Best Destinations to visit in Poland
Discover the best places to visit in Poland during your stay in this country as colourful as it is unforgettable. Stroll through the streets of Warsaw, the famous Polish capital, probably the best destination for a weekend trip. Treat yourself to a nature getaway by visiting the Tatra Mountains. Travel in the traditional and floral universe of Zalipie and its painted houses. Cycle in the middle of nature in Hel, Gdansk, Sopot or enjoy fine sandy beaches during your stay in Poland.
Find inspiration among this ranking of the best destinations to visit in Poland and book your flights, your accommodation as well as your tours and activities in Poland and discover the Best Places to visit in Poland.
Warsaw is a city that defies all stereotypes. Poland’s capital has an unusual history but is at the same time a dynamic and modern city - it oozes energy. It surprises and delights those who choose to visit it.
Situated in the heart of Europe, Warsaw is the ideal destination for a weekend trip. It can be reached in just a few hours and getting around town is easy thanks to excellent public transport. Importantly, tourists feel safe here and are welcomed by the locals.
A must-see is the Old Town, which along with the Royal Castle has been included on the UNESCO world heritage list. The Old Town charms with its beauty and is the perfect place to get to know the city’s history, though Warsaw has much more to offer.
Green space covers almost half the city. Its beautiful and extensive parks entice people to relax and the Vistula river running through the centre is a popular place among residents for active recreation and meeting up. The river’s wild bank is a habitat for many species of birds and it enables unhampered contact with nature.
Warsaw will not disappoint lovers of good cuisine. The numerous food bars, wonderful patisseries, elegant restaurants and culinary festivals are enough to make your head spin. And it’s worth adding that Warsaw is recognised as one of the world’s most vegan-friendly cities.
It is also a great city for culture. Modern museums, art galleries, concerts and music festivals as well as other interesting events make Warsaw a real cultural capital. It’s impossible to get bored there.
Where to stay: “Golden Tulip Warsaw Centre". Guest have free access to the hotel's sauna and fitness room.
Pomerania - Poland
There are only good reasons to visit Gdansk this year. You have ranked Gdansk among the Most beautiful ferris wheels in Europe, Best Christmas Lights but also the Best destinations to visit in Autumn. Gdansk is for sure one of the best places to visit during your stay in Poland.
After a visit to the colourful city centre go to the beach located a few minutes from the centre. Visit the Park Reagana and the "Port Brzezno Park" with their playgrounds, the little train but also zip-lines.
Take a boat trip to the Hel Peninsula and play on its long sandy beaches, it is one of the most beautiful beaches in Poland. Finally Gdansk is home to the largest Zoo in Poland where your children can see animals from all over the world.
How to get there: Book your flights to Gdansk.
Where to stay: "Hilton Gdansk" located in Gdansk's old town.
3. Tatra Mountains
Escape to the Tatra Mountains and discover the most beautiful landscapes in Poland. This mountain range creates a natural border between Poland and Slovakia with, in each country, a national park which protects these exceptional sites.
We come here in winter to ski and in summer to hike, to observe the wild nature, marmots, chamoix and even lynxes and bears! Beach wood forests await you after bike tours in the Tatra Mountains (230 km of mountain bike trails). Are you going in winter? Zakopane will be your destination, it is the best ski resort in Poland.
For lovers of nature, wide open spaces, for the beauty of its landscapes, during your stay in Poland do not miss to visit the Tatra Mountains.
Book your flights to Krakow (2h30 by car) as well as your accommodation in Poland and your tours and activities in Poland such as a "From Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Springs with hotel pickup".
How to get there: Book your flights to Krakow (2h30 by car).
Where to stay: "Smrekowa Polana Resort & Spa". Located in central Zakopane.
Situated in southern Poland, Krakow is one of the country’s most ancient cities and its former capital and a real pearl in its crown. The city lies on the banks of the Vistula River which is called the Queen of Polish Rivers.
The town is filled with monuments and is impossible to visit in just one day to experience the emotions this city can evoke. Its unique atmosphere has inspired artists and writers. Visitors fall in love with Krakow and all wish they could come back some day. The city’s rich cultural and artistic life contributes to this fascination as much as the genuine character of its streets and little squares lined with restaurants serving local delicacies.
The range of accommodation and gastronomic services is very wide and easily available, which makes planning a trip to Krakow very straightforward. It is also a base from where to visit southern Poland. Zakopane, called “the mountain capital” of Poland and Wroclaw are within easy distance from Krakow.
Where to stay: "Warszauer Hotel" is a small luxury boutique hotel.
5. Hel Peninsula
Pomerania - Poland
After a flight to Gdansk, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, take your rental car to "Hel Peninsula", which despite its name is a paradise on earth.
This huge strip of sand (35 km long, 30 metres up to 3 km wide), offers travellers millions of square metres. If you are either idle or active, Hel is made for you. We recommend you rent a bike to discover all the beauty of this unique peninsula in Europe. If you have time and for the more athletic ones we recommend a bike trip on the Polish coast. Rent a bike in Świnoujście and join Hel Peninsula (20 hours by bike, 4 to 5 days with stops along the coast).
Poland is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe and the Hel Peninsula is one of the jewels of pure nature and freedom in Europe.
How to get there: Book your flights to Gdansk (1h15 by car).
Where to stay: "Hothel" is a paradise accommodation on Hel Peninsula.
Poznan is ranked among the best Christmas markets in Europe and Poland but also among the best destinations to visit in Europe, Best destinations to live if you want to leave the USA, Poznan is one of the best places to visit in Poland.
Poznan is Poland's 5th largest city and one of its oldest. Situated halfway between Warsaw and Berlin, it combines a unique heritage with rich cultural offer, lively atmosphere and spirit of entrepreneurship.
This is the very place where Polish statehood was born in the 10th century. Among the must-see attractions you will find Stary Rynek (The Old Market Square). With its magnificent Renaissance Town Hall and Billy Goats it has remained the city’s biggest attraction since the 13th century.
How to get there: Book your flights to Poznan.
Where to stay: “Hampton by Hilton". 5minutes walk from Old Market Square.
During your stay in Krakow be sure to visit the village of Zalipie (70 km from Krakow).
It is to the artist Felicja Curylowa that we owe most of the floral paintings on the white cottages with thatched roofs of Zalipie. The house of this Polish folk artist is now open to the public as an open-air museum. She also painted the interior of the "Wierzynek" restaurant in Krakow and her colourful floral motifs have often been reproduced around the world (mainly in China).
Felicja Curylowa painted on all types of support, on everything that came to her hands such as carpets, plaster, objects. This artist made Zalipie world famous for nature and art lovers.
Where to stay: "Hotel Senacki". Overlooking the 17th century church of St Peter and Paul.
Lower Silesia - Poland
Wroclaw is an amazing city, the "wow" effect is guaranteed! Wroclaw has the energy of Berlin, the youth of Lisbon or Barcelona, trendy bars like Amsterdam, an exceptional architecture that could make you think of Bruges or Vienna, ... but in fact, Wroclaw is incomparable, Wroclaw is Wroclaw and that’s all.
Girls in Wroclaw are chic, rock, trendy, both elegant and quirky. Boys can look more sober but they're stylish and very often sporty and fashionable. In any case, they all meet at night in trendy, affordable bars that provide good food (sometimes organic) and local beers.
One in six people you meet in the streets of Wroclaw is a student. Whether on a bike, on foot, in bars or in parks, they are everywhere and that's a good thing: they provide freshness and dynamism to the city.
How to get there: Book your flights to Wroclaw.
Where to stay: "SleepWalker Boutique Suites" located in Wroclaw's Old Town
Zulawy region Poland
Elblag is one of the most beautiful destinations in Poland, a secret destination less known than its neighbour Gdansk but just as interesting for lovers of history, architecture or simply those who want to take a city break off the beaten track to discover an authentic and terribly charming destination.
Considered one of the oldest cities in Poland, Elblag owes its economic development to its port connected to the ports of Gdansk and Amsterdam. If you like port cities, Elblag is for you. The development of Elblag dates back to the time of the Teutonic Order, which initiated many constructions in Elblag from the 13th century. Partly destroyed after the Second World War, the city was reborn from its ashes by faithfully rebuilding its most beautiful buildings.
Dynamic and sparkling, it is a student city and an important financial centre in Europe. Last but not least beer enthusiasts will be delighted to learn that Elblag does not only have museums and churches, but is also known for being home to the largest brewery in Poland.
Polish beers are very famous, refreshing and light; enjoy them with a meal on a terrace in one of the squares in the historic centre of Elblag.
Where to stay: "Focus Hotel Premium Elblag". Featuring free access to the indoor pool.
During your stay in Poland do not miss to visit Bydgoczsz, one of the best places to visit in Poland. If you like to think outside the box and discover real cities and real people and have real experiences, Bydgoszcz is for you.
There are dozens of unusual places you will only see in Bydgoszcz like its incredible cathedral, probably the most beautiful Gothic church in Europe. The inside of the church is an explosion of colours. Take a walk along the photogenic Brda River or relax on the Mill Island or go paddling.
Looking for another place to blow up your Instagram account? Visit the Museum of Soap and History of dirt, do not hesitate to book your tour in advance, this museum attracts visitors from all over the world.
Bydgoszcz is exactly what you need for an unforgettable city break. Trendy bars and numerous traditional or trendy restaurants await you as well as hotels at affordable prices.
How to get there: Book your flights to Bydgoczsz
During your stay in Poland make sure to visit Niedzica, ranked among the best places to visit in Poland it is known for its castle but also its river beach. 2 hours by car (or public transport) from Krakow, Niedzica is a perfect nature escape during your stay in Poland.
On the border with Slovakia, Niedzica offers spectacular views of the Tatra Mountains, High Tatras and White Tatra peaks. Part of Hungary, then belonged to Slovakia, Niedzica has been one of the most beautiful destinations in Poland for 80 years now.
Book your flights to Krakow, your accommodation in Niedzica as well as your tours and activities such as a "From Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting with Hotel Pickup".
How to get there: Book your flights to Krakow (2h by car or public transport).
Where to stay: If you are staying in Krakow, "Hotel Jan" is situated 100 m from the Main Market Square.
Located just 20 minutes from Gdansk, Sopot is a perfect destination for a wellness getaway. Walks, massages, idleness, nature, are the ingredients for a perfect stay, as a couple, with family or friends in Sopot.
Want another reason to stay in Sopot? Its wooden pier has been ranked among the most beautiful piers in Europe!
Formerly in German "Marienwerder", in Old Prussian "Kwedina", "Kwidzyn" is one of the best places to visit in Poland. Located in northern Poland, Kwidzyn is renowned for its medieval castle and Cathedral, listed as Historic Monuments of Poland.
Want another good reason to visit Kwidzyn? It is the city in Poland with the lowest crime and unemployment rate, probably thanks to the many sports and associative infrastructures for young people.
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