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Day trip by car from Warsaw

We are visiting Warsaw for a week and will have access to a car. Our expat host had requested he take a day trip out of Warsaw. Suggestions? Close enough that we won’t spend the day driving, different enough to be worth a trip since there’s more than enough we could do just in Warsaw. Thanks for advice!

Posted by
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Kazimierz Dolny is a good choice (if you had more than one day, I would say Zamość). Basically, I would pick a smaller town that requires more than one train transfer, which would otherwise be a pain. I wouldn't bother driving to a major city (Gdańsk, Łódź, Krakow, Lublin, etc) because trains make that too easy (and faster).

Posted by
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Yes! Thank you - that is exactly what I want, a place that would be much more difficult without car. Any particular suggestions there? I will look up and can also wing it, but wanted to reposed and thank you quickly.

Posted by
789 posts

Toruń may be a good option too, it's about 2:30 hr northwest of Warsaw by car. In the center of Toruń is a charming walled medieval old-town. Its medieval architecture managed to escape bombing in WWII, and has thus been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Toruń is also the birthplace of the famous astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, one can visit a museum dedicated to him as well as his 15th century house.

Posted by
11348 posts

"Close enough that we won't spend the day driving." How about Modlin, if you want to see a historical site not far from Warsaw.