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Comprehensive budget travel guide
to the European country of Poland

Discovering holiday destinations in Poland

Poland is one of Europe’s most fascinating countries. Steeped in history and tradition, Poland has developed a lot in the past 20 years. The economic development the country is going through will soon enough draw in even more international travelers. Beneath the polished surface we come across a cultural nation rooted in community valued and European hospitality. Poland is the land of stunning natural beauties; the idyllic mountains, quiet lakes, and vivid valley make it the perfect travel destination. There’s something for everyone here, and what’s even better is that prices are convenient for budget travelers.

City of Krakow, Poland

The cities

Whenever we think of Poland, the first cities that come to mind are Warsaw and Krakow. After World War II, Warsaw was severely damaged, so if you’re looking for ruins and natural sights, choose Krakow instead. The Medieval Town, for example, is a must-see. It somehow reminds travelers of that period, due to Schindler’s factory and Jewish Quarter located in close proximity. When exploring the Polish cities, it all depends on what you want to see. If you’re an avid hiker, you’ll love Zakopane in southern Krakow. The town is embedded in historic elements; the architecture is specific and Tatras mountain range dominates the scenery.

Mazurian Lake District

The stunning Mazurian Lake District is located north-east of Warsaw. The interconnected waterways includes several lakes: Niegocin, Sniardwy, and Mamry. All three are famous for supporting a wealth of activities, including sailing and kayaking. If you’re a water adventurer, you can spend your days exploring the rivers and lakes, and at night you can go boating. Entering the Mazurian Lake District can be done from Mikoajki or Gizycko regions. On Lake Niegocin’s northern shore you can rent a yacht and explore Sniardwy and Mamry lakes; that of course, if your budget allows you to do so.

Masurian Lake District in Poland

Kampinos National Park

Located in east-central Poland, right outside Warsaw, the beautiful Kampinos National Park is a great way to explore the Polish sights without spending a lot of money. The natural reservoir covers over 400 sq. km, making it one of the country’s best places to relax while admiring the wild habitats. Kampinos Forest is a core attraction. In 2000, it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and in spring and summer this woodland area is absolutely breathtaking.

Pomerania and Cuiavia

Summertime in Poland must be spend on the beach. The regions of Pomerania and Cuiavia are a must-see. Over 500 km of cliffs, dunes and golden sand coastlines are just waiting to be explored. However, in close proximity there are also many lakes and forests you can explore.The cities of Torun and Gdansk will wow you with their historic, old-fashioned allure. Cuiavia’s countryside is the perfect destination for a relaxing weekend far away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. Some amazing spas are located in the area, so make sure to book in advance to get the most convenient package.

Colourful sunset at sea

Budget planning

There’s so much to see and do in Poland without wasting a lot of money. Hostels cost about $30/night, and there are lots of eateries where you can have lunch and dinner for as little as $10. Before departure, you are advised to book flights and accommodation in advance. Make a plan and settle on a budget for the main attractions. Auschwitz is free and entering the Wieliczka Salt Mines costs about $16/person. Hiking Tatras Mountain is also free of charge, just like most countryside areas and parks around the country.

Poland is one of the most underrated travel destinations in Europe. However, it is one of the most beautiful and conveniently-priced. The country’s architecture ranges from Baroque, Classical and some Gothic designed buildings. The cities of Krakow and Warsaw are marvelous in the warm seasons. The streets are packed with open-air terraces, cafes and restaurants. On the weekends you have lots of flea markets worth exploring.

Don’t leave without having tasted their traditional noodle foods. It’s simply incredible. The people of Poland are well-known for their hospitality, and it’s literally impossible to get bored when there’s so much wildlife to be explored. A Poland holiday should definitely be included on your itinerary this season – the cities, the history, the culture, the customs and traditions, the people, and the attractions make the country an inspiring travel destination that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

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