How can you make the most of your time in Poland? A great way to do this is by taking one of the country’s most beautiful road trips. In addition to enjoying some amazing views, you’ll also get to experience the rich history and culture of your destinations.
Below are Poland’s most beautiful road trips, including both the length and estimated driving time of each trip, as well as what to expect along the way. All you have to do now is choose which one will be your own!
So, Before you start your road trip make sure to check out these tips for car rental and also make sure to be up to date on the latest travel restrictions in Poland and the EU.
Poland is an amazing country to visit. I’d go so far as to say it’s one of our favorite places in Europe! Warsaw’s architecture is stunning and you can easily spend days wandering around its many plazas and streets.
If you want to get away from it all for a bit, head out into Karkonosze National Park – it’s probably Poland’s most beautiful mountain range.
The country is a paradise for history buffs and travelers who love old buildings.
The most important ones are Kraków's Royal Castle and Wawel Cathedral, Gdańsk Shipyard, Wrocław's Centennial Hall, Poznań’s Old Market Square, Ostrów Lednicki Royal Castle – all of them located in cities recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Amber Route - Following one of Poland’s most famous tourist trails in Eastern Poland is not only an interesting experience but also a practical way to see as much of Poland as possible while you travel.
This route takes you from Kraków along several cities to reach Kościerzyna on Poland’s Baltic Sea coast. On your way, you will find rich architecture and history; enjoy breathtaking scenery, and meet some of Poland's friendliest inhabitants.
Road Trips that Reveal a Country in Flux. One of Poland’s biggest draws is also one of its best-kept secrets: Western Poland.
The five regions—Zachodniopomorskie, Lubuskie, Wielkopolskie, Pomorskie, and Greater Poland—each offer scenic drives along rolling hills and through quaint villages to fascinating cities you don’t want to miss.
Starting from Warsaw, head west to historic Tarnów, visit Ojcowski National Park for its largest lake and spruce forest, and continue to Kazimierz Dolny with its Renaissance-era town center.
Consider a detour to nearby Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum – one of Poland’s most popular tourist attractions – before returning east towards Kraków.
Continue south via Wieliczka Salt Mine before finishing up in legendary Kraków.
Travel a slice of Polish history along its southeastern border in Lesser Poland Voivodeship.
The region is home to an eclectic mix of rolling hills, medieval towns, and one of Poland’s last primeval forests.
Kraków is at its heart, but make sure you take some time to explore Kazimierz – an area with a strong Jewish heritage that dates back to medieval times. Walk down streets once frequented by rabbis and wonder at hundreds-year-old synagogues.