You can experience romance in every part of the world, but have you ever thought about enjoying some romance on a Poland Weekend Getaway? This inspiring post shares many romantic locations for you and a loved one to experience together. Your next destination could be in the mountains, at a National Park, in a lively city or at one of the lakes. Get inspired below with these 12 places recommended by myself and others!
Romantic Poland Weekend Getaway Locations
Here are 12 locations in Poland that you and a loved one could choose for a romantic getaway, with a highlight, things to do or a top tip on that specific location!
For a romantic weekend getaway in Poland, Krakow is a top one on the list. Krakow is easily reachable by flight from many European and international airports, with the city just a short trip away from the airport. The city has been chosen for this list due to its pretty old town, cute cafes and a fun night life. Perfect for those who love exploring, good food and a drink or two!
Start the weekend in a romantic hotel of your choice and then to get breakfast at Charlottes in the city center. Charlotte’s has a delicious breakfast for two that includes eggs, breads, yoghurts, juice, coffee and prosecco. It’s the best way to start the day before exploring this pretty location together. Join a free walking tour to learn more and see the city, before spending the afternoon together shopping in boutiques and enjoying local treats (and drinks!).
After a short 2-3 hour drive North from Warsaw, you can arrive in the small location of Mikolajki. This idyllic spot is within the Masurian Lake District and perfect for those that love sailing. The lake district is the perfect place for renting a boat, sailing and relaxing on the water. You can rent large boats that you can sleep on, or little motor boats that are just for a day.
There are some lovely restaurants with anything that you may fancy, from local dishes to some European favourites like Italian. But it’s highly recommended to pop by a supermarket and spend a romantic day on the water with snacks, a picnic and cold drinks. Else for those that would prefer to stay on land, find a spot to sit and watch the sunset from the edge of the lake for some well earned relaxation together.
Looking for romance in a lively, entertaining city? Then Gdansk has a lot to offer for you and a loved one. From enjoyable boat tours, historical old city walks and live musical entertainment around the city – theres a bit of everything for everyone. The city has a gorgeous old center that you can easily spend all day at getting lost and exploring the side streets. There are many local boutiques for those that love shopping, selling top quality items to local Amber jewellery and souvenirs.
For those that want to experience some fine cocktails with 360 views of the city, head to the Olivia Star Observation Deck just outside of the city. Else if you love plants, head down to their jungle area and sit between the ginormous leaves and plants. Definitely a great place to enjoy a Poland Weekend Getaway vacation!
Leba Dunes + Slowinski National Park
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The town of Leba and the nearby Slowinski National Park, with its unique dunes, is an excellent option for a romantic weekend in Poland. Here you can spend the perfect time for two because there is everything for it: romantic dunes, gorgeous white sand beaches, beautiful walking trails, clean sea, lakes, pine forest, fish restaurants, boat trips, and romantic hotels.
Moving dunes in the Słowiński National Park cover an area of nearly 500 hectares, but only a small part is available for tourists. These are Wydma Łącka located closest to Leba, and Wydma Czołpińska, which is the easiest to reach from Czołpin.
What is the phenomenon of moving dunes in Poland? They got their name from the fact that every year they move eastward a few dozen meters. It results from a steady west wind, forcing sand grains to move from the west to the east. Thus, the western slope of the dunes is gentle and long, while the eastern slope is short and steep. Year by year, the dunes in the Słowiński National Park cover more and more of Łebskie Lake.
The best way to visit Leba and the Slowinski National Park with its dunes is from Gdańsk (and combine it with Gdansk’s visit). You can get to Leba from Gdansk and other Polish cities by direct bus or with a change of bus in Slupsk or Lebork.
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There are so many wonderful places for a romantic Poland weekend getaway, but Wisla would have to be one of the best.
If you visit in the Winter you can rent one of the beautiful ski chalets in the mountains and enjoy the snow. Sitting in front of a roaring fire after a day of skiing or snowball fights with some traditional Polish vodka would be a lovely way to see out a day.
If you prefer to have someone do all of the work for you and to completely relax you may choose to stay in one of the magnificent ski resorts and have a completely romantic getaway in your hotel room. During the Christmas season, Wisla comes alive with little Christmas markets and amazing food everywhere. New Year’s Eve is also a wonderful time to visit with the fireworks exploding everywhere in the sky above the ski hills.
In the summertime, Wisla is just as magnificent. You can easily pack a picnic and find a beautiful field to enjoy the sun in or a river to sit by. Short walks into the forest are a beautifully romantic thing to do with your loved one. You can also find a beautiful restaurant to have dinner at and enjoy a wonderful meal.
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Bieszczady Mountains are one of the best places to visit in Poland for couples. The romantic green meadows, rural areas, and beautiful landscapes will make you want to stay there forever.
There is a popular saying in Poland: “Rzuc wszystko i jedz w Bieszczady”. It’s a Polish version of “quit your job and travel the world”. Bieszczady is a place everyone wants to go to.
The most romantic thing to do in Bieszczady is spending time outdoors: hiking or walking. You can go up the highest peak of Bieszczady- Tarnica or choose the lower mountains such as Polonina Wetlinska or Polonina Carynska.
Else why not take a day trip to Solina lake, where you can enjoy a stroll down the famous bridge. When the weather is good, you may also want to try some water sports or simply swim in the lake! However if you don’t feel like exercising, why not sit in one of the traditional Polish restaurants and try some local food while watching the breathtaking mountains?
When in Poland, be sure to eat pierogi (dumplings), bigos (sauerkraut stew) and golabki (stuffed cabbage rolls).
On your way back, be sure to visit Rzeszow, the capital of the Podkapracie region, and the neighboring beautiful Lancut castle.
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One of the most romantic Poland weekend getaways locations in the country is the city of Warsaw. Warsaw is the capital of Poland, and you find here lots of romantic things to do with your partner. One of the most romantic things to do in Warsaw is going to the rooftop garden of the University of Warsaw Library. This is a beautiful garden with large variety of plants that is perfect for a romantic stroll with your significant other.
Also, spending some time at Old Town can be very romantic. This is a beautiful place with lots of colourful houses. Furthermore, there are often events and festivals here that are great to attend together. At night, the atmosphere is perfect for a romantic stroll as well. You can combine this with a romantic dinner at one of the restaurants you find in this part of the city.
Another one of the most romantic experiences in the city is attending a Chopin piano concert. A great place where you can do that is in the Royal Castle of Warsaw, which lies in Old Town. This location is very special and the concert is very intimate, which makes it very romantic.
Furthermore, the E. Wedel Chocolate Lounge is perfect if you love chocolate. You find here a lot of different ways to have chocolate. For example, you can have here hot chocolate, chocolate bars, and much more.
Looking for some restaurant recommendations, find our top 10 here that we’ve tried and tested! There is even a very cute cat cafe to visit!
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Situated in the south of Poland in Karkonosze Mountains, Karpacz is a fantastic destination for a romantic getaway for couples that love nature.
If you also enjoy unique accommodation, stay in one of the traditional wooden huts. And, if you’re a sucker for a bit of luxury, stay at Hotel Golebiewski that comes with the use of their excellent spa facilities that includes various thermal springs and different saunas perfect for quality time with your other half.
Climb Sniezka, which is the highest peak measuring 1,603 meters and take in some beautiful scenery of the Karkonosze National Park along the way or if you rather just enjoy the view without the hiking part, take a funicular to the peak of Kopa at 1,377 meters. In the evening, dine in one of the traditional tavernas called ‘karczma’. Have the mountains speciality – freshly caught sweet water trout topped with melted ‘oscypek’ traditional hard, salty cheese resembling halloumi. Sit by the fire with some mulled wine or zesty hot beer and listen to traditional live music.
Karpacz is situated about 2 hours drive from Wroclaw and about 5 hours from Warsaw. The most convenient way to get here is by car, but it is also possible to get to Karpacz by train or bus.
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Katowice is a small town located in Southern Poland. It’s not very touristy so if you’re looking for an authentic and romantic weekend getaway in Poland this is a fantastic choice. If you enjoy learning about the culture and the local history head to the History Museum. There are changing exhibitions and lots of interesting artefacts from the past. Katowice used to be a mining town so that’s definitely an important part of the museum.
For a romantic afternoon outdoors head to Kościuszko Park. Pack a picnic and enjoy nature. This park is perfect for taking photos or simply relaxing in the sun if you’re visiting during the summer months.
Another must-do for couples in Katowice is a trip to the opera. If you’ve never been before or aren’t sure whether you enjoy classical music this is the perfect place to find out. The National Symphony Orchestra is world-renowned and regularly puts on shows, Tickets are relatively affordable and it’s the perfect opportunity for you and your partner to get dressed up.
Afterwards head to a romantic dinner at La Cantina which serves some of the best high-end food in town. What’s more romantic than a candle-lit dinner?
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Let me be honest with you Łódź is not the most romantic city in the world, and I know this as it’s my home town. But Łódź is a perfect place for a weekend getaway, romantic or not.
So what to do in Łódź for a romantic weekend? Start by exploring Łódź by bike; there are plenty available and easy to rent. Pack the lunch with you and head to one of the parks or if you want to cycle more, go to Arturowek. Arturowek is a recreational complex with hotels and restaurants located in the north of Łódź, which is connected to a large forest complex of over 1200 ha, so if you want your private romantic picnic, you will find plenty of hidden away spots.
In the evening you should go for a walk along Piotrkowska street, the most famous street in Łódź and the longest commercial street – it is over 4.2 km long with plenty of restaurants, pubs and other entertainment. If you don’t feel like walking, take a rickshaw and go for an evening ride and head to Vienna House Andel’s hotel located in an old factory.
Romantic restaurants are also a must, so check out the Restauracja Stary Rynek 2, which serves delicious food and drinks with nice jazz music playing in the background. Romantic weekend getaways are a great idea because they allow you and your partner to be alone, explore different places together, and create memories. So, if you’re looking for a romantic weekend, Łódź is waiting just for you!
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Located at the foot of the Tatra Mountains is the charming resort town, Zakopane, one of the most romantic places to visit in Poland. Stunning mountain views, alpine forests, lush greenery and wooden cottages makes the town very impressive. Special for those who want a romantic Poland weekend getaway in nature rather than in a city.
Zakopane is magical during winters. The white snow and slopes are perfect for indulging in many winter activities such as snowmobiling, skiing and snowboarding. Going on a sleigh ride through the Tatra National Park is an enjoyable way to soak in its scenic beauty. The experience is astounding and the surroundings seem no less than a winter wonderland.
There is an abundance of hiking and nature trails throughout the Tatra National Park. If the skies are clear, you can also see an enchanting sunset over the Tatra Mountains from the Tatra National Park. Relax with your partner at one of the thermal baths in Zakopane.
Take a gondola ride to the Kasprowy Wierch, which is one of the highest peaks of the Tatra Mountains. The views are breathtakingly surreal. A short funicular ride takes you to the Gubalowka mountain, which is a perfect spot for seeing gorgeous panoramic views of the town, nearby valleys and the Tatra Mountains.
Lastly you can spend an afternoon at Morskie Oko Lake, one of the most romantic and picturesque places in Poland. You can reach there by horse carriage ride or by trekking from Palenica Bialczanska which is at a distance of 30 minutes from Zakopane’s centre. Zakopane is a wonderful place for a romantic weekend getaway in Poland.
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One of the best romantic things to do in Poland for a weekend is visiting Wroclaw. Wroclaw is a great place to visit all year long, however, it’s especially beautiful before Christmas, when the Christmas Markets are installed. The Christmas Market in Wroclaw is one of the biggest in Eastern Europe – not only it occupies the entire main square (called Market Square), but it also spreads to other streets of the Old Town as well. You can even get lost there! You can easily spend hours just walking around, trying different snacks and drinks and looking at arts, crafts and various souvenirs from different parts of Poland. Sometimes there are even concerts and performances!
However, if you’re visiting Wroclaw outside of the Christmas Markets season, don’t worry, there are still plenty of things to do! Wroclaw is one of the most beautiful cities in Poland. It also has a very long and interesting history, so in case you’re interested to learn more, you can definitely take one of the walking tours around the city. They would also bring you to the oldest part of the city, Ostrow Tumski and show you some of the most beautiful Cathedrals in Wroclaw.
There are plenty of places to have dinner in the heart of the city as well. The best options for a romantic dinner date would be La Maddalena and Grape Restaurant.
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The Masurian Lakes and Mragowo
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Bec7th August 2021 at 12:57 am
I absolutely love Poland. It is one of my favourite countries to visit when we holiday in Europe and now thanks to this post I have so many more places to add to my Poland list!
Thanks so much for a beautiful, well set out post!
ANUKRATI DOSI7th August 2021 at 8:27 am
Karpacz won my heart. I googled and read more about it, and I ended up loving the place 🙂
Krista7th August 2021 at 2:02 pm
I absolutely loved my trip to Krakow a few years ago – I’d love to go back. I really want to explore more of Poland at some point this year as well so I’ll keep these other places in mind!
Natalie7th August 2021 at 3:38 pm
I visit Poland a lot because my whole family lives there, and I haven’t been to some of these places! Great off the beaten path list 🙂
Alma30th October 2021 at 11:34 am
Poland is beautiful! I haven’t visited yet, but this certainly inspires me to go.
Ophelie30th October 2021 at 5:46 pm
I would love to visit Poland! I haven’t had the opportunity to go there yet but Krakow, Warsow, Wroclaw, and Gdansk are on my list! Thanks for all these recommendations!