60 days in Finland & Poland Itinerary

60 days in Finland & Poland Itinerary

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60 days in Finland & Poland Itinerary

Start: Townsville, Australia
Fly:  29​h
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Koli National Park, Finland
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Vaasa, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
4
Gdansk, Poland
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Wroclaw, Poland
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Zakopane, Poland
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Krakow, Poland
— 9 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Warsaw, Poland
— 9 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Townsville, Australia


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6
nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Pack the 4th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker site .

Townsville, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Townsville in July, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

6
nights
Koli National Park, Finland

Koli National Park ©
Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park online trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

2
nights
Vaasa, Finland

Vaasa ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vaasa: Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki), Powerpark (in Harma) and Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari). Spend a day of island exploring on the 15th (Mon) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Vaasa sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Saltkaret, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Seinajoki Library, Powerpark
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Saltkaret ©
Saltkaret

8
nights
Gdansk, Poland

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gdansk side-trips: Malbork Castle Museum (in Malbork) and Sacred Heart Church (in Stegna). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), have some family-friendly fun at Room of Plenty, and see the interesting displays at European Solidarity Centre.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gdansk online visit planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vaasa to Gdansk. Traveling from Vaasa to Gdansk, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Gdansk, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sacred Heart Church, Malbork Castle Museum
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Oliwa Park ©
Oliwa Park
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
European Solidarity Centre ©
European Solidarity Centre

7
nights
Wroclaw, Poland

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Churches of Peace (in Jawor), Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) (in Swidnica) and Stolowe Mountain National Park (in Kudowa-Zdroj). On the 27th (Sat), plan a day focused around Rynek. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Wroclaw's Dwarfs, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get a sense of history and politics at Wroclaw Town Hall, and find something for the whole family at GOjump Park Trampolin - Najwiekszy w Polsce.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Wroclaw itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Wroclaw takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Gdansk, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wroclaw, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Zakopane.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Churches of Peace, Stolowe Mountain National Park, Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy), Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu
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Stolowe Mountain National Park ©
Stolowe Mountain National Park
Rynek
Rynek
Wroclaw's Dwarfs ©
Wroclaw's Dwarfs

7
nights
Zakopane, Poland

Zakopane ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tatra National Park (The Black Pond, Lake Morskie Oko, & more), Pieniński Park Narodowy (in Szczawnica) and Babiogorski National Park (in Zawoja). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Gubalowka, take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of Five Lakes, hike along Orla Perc Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Koscielisko Valley.

Plan a Zakopane trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Wroclaw to Zakopane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Zakopane when traveling from Wroclaw in August, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Krakow.

Things to do in Zakopane

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tatra National Park, Pieniński Park Narodowy, Babiogorski National Park
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Lake Morskie Oko ©
Lake Morskie Oko
Gubalowka ©
Gubalowka
Pieniński Park Narodowy ©
Pieniński Park Narodowy

9
nights
Krakow, Poland

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.
Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 14th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, explore the fascinating underground world of Wieliczka Salt Mine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, and take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Krakow trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Zakopane to Krakow in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Krakow sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine

9
nights
Warsaw, Poland

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 museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science, and examine the collection at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Warsaw trip planner .

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Warsaw are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

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