How to plan a vacation to Poland

Wroclaw by night

Wroclaw by night ©TijsB/Flick

Although Poland is a less known tourist destination, the country can boast of spectacular scenery and architectural treasures that are worth of being visited. From castles and palaces to parks and ancient towns, Poland is a perfect holiday destination for the lovers of nature and history.

Poland is a country that offers an unforgettable time for every tourist because of all sorts of interesting activities. If you plan to spend your holiday there, follow the steps below and you’ll know how to plan a vacation to Poland.

 

The Polish emblem is a white eagle on a red background. The red and the white are the colors of the Polish flag as well. The official language of the country is the Polish but people also speak English, Russian and German. The local currency is the zloty (PLN). 1 PLN = 0.32 USD

When should you visit Poland?

The tourist season begins in May and lasts until September. If you want to visit Poland in its warm months, you have to go in May or June. It is the best time to enjoy the Polish coast. If you are fond of skiing and want to go to the mountain resorts, the best time for this sport is from December to March.

Water sports in Poland

Water sports in Poland ©PolandMFA/Flick

The Polish Climate

The climate is maritime and continental, depending on the region. In summer the temperatures are high, but you can be prepared for the rain. The maximum average temperature in the warm season is 32 C degrees and the minimal winter temperatures can decrease to -20 degrees C. Because of the temperature variations is good to pack thin and warm clothes as well.

The Pieniny Mountains in Poland

The Pieniny Mountains in Poland ©PolandMFA/Flick

Accommodation in Poland

Poland offers a wide range of accommodation options. The lowest prices you can find in hostels. Campsites are another option, but this type of areas offer decent conditions. There are rooms rented by locals, villas, self catering apartments, and luxury hotels. A hostel room in Katowice is around 8 to 15 euros per night depending on the time period.

Wroclaw by night

Wroclaw by night ©TijsB/Flick

Polish Sights

A holiday in Poland includes a wide range of activities that can satisfy the most diverse tastes: horse riding, paragliding, kayaking, sailing, skiing, fishing, biking, hunting and many others. There are also spas, many of them being in southern Poland. The Natural Parks have spectacular scenery with mountains, rivers and some rare species of animals.

Some of the most popular cities for tourists in Poland are Krakow, Katowice, Gdynia, Gdansk, and Zakopane. The most important beaches are located on the Baltic Sea coast near Gdansk. Water sports are practiced here, but also on the Great Lakes as the Zarnowieckie.

The city of Krakow

The city of Krakow ©Giorgio Tomassetti/Flick

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