28 days in Poland, Japan & Moscow Itinerary

28 days in Poland, Japan & Moscow Itinerary

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Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 6 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
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Krakow, Poland

— 5 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, and don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow road trip app.

Budapest, Hungary to Krakow is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. January in Krakow sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:

Warsaw, Poland

— 6 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science, take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and see the interesting displays at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Warsaw trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 27:

Hiroshima, Japan

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Itsukushima Shrine) and Mizuho Highland (in Ohnan-cho). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Warsaw to Hiroshima in 16.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Warsaw to Hiroshima. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Warsaw in January: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 11°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:

Kyoto, Japan

— 4 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Step out of Kyoto to go to Osaka and see Universal Studios Japan, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take a stroll through Arashiyama, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Kyoto sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 4:

Tokyo, Japan

— 4 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo Disneyland in Maihama, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fukagawa Edo Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo journey builder website.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In February in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 8:

Moscow, Russia

— 4 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Step out of Moscow to go to Sharapovo and see FREEZONE, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Red Square, steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, stroll around Patriarch's Pond, and admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Moscow vacation planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Moscow in 13.5 hours. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in February: highs in Moscow hover around -2°C, while lows dip to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 12:

Poland travel guide

4.6
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.

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.