Poland joined the European Union in 2004, and has since then been more accessible to tourists from all over the world. Known for its rich history, Poland has so much potential. There are a lot of places that you can visit in Poland, but with limited time, here are the key destinations that you should not miss.
Krakow is the one town that you should absolutely not miss. If there is only place that you can visit, then make sure it is Krakow. It’s Old Town has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and once you set foot in the area, you will understand why. Old world charm and historical buildings will have you marveling in no time at all.
The Old Town of Warsaw is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you will tend to see more tourists. Do not be surprised at how much the architecture of the city is influenced by the long reign of the Communists, though. Despite that, Warsaw will prove to be a very interesting place to visit.
If you decide to use Warsaw as your base, you can easily visit neighboring Gdansk. A day trip should be enough to explore its Old Town, which has a charm of its own. This town is most known for being the breeding ground for the Solidarity movement.
For those of you who prefer less touristy destinations, Torun should be in your list. It is often compared to Krakow, but in truth, Torun is much smaller and the people friendlier. Just like Warsaw and Krakow, the Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
As you can see, you will encounter a lot of special Old Towns in Poland. You can just imagine how rich of a cultural experience you can have if you visit the country!