Trip Planning For Warsaw, Poland

Monday, April 25, 2016

Poland here we come! I'm writing this post from my sofa in Vilnius less than a week before leaving for Warsaw, but as you are reading this, I'm in Warsaw (check out my Instagram @insearchofs for updates). Yeah for pre-scheduling posts so I can spend more time exploring/resting.

Before leaving for a trip, I really like spend a couple of hours pouring over websites, blog posts, and guidebooks. By writing these trip planning posts I get to do just that, and I like sharing the resources with you in case you are also planning a trip to the same destination.

Warsaw's Art District

I'm super excited about visiting Warsaw's Praga district. It sounds almost like a much larger version of Vilnius' Uzupis or up-and-coming Sto-Ho districts. In Praga, I'd like to see St. Michael's and St. Florian's Cathedral, Soho Factory, and street art (of course). This guide from Gotta Keep Movin has some great tips.

Eating and Drinking Out

Pierogies here I come! Hopefully I'll be able to sample some pierogies and other delicious foods at a milk bar. This post from That Backpacker summarizes milk bars and a ton of other cool places to eat. This student's information blog also has  information about the milk bar, Prasowy, and information about the surrounding neighborhood.

I'm also dying to eat some Ethiopian food at Abyssinia Ethiopian Cuisine. Thanks, the Mochilera Diaries for the tip!

For child-friendly cafes and shops, I'm going follow the tips in Babyccino blog and heading to Cafe Kolonia and Pompon Cafe.

Other Things I Want To See

I definitely want to spend some time in Lazienki Park. Thanks Sunny Side of This for the tip!

Warsaw University looks awesome. I'd love to take a tour of the campus, or at the very least, explore its gorgeous library.

Depending on how agreeable Baby ISO is, I'd also like to visit the Marie Curie Museum to learn more about this incredible woman and intelligent scientist. Gotta support women in science!

The Palace of Culture and Science also seems like an interesting and controversial structure to see from both near and afar.

I'm also thinking about a free walking tour around the city. This is another great guide with a ton about the city including suggestions for the free walking tour.

What else should we do in Warsaw? Any children's museums you can suggest?


  1. So far your thoughts sound perfect! My best friend is from Poland and lived in Warsaw for many years, I will send this to her and her some feedback!

    1. Your friend lives in a very cool city! I'm jealous, indeed! Warsaw was a great place to visit and I think that it is totally underrated. Have you visited?