Dating back more than a thousand years, Poland’s history is one of periods of stability and prosperity followed by catastrophe and remarkable survival. These days it is a model of progress, with a booming economy and thriving tourism scene. Hot spots like Krakow draw the biggest crowds but Poland’s natural beauty, complete with vast forests and lakes, is equally as enticing.
If you’re visiting for an outdoor adventure or to get to know rural Poland, then spring is the perfect time to visit. Days are bright and the wild flowers in bloom, showing off the country at its natural best.
Summer is high tourism season along the northern Baltic coast, when the resorts throng with people.
Fall maybe the best time to fly if you want a full spread of the country’s attractions. The cultural seasons kick off in the cities and rich colors dominate the forests. As it’s after high season, it also means flights and accommodation prices can be lower. However, cities like Krakow and Gdansk are very popular city break destinations throughout the year so avoid weekends for lower air fares.
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Some of Poland’s larger cities have multiple airports so it may be cheaper to fly to one over another. To see if you can save, select the ‘Nearby airports’ button underneath the search bar.
As many of Poland’s cities are increasingly popular city break destinations, it may also be cheaper to avoid flying around weekends. If you don’t have set dates for travel you can click the ‘Show flexible dates’ button above your search results to see other cheap flights to Poland.
Poland’s largest and busiest airport, Chopin handles about 40% of all the air traffic coming in and out of the country. There are approximately 300 scheduled flights every day, connecting the city to a global network of destinations, serving around 16 million passengers annually.
Located around seven miles from the city, Krakow Airport sees around six million people a year pass through its doors, mostly on their way to visit the city and surrounding attractions. It is the second busiest air hub in the country and has seen a large amount of development in recent years.
Named after former shipyard worker, Lech Walesa helped to bring down communism and later became Poland’s president, the airport serves the port city of Gdansk. Around 4.6 million passengers a year fly in and out.
Numerous international carriers run regular cheap services to a range of Poland’s airports.
Poland’s national carrier LOT has daily domestic flights around many of Poland’s major cities, making it a quick and easy way to see more of the country.
The train network has seen vast improvements in recent years, with most cities linked by modern, comfortable and high-speed services. However, the upgrades haven’t reached every line so for some regional journeys, expect trains that have barely been upgraded since the communist days.
Poland has a well-developed network of private bus routes, which in many cases are cheaper and faster than train travel. The road network, like the trains, has been much improved since the turn of the millennium and driving is now safe and relatively straightforward.
Perhaps the jewel in Poland’s crown, this southern city was locked away behind the Iron Curtain and little known in the west. When communism fell, the city opened its doors to millions of visitors, who discovered cobbled streets and elegant colorful buildings. It’s also worth taking the tram out to Nova Huta, built as a socialist utopia and still home to more than 200,000 people.
Due to the events of WWII, Warsaw may not have the beauty and charm of Krakow but it is still a bustling and exciting city. A young and artistic crowd are turning it into a hip place to be, making use of run down areas to spark urban regeneration.
This busy industrial port also houses an elegant old town complete with ornate tall buildings. The city’s recent history is fascinating, being the place where the Solidarity movement started leading to the downfall of communism.
As it forms part of the Schengen Agreement, US citizens may enter Poland for a period of up to 90 days.