Poland Vacations

During the last century, Poland has gone through the wringer in terms of national catastrophes and hardship, from the horrors of WWII to domination by the iron fist of the Soviet Union; yet, miraculously the country has risen like a phoenix from the ashes to reconstruct its culture and economy, and is now a top travel destination. Poland’s rich ... Read more
natural beauty surprises many first-time visitors. The Dunajec River Gorge not only presents captivating views and sheer rock faces rising hundreds of feet, but also impressive rafting and canoeing. In northern Poland lies the Masurian Lakeland, where over 2,000 lakes create a mosaic of natural beauty where visitors can enjoy a variety of nature of activities or stroll around the historic town of Mikolajki. Check out the epic ruins of the Teutonic Order’s Malbork Castle, the largest brick gothic castle in the world. Similarly, the cities of Krakow and Wroclaw have fantastic historical centers dating back to the medieval period, must sees for any traveler. For an authentic Polish meal try out a bar Mleczny (milk bar), where members of all Poland’s social strata enjoy cheap, delicious food together.

Poland places to stay and top hotels

Poland things to do and experiences

  • Main Square, Kraków  (Rynek Główny)
    9.258 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Historic Site, Landmark, Plaza
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  • Wawel Castle
    8.954 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
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  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
    9.737 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark
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  • Historic Centre of Warsaw
    9.235 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Outdoors, Historic Site, Bar, Beer Garden, Cocktail Bar, Karaoke Bar, Nightclub, Pub
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In general, the best time to visit Poland is in the summer when the temperatures are warm and national parks and popular attractions are open for visitors. Things quiet down as the temperatures cool in autumn, ... Read more
and by winter, cold temperatures and snow have shut down many of the museums and castles in Poland’s smaller towns. In other areas, winter tells a different story: snow brings skiers and snowboarders to the country’s mountain resorts, while Krakow gets all dolled up for the holidays. Spring is late to arrive, and can be fickle with warmer days followed by winter conditions. If you’re visiting over Easter, be sure to book in advance since places fill up fast.

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LGBTQ Tips

The main advice travelers gave for Poland was to 'not engage in any PDA', while noted that 'young people are very open minded,' you may also encounter 'homophobic locals' in this Catholic country.

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compile safety tips for this destination. While no one destination is ever completely safe or unsafe, our hope is that this information will allow users to make their own decisions with better information.

Poland reviews & trip reports

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    History Buffs
  • 8.7
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 7.5
    Art & Design Lovers
  • 7.5
    Adventure Travelers
  • 6.3
    Family Travelers

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Poland got my attention during my first Europe trip. It's well developed but still authentic country to travel. Even a big city like Wroclaw was charmingly authentic and pleasant. I enjoyed the encounter with the locals at milkbars. Train ins a great way to travel.

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Menlo Park, California, USA

ICE YACHTING:

Sailors have always been known as a hearty breed. But now we can also think of them as diehard creatives committed to their sport. Frozen lake? No problem. When you need to sail, you just need to sail. And thus, a new sport is born. Something akin to a sailboat on a large pair of ice skates, ice yachters glide across large frozen landscapes at record speeds. The sport dates back centuries in Europe, but today's modern clubs have come into great popularity in a variety of winter-heavy locations in North America as well. These days there's serious competition arising among annual regattas from Canada and the United States to Poland, Russia and beyond.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

A huge country with relatively few tourists, Poland is a great place to explore. Poles are very warm people and their food is delicious. Krakow is the tourist's favorite, but Wroclaw is nice city as well. Warsaw is quite unappreciated. And there are plenty of other historic cities to visit as well as mountains for hiking and skiing in the south.

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Tampa
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One of the undiscovered and most underrated destinations in Europe. Friendly people, great boutique hotels, great prices. The last real value in Europe.

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San Jose, California, USA

A lot of history!

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Almería, Spain

Wonderful prades and lovely people

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Stirling, United Kingdom

Wraclaw Gowry train station

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Gorlice

zapraszamy

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Bangkok, Thailand

poland is a huge country.

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Shanghai, China

狗屁狗屁!!!!

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