Do you live in Warsaw and you have the feeling that you do not know Poland well enough, but never have time to do any sightseeing…?
I have some good news for you: there are plenty of places that you can visit within just one day! Poland is not a huge country, so of course you could also do a one-day trip to any other city like Cracow, Gdansk or Wrocław… however, I would highly recommend you to take some more time (at least two days) to get to know those cities! There are many other places around Warsaw that you can visit even within a couple of hours.
Here are my 5 ideas for a perfect one-day trip from Warsaw:
It is a small city to the east of Warsaw, located on the bank of Vistula river and not far away from Lublin. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful towns in Poland! It is very colourful, with a really “romantic” architecture, which makes it one of the most picturesque places in the country.
You can get there by buses which go from e.g. Dworzec Centralny in Warsaw (you can buy tickets for around 20-30 PLN at https://www.e-podroznik.pl) and the journey will last around 3 hours. Once you’re in Kazimierz Dolny, everything is within the walking distance.
This village is located about 50 km west from Warsaw, and is famous mainly for one thing: it is the birthplace of Fryderyk Chopin, a Polish pianist and composer. The house he was born in is now a museum that you can visit from Tuesday till Sunday, from 9:00 am till 6:00/8:00 pm. Tickets cost 23 PLN and include entrance to the museum and a park surrounding it. There are also concerts organized on weekends.
It is a large forest complex located west of Warsaw, most of which constitutes a part of Kampinos National Park. A place where you can enjoy peace and nature! Simply choose one of the routes from the map…
…and choose your starting point yourself and go for a long walk!
Pałac w Nieborowie
Nieborów Palace is an aristocratic residence that dates back to 17th century. Inside the palace, there is residential museum of interiors from the period of 17th to 19th century, and outside – there are two impressive parks.
The museum is open from Tuesday till Sunday, usually from 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. Check out more information here.
Yes, Łódź is on the list, in spite of being the 3rd largest city in Poland. Why? Łódź is said to be “the Manchester of Poland”, and the common opinion is that… there is not much to see there! Many will disagree (including me – I am from Łódź! It has a very rich cultural heritage), but to tell you the truth: an average tourist will be able to get to know and enjoy the city with just a few hours.
Take a train going from Warszawa Centralna to Dworzec Łódź Fabryczna – it will take you around 1.5 hours to get there. Once you’re there, take a walk along Piotrkowska Street, visit Manufaktura – one of the largest shopping centers in Europe, built in a former textile factory – and maybe also walk around the Księży Młyn district.
Do you know of any other places around Warsaw that are worth visiting? Share them in the comments!
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