Interesting places to visit in Poland

Interesting places to visit in Poland
Places to See in Poland
Looking for interesting places to visit in Poland?

If Poland stands out for one thing, it’s got to be beautiful architecture, great castles, pretty squares, lovely parks and its many UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Torun's Old Town (pictured).

Poland is simply a breathtaking country, and not just culturally. Poland’s countryside is beautiful, and there over 20 national parks scattered throughout the country such as the Ojców National Park, just north of Krakow.

Poland is one of my top ten vacation spots in Europe, and no matter where you go in the country, you’ll fall in love with every bit of it!

Here it’s some of the top places to visit during your vacation in Poland:


Torun is located north of the country and a few hours drive northwest of Warsaw. If you love watching beautiful buildings, Torun is filled with stunning gothic churches and houses.

Torun’s old town is a gem to stroll and it’s not surprising that this part of the city has been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Torun’s old town is actually one of the most beautiful medieval towns with the best preserved city walls in Europe.

You’ll love marveling at the city walls and the impressive and colorful facades while on a walking tour.

A few interesting places you don’t want to miss in Torun are the Old Town Hall museum, the house of Nicholas Copernicus, the ruins of the Teutonic Knihgts castle, Dąbski Palace, Klasztorna Gate and Torun Cathedral.

If you’re visiting Torun on a short trip, Torun Cathedral and the house of Nicholas Copernicus are two of the most interesting places to visit in Poland, and two attractions worth passing by.


Krakow is, without a doubt, the heart of Poland and one of the top eastern European cities to visit because of Krakow’s stunning historic buildings, palaces, sculptures, theaters and churches.

Krakow is one of the oldest cities in Europe, and one of the best places in Poland to soak in Polish culture and marvel at authentic Polish architecture.

Krakow’s historic center is one of the most interesting places to visit in Poland and it’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Krakow’s historic center includes the Jewish Quarter and the Old Town which is the most lively and vibrant parts of Krakow.

Day and night, Krakow’s old town is a joy to walk because of the pleasant atmosphere, many side-walk cafes, beautiful buildings, pubs, clubs, horse-drawn carriage tours and museums.

A few museums worth checking out while in Krakow include the Krakow National Museum, the Old Theatre Museum and the Archdiocesan Museum.

Lastly, if you’re looking for a compelling experience, you can take a side trip to infamous Auschwitz Nazi camp, outside of Krakow.


Katowice is located northwest of Krakow, around 50 minutes drive, and it’s a great place to visit if you’re looking for day trip opportunities from Krakow.

Katowice is characterized by high rise tall concrete buildings, churches, many squares and many monuments such as the statue of John Paul II.

Katowice is a cultural city filled with many art galleries, cinemas, museums, theaters and parks such as Silesian Central Park, which boasts a zoological garden, a planetarium and amusement park.

The Silesian Museum and the Upper Silesian Ethnographic Park are two of the top attractions and two of the most interesting places to visit Poland.

The Upper Silesian Ethnographic Park, in particular, is one of the best attractions in my opinion as it’s an open-air museum that recreates a typical 18th century polish village, including water mills and wind mills. An amazing place!


The city of Warsaw is truly one of Poland’s hidden gems and one destination you can’t afford to miss during your vacation in Poland.

Warsaw is characterized by its soviet style architecture, many churches, palaces and monuments depicting war times.

Warsaw’s Old Town is the heart of the city and one of the most interesting places to visit in Poland because of the vibrant atmosphere and amazing landmarks such as Warsaw Fortress and its impressive defensive walls.

A few other interesting places in Warsaw include the Palace of Culture and Science, the Royal Castle Museum and Namiestnikowski Palace.

The Palace of Culture and Science is a cool place to visit because of the observation platform; while the Royal Castle is simply a breathtaking place to visit because of the stunning works of art and beautiful furnishings.


A visit to Poland wouldn’t be complete without exploring Poland’s Baltic coast, and what better place to base yourself than Gdansk?

Gdansk is one of the most popular cheap summer destinations in Europe. Gdansk doesn’t only boast many beautiful buildings and exceptional architecture but also interesting history, as the first shots of World War II rang out in Gdansk.

If you’re a history buff, you’ll love taking one of Gdansk history tours and visiting the Roads to Freedom Exhibition to check out war memorabilia like old black and white photos.

Some of my favorite places to visit in Gdansk are the SS Soldek museum ship, Crooked House and Gdansk Harbour which boasts a massive 500 year-old crane. There are many attractions worth checking out in Gdansk, so you’ll need two days at least to explore it all.

A visit to Gdansk can easily be the highlight of your vacation in Poland so, be sure to add it to the list of interesting places to visit in Poland.

Gdansk is also a popular place to base a vacation in Poland because of the city’s ferry connections to southern Sweden. There is a daily ferry connection to the Swedish port town of Nynashamn, which is located 50 minutes drive south of Stockholm.

See. Interesting places to visit in Slovakia
Beautiful places in Europe
7 Things to do on a Trip to Slovakia
Best European Theme Parks
Things to do in Eastern Europe
Must see places in Eastern Europe
Tourist Sites in Finland
Interesting places to visit in Slovenia
Interesting places to visit in Sweden
Interesting places to visit in Finland
Interesting places to visit in Latvia
Interesting places to visit in Serbia