Poland is interesting for everyone who wants to visit old cities, pubs, culture and a picturesque landscape varying from sea shores to mountains for an affordable price.
Tourism in Poland includes visits to big and old cities like the capital of Warsaw with its castle and its Old Town, its parks and boulevards. Other famous and old cities are Kraków with its cathedral and its old town, the medieval Hanseatic city of Gdańsk, the old city of Wrocław with its famous cathedral, Lublin with its impressive Jewish history, or Medieval Toruń, the birthplace of Copernicus. The memorial museums in Auschwitz, a UN world heritage site, and other holocaust related sites are also of interest. The bigger Polish cities are especially interesting for backpackers because of their young population, affordable cultural events and many pubs.
The Mazury lake district in northeastern Poland with its picturesque villages and Malbork castle is also worth a visit. South of Białystok one can find the Białowieża Forest, a UNESCO Heritage Site and nature preserve where European bison (wisent) may be found.
There are several sea resorts on the coast of Baltic Sea like Wolin island, which is located close to the German border, and the coast of Pomerania. Other include Świnoujście, Kołobrzeg, Hel, Poland, Jurata, Sopot, Krynica Morska to name just a few.
In southern Poland there are resorts for skiing and hiking in the Karkonosze mountains, which is part of the Sudetes mountain range and in Carpathian Mountains. Karkonosze includes the touristical centres of Karpacz and Szklarska Poreba. Other famous resorts for skiing and hiking include Zakopane in the Tatra mountains, Szczyrk, Krynica in Beskides or Szczawnica and Krościenko in Pieniny mountains.
Most major Polish cities have airports with connecting services with the Frederic Chopin International Airport in Warsaw. For travelling in Poland the PKP's intercity or eurocity train, PKS's overland bus service are both comfortable options. Alternative options include slower PKP longdistance or local trains or numerous coach services. Since the fall of communism roads in Poland are slowly improving. There is acceptable tourist infrastructure, especially in larger cities and in major tourist resorts.