4 days in Poland & Lviv Itinerary

4 days in Poland & Lviv Itinerary

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4 days in Poland & Lviv Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Warsaw, Poland
— Few hours
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rzeszow, Poland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Lviv, Ukraine
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Warsaw trip maker site .

Istanbul, Turkey to Warsaw is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Warsaw. Traveling from Istanbul in January, you will find days in Warsaw are a bit cooler (0°C), and nights are cooler (-5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy) ©
Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy)

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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.
On the 12th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Krakow travel app .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rzeszow.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites
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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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Rzeszow, Poland

Rzeszow ©
Rzeszów is the largest city in southeastern Poland, with a population of 187,208 . On the 13th (Mon), admire the striking features of Wille secesyjne, then get a sense of history and politics at Ratusz Rzeszow (Town Hall in Rzeszow), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Bazylika Wniebowziecia NajSwietszej Marii Panny.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rzeszow trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Krakow to Rzeszow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Rzeszow, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Rzeszow

Historic Sites
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Ratusz Rzeszow (Town Hall in Rzeszow) ©
Wille secesyjne ©
Wille secesyjne

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Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv ©
Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Lychakiv Cemetery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally make a trip to Rynok Square.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Lviv vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Rzeszow to Lviv takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Rzeszow to Lviv, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Lviv are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Lychakiv Cemetery ©
Lychakiv Cemetery
Rynok Square ©
Rynok Square
Old Town ©
Old Town

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