Warsaw Itinerary

2 Days in Warsaw: The Perfect Itinerary for Your First Visit

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2 days in Warsaw is the perfect amount of time to explore the historic city center, get an eye-opening history lesson at several museums, and sample some local food. On this Warsaw itinerary, you will stroll through the historic city center, visit several world-class museums, and dine on Polish food. Two days is the perfect amount of time to tour …

Polish Tatras

Should You Visit the Tatras from Poland or Slovakia?

Julie Poland, Slovakia 14 Comments

The High Tatras are a mountain range that span the border between Poland and Slovakia. This region attracts hikers in the summer and skiers in the winter and is rapidly increasing in popularity. You can visit the High Tatras from Poland or Slovakia. Which one you choose depends on your traveling style and how much time you have to spend …

3 Days in Krakow Itinerary

3 Days in Krakow: The Perfect Itinerary for Your First Visit

Julie Poland 5 Comments

If you are planning a trip to Poland, most likely Krakow is high on your list of cities to visit. Krakow is a beautiful city with a story to tell. It is the perfect mix of historical sites, affordable restaurants, museums, vodka bars, tower climbs, and boutique shops. With 3 days in Krakow, explore the highlights of the city and …

10 Day Poland Itinerary

10 Day Poland Itinerary: Gdansk, Warsaw & Krakow

Julie Itinerary, Poland 12 Comments

On this 10 day Poland itinerary, visit three of Poland’s most famous cities. Start in Gdansk, a beautiful city on the Baltic Coast, where you can stroll through the colorful old town and day trip out to the Baltic beaches or Malbork Castle. Next, journey to Warsaw, a city with a tumultuous past and a very bright future. Finally, the …

Rysy Hike

Hiking Rysy from the High Tatras of Slovakia

Julie Poland, Slovakia 7 Comments

Rysy is a mountain in the High Tatras that straddles the border between Poland and Slovakia. It is the tallest mountain in Poland and the highest mountain in the High Tatras that you can hike to without a guide. There are two approaches to the summit of Rysy. From Zakopane, Poland, you hike past Morskie Oko lake to the peak, …

Gdansk Day Trip

Tri-City Day Trip: How to Visit Gdynia and Sopot from Gdansk

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Collectively, the cities of Gdansk, Gdynia, and Sopot make up what is called the Tri-City. These three cities sit along the Baltic Coast. Sopot is a ritzy, coastal town famous for its beaches and nightlife. Gdynia is a smaller, quieter town with a beach, a harbor, and several unique museums. From Gdansk, you can day trip to Gdynia and Sopot …

Best things to do in Krakow

25 Great Things to do in Krakow, Poland

Julie Poland 27 Comments

Krakow, Poland…this is a city that deserves to be on every traveler’s must-see list. It’s a lot like Prague, only with fewer tourists and cheaper prices. With its large market square, colorful streets, historic sites, and abundance of amazing, budget friendly restaurants, Krakow is a favorite stop for many people on their tour through Poland. We spent five days exploring …

Koscielec Hike

How to Hike Koscielec in the Polish Tatras from Zakopane

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Zakopane is Poland’s gateway city for exploring the mountain range known as the Tatras. From Zakopane, you can take your pick from quick, easy hikes to longer all day affairs that have you climbing among the tallest mountain peaks. We hiked to the summit of Koscielec, one of many options if you are looking for a full day hiking trip …

How to visit Malbork Castle

Malbork Castle: Plan the Perfect Day Trip from Gdansk

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Malbork Castle is Poland’s most famous castle. It’s also the largest castle in the world, classified by surface area. Located just a short distance from Gdansk and easily accessible by train, Malbork Castle is one of the best day trips to take from Gdansk. In this article, get a brief history of the castle, learn how to get here, and …

Things to do in Gdansk

10 Best Things to do in Gdansk, Poland

Julie Poland 17 Comments

Gdansk is a beautiful city located on the Baltic Sea. It is often overlooked by many travelers to Poland, in favor of the more popular spots like Warsaw, Krakow, and Wroclaw. However, this city is well worth the journey north. In fact, it’s our favorite Polish city. On the fastest of itineraries, Gdansk can be zipped through in one day. …

Auschwitz Birkenau

Auschwitz-Birkenau: How to Plan Your Visit in 2021

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Auschwitz-Birkenau, also simply called Auschwitz concentration camp, is the largest of the Nazi concentration and death camps. Located in southern Poland near Krakow, this museum attracts over 2 million visitors per year. A visit here is somber, emotional, and thought provoking, and it is one of the most popular day trips from Krakow.  There are numerous options for getting to …

Rakotzbrucke Germany

Not Your Ordinary Berlin Day Trip: Rakotzbrücke, Görlitz, and Bastei Bridge

Julie Germany, Poland 5 Comments

If you are visiting Berlin, there are numerous day trips you can take. Leipzig, Potsdam, and Dresden are all within driving distance. However, if you want to go off-the-beaten-path and see several very scenic places, you’ll love this Berlin day trip. In one day, you can visit the photogenic Rakotzbrücke, walk across the fairytale Bastei Bridge, visit pretty little Görlitz, …

Gorlitz Germany

17 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Görlitz, Germany

Julie Germany, Poland 13 Comments

Germany is a country that appears on many travelers’ bucket lists. And why not? It has fairytale castles, beautiful Bavaria, Oktoberfest, and amazing cities to visit. But have you ever heard of Görlitz? We hadn’t. At least not until we planned a trip to Berlin. I “discovered” Görlitz when I was searching for unique day trip ideas from Berlin. Colorful …