Warsaw, which became the capital of Poland at the end of the 16th century, is a true historical crossroads of roads linking Eastern Europe to Western Europe, and is both the symbol of a painful national history and that of a Poland that is reinventing itself with strength. Settled on the banks of the Vistula River, the city has never ceased to be at the heart of incessant conflicts, from the middle of the 17th century until the end of the Second World War, when in 1945, Hitler transformed it into fields of ruin while taking away its Jewish population, the largest in Europe until then. More than 70 years later, the Polish capital is building skyscrapers alongside its Gothic, Baroque and Soviet buildings and housing bars, not far from many green spaces. It is in the heart of this dense and rich architectural mosaic that the Warsaw tourist guide takes us, between testimonies of the past and openness to the future. From the majestic Palace of Culture and Science to the old brick houses of the Praga district, which today houses a plethora of artists' studios and avant-garde clubs and bars. Warsaw is certainly the most vibrant and cosmopolitan metropolis in Poland. And it has many surprises in store for those who are attentive and patient. Witamy w Warszawie! Welcome to Warsaw!

What to visit Warsaw?

When to go to Warsaw?

When to go to Warsaw? All seasons are ideal for travelling to Poland. Benefiting from a continental climate, summer is hot and sunny, making it the best time to travel to Warsaw. The golden autumn ñ very often offers a pleasant climate, just like spring ñ and these two seasons have a little fewer visitors. Winter is very cold, but Warsaw has a special charm under its snow cover. Let us also give the example of the Rynek, often one of the most beautiful and lively places in a city, the main square. In summer, it is covered with terraces, the place where all the activities take place. But in winter, if there is less animation, there is still this particular atmosphere, and it is not distorted by the terraces. You can then fully admire its architecture, for example from inside one of its many bars or restaurants and enjoy a hot and delicious soup. When to go to Warsaw? All year round, with a slight preference for summer.

How to go to Warsaw? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Several solutions are available to you to discover Warsaw: : weekends, autotours, guided tours or à la carte stays. The specialists offer the necessary services to organize your personalized trip. The "hotels + transport" packages are on the rise to discover Warsaw for a weekend. You will find escapades of this type from about 300 €.

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You will have no problem reaching Warsaw from Western Europe. The city is very well served by airlines. Allow between 2h and 2h30 for a direct flight. It should be noted that the price variation depends on the company borrowed, but, above all, the time required to make a reservation. As for the shorter periods, a much shorter time frame should not prevent you from getting an attractive price.

Paris-Warsaw flight. Plan from 80 € with a low cost and 180 € with a regular airline

Warsaw has an efficient public transport network that will bring you to the four corners of the city for a few euros. The tramway works very well and is now coupled with the Warsaw metro, but you can also travel by bus or taxi. It should be noted that the tourist districts can be visited very well on foot or by bicycle.

Prepare for your trip Warsaw

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

When to go to Warsaw? All seasons are ideal for travelling to Poland. Benefiting from a continental climate, summer i...
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Weather forecast

Warsaw's weather depends on both an oceanic and continental climate, thanks to its coastline to the north and its hig...
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Budget

Overall, life is cheaper in Poland than in France or Belgium, a point that can be qualified in the case of Warsaw. Th...
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Formalities

No visa is required to visit Warsaw. Since Poland's entry into the European Union, only an identity card is required...
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Health

No vaccination is required to travel to Warsaw, but it is advisable to be up-to-date for diphtheria and tetanus, poli...
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How to travel by yourself?

You will have no problem reaching Warsaw from Western Europe. The city is very well served by airlines. Allow betwee...
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How to get organized?

Several solutions are available to you to discover Warsaw: : weekends, autotours, guided tours or à la carte stays...
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Getting around

Warsaw has an efficient public transport network that will bring you to the four corners of the city for a few euros....
Read more about it