Warsaw is a unique capital city, with a blend of old and new architecture with plenty of culture to experience. Its culinary and entertainment scenes are considered the best in the country, offering a wide variety of restaurants, clubs and bars. Furthermore, museums, music, theatre and festivals add to the excitement that Warsaw has to give. Once you have booked your cheap flight to Poland, you can not only enjoy Warsaw but branch out and begin exploring the castles and cities of this historic country, Turn back the clock with the former capital city, Krakow. This old city is Poland’s historical gem, specifically the Old Town which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will find old churches, elegant antique architecture and the largest medieval market square in Europe, known as Rynek Glowny.
Forests and mountains
Poland boasts 23 national parks spread throughout the entire country. Bialowieza National Park considered to be the last primeval forest of Europe. Krakowski National Park has plenty of hiking areas and Slowinski National Park features exotic natural sand dunes, some of which are the largest in all of Europe. The Masurian Lakes area contains a tranquil, picturesque landscape of 3,000 lakes interspersed with historical castles.
Churches and castles
Like many other European destinations, Poland has many castles dotted around the countryside. The redbrick Malbork Castle is renowned for being the largest Gothic castle in Europe. The Chojnik Castle in the Karkonosze National Park has a spectacular location atop Chojnik hill, with stunning views for those with the energy for the ascent.
When to go
Poland’s climate is temperate with cold winters and warm summers. The central part of the country is the driest, while the south experiences a lot of humidity. The eastern mountainous regions have heavy snowfall in the winter. Summer months average 24 degrees Celsius and see the highest number of tourists. The low season in winter brings cold weather with temperatures falling below zero, sometimes with heavy snow.
Autumn is the best time of the year to visit Poland as the peak season ends and prices lower. The temperature is also warm enough for travelling and sightseeing. Spring is also a great time to visit and the best season for hiking. Although summer is the busiest time of the year with higher costs, it is the season when most sites and attractions are open, and festivities take place. Winter is the perfect time for skiing.
Keep in mind that popular festivities see an increase in visitors and prices. Winter marks the low season and low prices, except during the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Easter is a popular holiday in Poland and also sees a rise in crowds. Book early or find last-minute deals to save during these times of the year.
Airports and airlines
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When inputting your destination, choose from various international airports located throughout Poland such as Warsaw Chopin Airport, John Paul II International Airport and Wroclaw-Copernicus Airport. These airports service the top city destinations of Warsaw, Krakow and Wroclaw. Carriers Austrian Airlines, British Airways, KLM Royal Dutch, Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, Swiss Airlines and Ukraine International Airlines all operate flights to Poland from the UK.
Most flights departing from the UK to Poland are indirect flights with at least one stopover. These include stops at European cities like Amsterdam, Paris, Vienna, Zurich and sometimes London. The only airport that operates both direct and indirect to Poland is London’s Heathrow Airport.