It may not be the first European destination you think of but Poland is a fabulous tourist destination worth exploring!
Here are the top destinations to put on a Poland vacation.
Top Destinations in Poland which are worth a visit!
Krakow is a city full of rich culture and diversity.
Krakow has a long and rather sad history. It is this history that makes that place such an interesting place to visit.
From the amazing old town centre, to the Jewish Quarter to Wawill Hill, there are so many amazing things to see in Krakow.
If you feel like venturing a little outside the city, Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp a 1.5 bus ride outside Krakow.
Here you can see a somber recount of Poland’s recent history during the Nazi occupation in WW2.
If you don’t have time for a full day outing, you can hear about the horrible things that happened in WW2 on a Krakow Free Walking Tour.
On this tour they will take you to places like the former Jewish Ghetto. The Jewish Ghetto is where the Jewish people of Krakow used to live before being taken to concentration camps.
There is no doubt why Krakow is rated one of the top destinations in Poland and why it made it to the very top of our list!
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Warsaw is a newer city in Poland with a stunning Old Town.
Warsaw was a city that needed to be totally rebuilt after the large majority of its historic centre was destroyed by Nazi troops.
If you make a visit to Warsaw you will notice how the city has managed to be rebuilt so perfectly in original style from scratch.
The best things to see in Warsaw include the Castle Square and the Palace of Culture and Science.
In the middle of the city is a wishing bell. Legend has it that if you make a wish while circling the bell, your wish will come true.
Worth a shot right?
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Gdansk – one of the top destinations in Poland
Many people site this beautiful city by the seaside in Poland as their absolute favourite place in the whole of Poland.
It is an absolutely stunning city after all being situated directly on the water
A famous pirate ship sails up and down the city and you can even take a ferry out to some of the stunning nearby islands.
On top of all this, there is an absolutely stunning Old Town Square and Cathedral in Gdansk.
If you are a shopaholic make sure you save some money to buy some Amber in Gdansk as it is one of the local specialities.
You can also put the purchase down to medical as I hear it has some healing properties!
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Another amazing city by the water in Poland is Wroclaw.
It is a beautiful city also known for its many magical gnomes that live in nocks and crannies around the city.
It is so much fun to go hunting for the magical gnomes while you are walking around the old town of Wroclaw.
They are only a recent addition to the city (being added in 2005). Nowadays, there are over 350 magical gnomes that live in the city of Wroclaw.
Aside from gnome hunting you will want to check out the gorgeous market square in Wroclaw.
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Another great place to visit in Poland is the city of Poznan.
This city could be known as the city of the fighting goats.
Why? Well in the centre of the city there is a fighting goat display daily where two little mechanical goats come out of the top of the clock and go at it.
Like most Polish cities Poznan also has a stunning historical city centre and if you are a food lover it is definitely one to visit as it is known for its donuts and croissants!
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If you are interested in history and the development of cities Lodz is a good city to visit
Lodz was part of the former Russian empire and was actually the biggest textile production center within it.
Sadly, this city actually lost half of its occupation during Nazi occupation in WW2.
If you are planning to visit Lodz, there is a seriously cool cinema themed hotel that is worth checking out.
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