Gap Years, Backpacking & Travelling in Poland

View our Poland guide and get travel ideas and search gap year programs. Poland is a country steeped in history and culture, there is so much to see and do. Cities like Warsaw and Krakow are recommended destinations to visit.


Poland Travel Ideas, Gap Year Programs & Experiences

Find inspiration for the best things to do if you would like to go travelling, backpacking or take a gap year in Poland.


Poland Destination Guide

Get information, ideas and inspiration for travelling to Poland.

  • Capital - Warsaw 
  • Largest City in Poland - Warsaw (population 1,700,000 approx)
  • Currency - Zloty (PLN)
  • Area  - 312,000 km²
  • Population - 39,000,000 (approx)
  • Language - Polish
  • International Calling Code +48


Best Places to Visit in Poland 

  • Chochołów
  • Gdansk
  • Kazimierz Dolny
  • Krakow - Kazimierz square is a must see whilst the Massolit bookshop / cafe is a perfect place to unwind after sightseeing. 
  • Lublin
  • Malbork
  • Olsztyn
  • Poznan
  • Toruń
  • Warsaw
  • Wroclaw
  • Zakopane
  • Zamość
  • Bialowieza Forest
  • Tatra National Park


Travelling in Poland 

Exploring Warsaw and Krakov, both have lots to see and do and there is history behind every corner and lots of churches, squares and palaces to visit. Poland is blessed with National Parks and beauty spots, you have a lot of choice when choosing where to visit. We recommend the Tatra National Park or the Białowieża National Park. There are lots of castles you can see when travelling in Poland, check out the Wawel Castle in Krakov which is one of the top ones.


Poland Gap Year

Gap Year in Poland

There are a range of gap year work, volunteer, study and travel opportunities available perfect if you like the idea of visiting or spending a prolonged period of time here:

"I would definitely recommend going on a program in Poland if you are planning a gap year! I joined a 5 month trip back in 2015 which was such a great experience." - Sam, Australia


Best Places to Visit on a Gap Year in Poland

Where you go really comes down to your interests or what you want to do. The larger cities like Krakow are very popular with gappers and this is where a lot of gap year programs and jobs are based.

  • Warsaw
  • Łódź
  • Krakow
  • Wrocław
  • Poznań
  • Gdańsk
  • Szczecin
  • Bydgoszcz
  • Lublin
  • Katowice



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