57 days in Poland, Italy & New York City Itinerary

57 days in Poland, Italy & New York City Itinerary

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57 days in Poland, Italy & New York City Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Warsaw, Poland
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Krakow, Poland
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Mandello del Lario, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
8
New York City, United States
— 22 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia

5
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Katyn Museum has been added to your itinerary. Old Town and Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski) will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at The National Museum in Warsaw and Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego. Go for a jaunt from Warsaw to Lodz to see Piotrkowska Street about 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, get into the urban bustle at Rynek Starego Miasta, make a trip to Nowy Swiat, and get curious at Geological Museum - National Research Institute.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Warsaw trip itinerary planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Warsaw is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Warsaw. In February, Warsaw is colder than Sydney - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Piotrkowska Street
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Katyn Museum ©
Katyn Museum
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

10
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. For shopping fun, head to Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) or The Bishop Erazm Ciolek Palace - National Museum in Krakow. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, have fun and explore at HistoryLand, contemplate the long history of Wawel Royal Castle, and examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Krakow trip planner.

Take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Krakow are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Milan sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Milan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, Milan is somewhat warmer than Krakow - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mandello del Lario.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

3
nights
Mandello del Lario, Italy

Mandello del Lario ©
Mandello del Lario is an Italian town and comune in the province of Lecco, in Lombardy, on the Como Lake.Since 1921, Mandello del Lario has been home to Moto Guzzi—the Italian motorcycle manufacturer, now a subsidiary of Piaggio & Co. Do your shopping at Chiosco Villa Carlotta and Abele Experientia Artis. Museum-lovers will appreciate i Giardini di Villa Melzi and Villa Carlotta. There's still lots to do: stop by Gelateria Dulcis in Fundo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Beata Vergine del Fiume, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mandello del Lario tour site .

Traveling by car from Florence to Mandello del Lario takes 4.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Mandello del Lario can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Mandello del Lario

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Bellagio
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Chiosco Villa Carlotta ©
Chiosco Villa Carlotta
i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Doge's Palace and Campo del Ghetto. Head to Giudecca 795 Art Gallery and European Cultural Centre - Palazzo Morafor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and shop like a local with Segni nel Tempo antiquarian bookshop.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Venice driving holiday planner .

Drive from Mandello del Lario to Venice in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to M.G. Design or Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, take a stroll through Oltrarno, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Florence, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza Navona and Pantheon. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the exciting artwork at Soqquadro APS, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

22
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or Seaport District NYC. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Times Square, browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, and take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online tour builder .

Traveling by flight from Rome to New York City takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Rome to New York City due to the time zone difference. In March, New York City is a bit cooler than Rome - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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