe's largest Gothic castle, Malbork remains a small rural town overlooked by the majority of Poland's foreign visitors.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mennonite Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Smock Mill in Tczew, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gothic Cathedral of Pelpin.

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Drive from Torun to Malbork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Malbork can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Sopot.

Things to do in Malbork

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tczew
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Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Mennonite Cemetery ©
Mennonite Cemetery

5
nights
Sopot

Sopot ©
Situated on the Baltic coastline, the small seaside resort of Sopot serves as one of northern Poland's glitziest tourist destinations.
Sopot is known for beaches, nightlife, theme parks, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Old Town, get a taste of the local shopping with Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and learn about all things military at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej).

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sopot trip planner .

You can take a train from Malbork to Sopot in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sopot

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Gdansk
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci

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