2 weeks in Poland and the Czech Republic
Prague and the Czech Republic make for ideal rail companions. Both countries have safe and efficient trains that travel on beautifully scenic routes. If you have 2 weeks in Poland and the Czech Republic you can make it count with this itinerary.
If you’re looking for an introduction to Poland and the Czech Republic and you have two weeks to spend, you can’t go wrong with a Eurail Pass and this itinerary. There’s a wealth of history, natural beauty and architecture in these two countries that will have you coming back for more!
Days 1 - 3: Prague, the Czech Republic
Walk Charles Bridge and explore Prague Castle on the other side.
Soak up the atmosphere in and around the Old Town Square, and be sure to pay a visit to the famous Astronomical Clock.
Sample a few local beers at one of the city’s bars or clubs - there are dozens of beers and bars to choose from!
Day 4: Pilsen, the Czech Republic
Tour the historic underground of Plzeň - there are guided tours through this fascinating network of tunnels and storehouses.
Sample a fresh pilsner beer as close to the source as possible - at the world-famous Pilsner Urquell Brewery.
Want to learn more about West Bohemia? Visit the popular Museum of West Bohemia for insight into the region’s history.
Days 5 - 6: Český Krumlov, the Czech Republic
Tour the beautiful castle in this South Bohemian city.
View art from Austrian painter Egon Schiele at the Egon Schiele Art Centrum - it’s located in a beautiful 16th-century brewery.
Looking for some exercise? Take to the winding river in a canoe or kayak on a guided tour.
Days 7 - 8: Olomouc, the Czech Republic
Explore the Old Town on foot - in many ways it’s a miniature of Prague, complete with its own astronomical clock.
Head to one of the vibrant student-dominated beer gardens, or go underground for tea in one of the town’s numerous tea houses.
There’s a beautiful green belt around the outskirts of the town that you can explore on bike and foot.
Days 9 - 11: Krakow, Poland
Start with a tour of the medieval town square in the centre of Kraków - you can explore it alone or with one of the free walking tours.
Visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory - it's now a museum detailing the sombre history of both Kraków and Poland.
Take a day trip to Auschwitz concentration camp - it provides important insight into the horrors of the Holocaust. You can reach Auschwitz by train in 2 hours, or join an organised day trip.
Days 12 - 14: Warsaw, Poland
Walk Warsaw Old Town - it was completely devastated during the war, but has been painstakingly restored.
Relax in one of the city’s legendary green spaces - there are several parks worth exploring. In Summer, keep an eye out for weekly Chopin concerts at Łazienki Park.
Sample traditional Polish fare in one of the city’s milk bars.