LOOKING TO PLAN A DAY TRIP FROM GDANSK? Then you’re in the right place. After living in Poland for years, and with Gdansk located just an hour’s flight away from Norway, I have explored the northern part of Poland countless times.
The charming port city of Gdansk has become an increasingly popular destination for tourists in recent years. And while there’s no shortage of things to do in Gdańsk, there are also so many amazing day trips from Gdansk you can take within a 2-hour drive.
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- My top picks: Day trips from Gdansk
- How to get around
- Gdansk day trip map
- Best day trips from Gdansk
- 1. Sopot
- 2. Gdynia
- 3. Sobieszewo Island
- 4. Łeba and Słowiński National Park
- 5. Hel Peninsula
- 6. Rewa
- 7. Rzucewo Castle
- 8. Malbork Castle
- 9. Elblag Canal Cruise
- 10. Torun
- 11. Frombork
- 12. Kashubian Switzerland
- 13. Lawendowa Osada Lavender Farm
- 14. Stutthof Concentration Camp
- 15. Westerplatte
- 16. Starogard Gdański
- 17. Słupsk
- FAQs: Gdansk day trips
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My top picks: Day trips from Gdansk
Don’t have time to read the whole article? Here are my three top picks for day trips from Gdansk:
🌟 The Tricity area – Gdansk is known for its rich history and beautiful architecture, Sopot for its lively beach scene and famous pier, and Gdynia for its modern port and maritime museum. I explored all three cities on a day trip with this private guide and I absolutely loved it!
🐚 Łeba and Słowiński National Park – a charming seaside town located east of Gdansk, known for its beautiful beaches and sand dunes. Łeba is also the gateway to Słowiński National Park, a unique natural area featuring shifting sand dunes and rare flora and fauna. You can explore Słowiński National Park as part of this private tour.
🏰 Malbork Castle – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest castle in the world by land area. You can reach Malbork from Gdansk in under an hour by train, car or as part of a guided tour like this one, which includes both Malbork Castle and Westerplatte. Perfect if you’re a history buff like me!
How to get around
The best part about visiting Poland is that it’s easy to get around by car, bus and train, taxis are affordable and there are so many amazing guided tours to choose from.
You can reach many of the destinations I mention in this guide by train. I use this site to find timetables and prices.
Rent a car
I have rented a car several times at Gdansk Airport to have the freedom to explore at my own pace. I normally don’t like to drive in the big cities in Poland, traffic can get a little crazy. However, the Tricity area and the surrounding countryside haven’t been any problem at all.
So if you are comfortable driving, I highly recommend you rent a car. I always use DiscoverCars, a comparison site that covers 10,000 destinations worldwide. They often have the best deals, they include smaller rental companies and they offer FREE cancellations up to 48 hours before your reservation.
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Popular tours from Gdansk
Gdansk day trip map
Here’s a map of all the day trips from Gdansk I mention in this guide. All are within a 2-hour drive of the city, while most are within 1 hour.
Best day trips from Gdansk
Located just a short train ride away, Sopot makes for the perfect day trip from Gdansk. With its sandy beaches, historic pier, market and lively nightlife, Sopot has something for everyone. It’s also a great place to celebrate your 30
Things to Do in Sopot
One of the main attractions in Sopot is the pier, which extends over 500 meters into the Baltic Sea. You can take a leisurely stroll along the pier and enjoy the sea views, or stop at one of the many restaurants and cafes along the way.
Sopot is also home to some beautiful beaches. The most popular beach is Sopot Beach, which is over 4 kilometers long and has plenty of facilities, including showers, changing rooms, and lifeguards. Other beaches close to Sopot include Jelitkowo Beach and Orłowo Beach.
For those interested in history, Sopot has a number of interesting landmarks and museums. The Crooked House is a unique building that was built in the 1940s and is now home to a shopping center. The Sopot Museum is also worth a visit, as it has exhibits on the town’s history and culture. Climb the lighthouse for panoramic views across the city.
Getting to Sopot
Sopot is the easiest day trip from Gdansk, with trains running regularly from Gdansk Główny to Sopot, and the journey taking only 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus or taxi, or join a guided tour.
Gdansk to Sopot guided tour
Limited on time? The highlights of Sopot can be explored in a few hours, so unless you want to lounge on the beach I recommend joining this guided tour of the Tricity area.
With a guided tour, you can sit back, relax, and let someone else take care of the logistics, so you can make the most of your time and enjoy the sights.
🎫 Check price and availability here >> Highlights of Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot
Gdynia is a beautiful port city located on the coast of the Baltic Sea, just 30 minutes away from Gdansk. It is known for its stunning beaches, charming promenade, and maritime history. It is a must-visit when you’re in Gdansk, especially during the summer months.
Things to do in Gdynia
One of the best things to do in Gdynia is to visit the Gdynia Aquarium, which is home to over 1,500 species of marine animals from all over the world. You can see everything from colorful tropical fish to majestic sharks and sea turtles. The aquarium also features interactive exhibits and educational programs, making it a great destination for families with children.
Another must-see attraction in Gdynia is the Emigration Museum, which tells the story of Polish emigration and immigration throughout history. Housed in a beautifully restored 1930s ocean liner terminal, the museum features interactive exhibits, films, and artifacts that bring to life the experiences of Polish emigrants and immigrants.
If you’d rather spend your time outside, Kamienna Góra is a picturesque hill located in the heart of the city. This natural landmark offers stunning panoramic views of the city and the Baltic Sea, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.
The Tricity area is also a great 30th birthday destination, I celebrated mine there. Affordable accommodation, food and cocktails, fun nightlife and it’s easy to get around. It doesn’t get much better!
Getting to Gdynia
Gdynia is easily accessible by train, bus, or car. Here are some options for getting to Gdynia from Gdansk:
- Train – There are frequent trains from Gdansk to Gdynia that take around 25 minutes. The train station in Gdynia is located in the city center, making it easy to get around.
- Bus – There are also frequent buses from Gdansk to Gdynia that take around 40 minutes. The bus station in Gdynia is located near the city center.
- Car – If you have a car, you can drive to Gdynia in around 30 minutes. There are several parking options in the city center. You can also get a taxi, last time we paid 85 zloty / $20.
As mentioned above, you can also visit Gdynia on a Tricity highlights tour. Just click below.
🎫 Check price and availability here >> Highlights of Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot
3. Sobieszewo Island
Sobieszewo Island is a beautiful island located just a short drive from Gdansk. The island is known for its stunning beaches, rich wildlife, and peaceful atmosphere, making it a perfect destination for a day trip from the city.
One of the most popular attractions on the island is the Ptasi Raj (Bird’s Paradise) Nature Reserve, which is home to a variety of bird species, including herons, cormorants, and ducks. You can explore the reserve on foot or by bike and enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife.
However, the main drawcard of Sobieszewo Island is the beach. The island boasts several kilometers of sandy beaches that are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing. The beaches are clean and well-maintained, and there are plenty of amenities available, including beach bars, restaurants, and water sports rentals.
For those who are interested in history, Sobieszewo Island also has some interesting sights to offer. The island was once home to a military base, and you can still see some of the old bunkers and fortifications that were built during World War II. If you visit Poland in summer, the Baltic beaches are a must!
Getting to Sobieszewo Island
The easiest way to get to the island is by car, there are many parking spots to choose from. If you don’t have a car you can also take buses number 112 or 186. And during the summer months, water trams run from Gdansk city center every day.
4. Łeba and Słowiński National Park
Łeba is a charming coastal town, located 1 hour and 30 minutes northeast of Gdansk by car. Its miles of pristine beaches lead to the protected Słowiński National Park, home to natural forests and lakes, but most notably, the beautiful shifting sand dunes, known by many as “Poland’s desert”.
You can explore the park on foot or by bike. Be sure to climb the highest dune, known as the “Światowit” dune, which offers panoramic views of the park and the sea.
In addition to the dunes, the park is also home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including over 250 species of birds, and several lakes and rivers, including the Leba River, which is a popular spot for kayaking and canoeing.
Getting to Łeba and Słowiński National Park
We rented a car and drove to Łeba from Gdansk early in the morning. We parked at a place called Rabka and walked from there. You also have the option to buy a ticket for one of the park’s shuttle golf carts/buses.
If you’d rather travel by public transportation, take the SKM train from Gdynia to Łębork and then switch to a train or bus to Łeba. The walk from the train station to the park is long, but you can rent a bicycle or take one of the park’s shuttles.
If you prefer for someone else to get you there, click on the top-rated guided tour below for more information!
5. Hel Peninsula
Hel Peninsula, situated in northern Poland, is a narrow strip of land that spans approximately 34 kilometers between the Bay of Puck and the Baltic Sea. It is a popular tourist destination for those seeking to revel in the sun, sand, and sea.
While a day trip to “Hel” might not be at the top of your list, the fact that this Polish peninsula has one less “l” than hell itself should pique your interest. You can take a boat or bus from Gdańsk to Hel for a day trip. The peninsula is a stunning sight, teeming with rare bird species, miles of peaceful beaches, and delectable seafood.
Top things to do at the Hel Peninsula
- Relax on the beaches: Hel Peninsula has some of the most beautiful beaches in Poland. The most popular ones are Chałupy, Jastarnia, and Jurata. They offer crystal-clear water, soft sand, and a range of water sports activities.
- Visit the Seal Sanctuary: The Sealarium in Hel is a great place to learn about the local marine life and see seals up close. The sanctuary is home to several species of seals and sea lions, and visitors can watch them being fed and trained.
- Explore the Hel Fortifications: The Hel Fortifications were built in the early 20th century to defend the peninsula from invasion. Today, visitors can explore the tunnels and bunkers and learn about the history of the area.
- Take a bike ride: The Hel Peninsula is a great place to explore on two wheels. There are several bike rental shops in the area, and the flat terrain and scenic views make it an easy and enjoyable ride.
- Try local seafood: Hel is known for its fresh seafood, especially smoked fish. Visitors can try it at one of the many restaurants and cafes in the area.
Getting to Hel Peninsula
The easiest way to get to Hel Peninsula is by car. From Gdansk, take the E28 road towards Wladyslawowo and then follow the signs to Hel. There are also buses and trains that run from Gdansk to Hel, but they can be slower and less convenient.
Hel day trip from Gdansk
So as you can see, Hel Peninsula is a great day trip destination from Gdansk for those looking to enjoy the sun, sand, and sea. If you don’t want to drive by yourself or rely on public transport, this Hel Peninsula Private Guided Tour is the perfect option.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Baltic Coast from the comfort of an air-conditioned car. OR even better, enjoy the same view from a cruise. Yes, that’s right, this private tour can be done on land or on the water. You choose when you book!
🎫 Click for more info >> Gdansk Hel Peninsula Private Tour by Cruise or Car
Rewa is a small fishing village located on the Bay of Puck, about half way between Gdansk and Hel. It is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, offering a peaceful and picturesque setting with plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy.
Top things to do in Rewa
One of the main attractions in Rewa is its beautiful beach, which stretches for over 2 kilometers and offers stunning views of the bay. The beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing, and there are also plenty of water sports available, including windsurfing, kitesurfing, and sailing.
For those who prefer to stay on land, there are several hiking and cycling trails that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. The nearby Beka Nature Reserve is also worth a visit, with its diverse range of flora and fauna.
In addition to its natural beauty, Rewa is also known for its delicious seafood. Visitors can sample fresh fish and other local specialties at one of the many restaurants and cafes in the village.
Overall, Rewa is a great day trip destination from Gdansk, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and delicious cuisine.
7. Rzucewo Castle
On your way to Hel, stop by Rzucewo Castle, a neo-gothic structure built in the 1800s to resemble a medieval fortress. There is an old linden trees alley leading to the castle, which – according to legend – was planted by King John III Sobieski himself.
The castle changed hands many times over the years and was confiscated by the Germans during World War II, before being turned into a Plant Breeding and Seed Technical School.
In 1997 restoration began to turn the castle into a hotel and restaurant as it still remains today. If you’re a foodie like me you’ll soon realize that one of the best parts about traveling in Poland is that the food is very affordable. We enjoyed beef cheeks with Silesian noodles and Sirloin beef steak with pepper sauce for only $45 including a glass of wine.
After your lunch or dinner, go for a stroll through the manicured garden, lounge on the beach during the summer months, go horse riding through the woodlands, enjoy a massage or rent a bike and explore the surrounding area.
8. Malbork Castle
Malbork Castle is the largest castle in the world measured by land area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of my favorite castles sin Poland. It is located in the town of Malbork, just a short distance from Gdansk, making it an ideal day trip destination for history buffs.
The castle was built in the 13th century by the Teutonic Knights, a Catholic religious order that played a significant role in the history of Poland. Over the centuries, the castle has been expanded and renovated, and today it stands as an impressive example of Gothic architecture.
Getting to Malbork
You can reach Malbork Castle by train or by car. The train journey takes approximately 30 minutes from Gdansk and costs around 10 PLN. The castle is located just a short walk from the train station.
For those who prefer to drive, there is ample parking available near the castle. The journey takes approximately 45 minutes from Gdansk.
Guided tour to Malbork
🌟 My top pick >> If you’re a history buff like me, I recommend this day trip to Malbork Castle and Westerplatte from Gdansk. You get skip-the-line tickets to Malbork, and you can explore the castle at your own pace with an audio guide. Continue to the beautiful Polish countryside where you’ll enjoy a traditional lunch, before finishing the day at Westerplatte, where World War II began.
If you prefer a human guide >> Explore the impressive Malbork Castle on this half-day trip from Gdansk with an English-speaking driver and an English guide. Hotel pick-up and drop-off are included in the price. You leave early in the morning to beat the crowds, and that means you still have the afternoon and evening to enjoy in Gdansk.
9. Elblag Canal Cruise
The Elblag Canal, also known as the Elblag-Ostroda Canal, is a canal in Poland that has been in operation for over 150 years, stretching from Elblag to Ostroda and spanning more than 80 kilometers.
It is the longest navigable canal still in use in Poland and one of the most fascinating canals in Europe. What sets the Elblag Canal apart is its innovative engineering, which was necessary to overcome a challenging section of the route where the water level rises by 100 meters between Druzno Lake and Piniewo Lake over a distance of approximately 10 kilometers.
Rather than building traditional locks, an ingenious system of inclined planes was used to lift boats out of the water and place them onto tracks, which then dragged them across dry land.
🌟 My top pick >> This Canal Cruise is one of the best day trips you can take from Gdansk. The scenery is absolutely stunning and how often will you experience boating across water and land!? At the end of the tour, you will also have some free time to explore the beautiful city of Elblag. This is a must!
Torun is a charming city located in northern Poland, about 2 hours away from Gdansk. It is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture, impressive Gothic cathedrals, and being the birthplace of the famous astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.
Top things to do in Torun
One of the must-see attractions in Torun is the Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Go for a stroll through the cobblestone streets and admire the colorful facades of the buildings. The Old Town Square is also a popular spot, with its beautiful Town Hall and the leaning tower of the Church of St. Mary.
Another highlight of Torun is the Copernicus Museum, which is housed in the astronomer’s former home. The museum showcases Copernicus’s life and work, including his revolutionary theory that the Earth revolves around the Sun.
For those interested in religious architecture, Torun has several impressive churches. The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist is a stunning example of Gothic architecture, with its soaring vaulted ceilings and intricate stained glass windows. The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is another notable church, with its ornate Baroque interior and impressive organ.
Getting to Torun
There are several ways to get to Torun from Gdansk. The most convenient option is to take a train, which takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes and costs around 30 PLN. Alternatively, you can drive, which is a little quicker, about 2 hours.
If you prefer to sit back and relax, join a guided tour from Gdansk which conveniently includes transportation to and from your hotel and a knowledgeable guide to show you around the city.
🌟 Check price and availability here >> Private Torun Transport and Walking Tour
Frombork, the “Jewel of Warmia”, is a charming small town located on the Vistula Lagoon, about 90 kilometers from Gdansk. It is famous for being the birthplace of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus and for its stunning Gothic cathedral.
Top things to do in Frombork
- Old Town: Frombork’s Old Town is a charming area filled with historic buildings, quaint cafes, and shops. Take a stroll around the town and soak in the atmosphere.
- Frombork Cathedral: This magnificent Gothic cathedral is the most important landmark in Frombork. It is the burial place of Nicolaus Copernicus and features beautiful stained glass windows and a stunning view of the Vistula Lagoon.
- Copernicus Museum: This museum is dedicated to the life and work of Nicolaus Copernicus. It features a collection of scientific instruments, manuscripts, and other artifacts related to the famous astronomer.
- Visit the Bishop’s Palace: The Bishop’s Palace is a beautiful Renaissance-style building that now serves as a museum. It houses a collection of art and artifacts from the town’s history.
Getting to Frombork
Frombork is easily accessible by car or public transportation. You can take a train from Gdansk to Braniewo and then take a bus to Frombork. Alternatively, you can hire a car and drive to Frombork, which takes about 1.5 hours.
You also have the option to travel in comfort by joining a guided tour of Frombork from the Tricity area. Follow the trail of Nicolaus Copernicus, who stopped the sun and moved the earth. See the Vistula Lagoon and traditional Arcaded Houses, and visit the Museum of Copernicus and Frombork Cathedral.
🎫 Check price and availability >> Copernicus Trail in Frombork
12. Kashubian Switzerland
Located just a short drive from Gdansk, Kashubian Switzerland is a beautiful region in northern Poland that is known for its picturesque landscapes, rolling hills, and crystal-clear lakes. The area is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with plenty of opportunities for hiking, cycling, and water sports.
Top things to do in Kashubian Switzerland
One of the highlights of a trip to Kashubian Switzerland is a visit to the town of Kartuzy, which is home to a stunning 14th-century monastery. Visitors can explore the monastery’s beautiful gardens and admire its Gothic architecture, which features intricate carvings and ornate details.
Another must-see attraction in the region is the Wdzydze Landscape Park, which covers an area of over 100 square kilometers. The park is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including rare species of birds and animals. Visitors can explore the park’s many hiking trails, go fishing in one of its many lakes, or simply relax and enjoy the stunning scenery.
For those interested in history, a visit to the Museum of Kashubian Pottery in Chmielno is a must. The museum showcases the traditional pottery-making techniques that have been used in the region for centuries, and visitors can watch demonstrations of the pottery-making process and purchase handmade souvenirs to take home.
Overall, a day trip to Kashubian Switzerland is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in the natural beauty and rich history of northern Poland.
Getting to Kashubian Switzerland
To truly get to explore this beautiful natural area, I highly recommend you rent a car. There are so many places to stop and visit along the way. Alternatively, you can join a guided tour, the one below is rated 5 stars.
🌟 Top-rated tour >> Explore Kashubian Switzerland, a Polish region full of woods, lakes, an upside-down house, and picturesque hills, on this full-day trip from Gdansk. Learn about this historical area as you visit the towns of Kartuzy, Chmielno, and Szymbark, followed by a trip to Wieżyca Hill.
13. Lawendowa Osada Lavender Farm
Lawendowa Osada Lavender Farm is a picturesque farm located in the Kaszuby region, about an hour’s drive from Gdansk. It is situated amidst the rolling hills and lush greenery of the countryside, making it a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Especially for Instagrammers and photographers, this place is stunning!
The farm specializes in growing lavender and offers visitors a chance to explore the lavender fields, learn about the cultivation process, and purchase a variety of lavender products. You can take part in guided tours, which are available in English, Polish, and German, and learn about the different varieties of lavender grown on the farm.
In addition to the lavender fields, the farm also has a small shop where you can purchase handcrafted lavender products such as soaps, oils, and candles. The shop also stocks a range of locally produced honey, jams, and other food items.
14. Stutthof Concentration Camp
Stutthof Concentration Camp is located about 34 kilometers east of Gdansk and is one of the most significant historical sites in Poland. It was the first concentration camp built by the Nazis outside of Germany and was operational from 1939 until 1945.
The camp was initially established to imprison Polish political prisoners but later became the last stop for many Jews, Romani people, and others. It is estimated that about 65,000 people died in Stutthof, and those who survived suffered from inhumane living conditions, forced labor, and medical experiments.
During a visit to Stutthof, you can learn about the camp’s history and see the barracks, gas chambers, crematorium, and other buildings that were used during the war. The museum also displays personal belongings of the prisoners, such as shoes, glasses, and suitcases, which provide a stark reminder of the atrocities that occurred.
Guided tours are available in multiple languages, the museum is open every day except for Mondays and some public holidays. A visit to Stutthof Concentration Camp is a sobering and educational experience that highlights the importance of remembering and honoring the victims of the Holocaust.
Getting to Stutthof
If you plan to visit Stutthof Concentration Camp, I highly recommend you join a tour with a guide. This private day trip departing from Gdansk includes pick up and drop off at your hotel, transfer in a private car and a 2-hour guided tour of Stutthof Concentration Camp with a certified guide.
🤍 Check price and availability here >> Stutthof Private Tour led by Expert-Guide
Westerplatte is a peninsula located in the Gdansk harbor and is known for its historical significance. The place holds a special place in the hearts of Polish people, as it was here that World War II officially began.
The Westerplatte Peninsula is a popular tourist destination, and visitors can take a ferry from the city center to reach the place. The journey takes around 30 minutes, and the scenic views of the harbor are breathtaking.
Once you reach Westerplatte, you can explore the various monuments and memorials dedicated to the Polish soldiers who fought here. The most prominent of these is the Monument of the Coast Defenders. The monument depicts a soldier standing tall with a gun in his hand, looking out to sea.
Apart from the monuments, visitors can also explore the ruins of the barracks and the ammunition depots that were destroyed during the war. The ruins have been preserved and serve as a reminder of the devastation that war can bring.
🌟 As mentioned above, this guided tour from Gdansk includes both Westerplatte and Malbork Castle, perfect if you’re a history buff like me!
16. Starogard Gdański
Starogard Gdański is a charming town located just 50 km south of Gdańsk. It is a perfect destination for a day trip from Gdańsk, offering a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, rich history, and beautiful architecture.
Top things to do in Starogard Gdański
- Visit the Castle Hill: The Castle Hill is the most important historical monument in Starogard Gdański. It was the site of a medieval castle, which was destroyed in the 17th century. Today, you can admire the remains of the castle walls and enjoy the beautiful views of the town and the surrounding countryside.
- Explore the Old Town: Starogard Gdański’s Old Town is a charming place with narrow streets, colorful houses, and cozy cafes. Visitors can stroll around the town, admire the beautiful architecture, and enjoy the local cuisine.
- Visit the Museum of the Kociewie Region: The Museum of the Kociewie Region is located in the heart of Starogard Gdański’s Old Town. It showcases the history, culture, and traditions of the Kociewie region, which is known for its beautiful landscapes, traditional crafts, and delicious cuisine.
Getting to Starogard Gdański
The easiest way to get to Starogard Gdański from Gdańsk is by car. The journey takes around 45 minutes, and there are several parking options in the town center.
Alternatively, you can take a train or a bus from Gdańsk to Starogard Gdański. The train journey takes around one hour, while the bus journey takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Słupsk is a small city located about 100 km southeast of Gdansk. It is a perfect destination for a day trip from Gdansk, especially for those who are interested in history and architecture.
Top things to do in Słupsk
The main attraction of Słupsk is the Castle of the Dukes of Pomerania. This impressive brick castle was built in the 14th century and served as the residence of the dukes of Pomerania. Today, it houses the Museum of Central Pomerania, which has an extensive collection of artifacts related to the history and culture of the region.
Słupsk’s Old Town is a charming area with cobbled streets, colorful buildings, and historic architecture. Visitors can stroll through the Market Square, which is surrounded by beautiful Gothic and Renaissance buildings, including the Town Hall and the Church of St. Jack.
Other attractions in Słupsk include the Museum of Bread, which showcases the history of bread-making in the region, and the St. Nicholas Cathedral, which dates back to the 14th century and features impressive Gothic architecture.
FAQs: Gdansk day trips
What is the best time to visit Gdansk?
The best time to visit Gdansk and northern Poland if you want to hit the beach is during the summer months of July, and August. This is when the weather is the warmest, and the days are the longest, providing plenty of time to explore the area’s many attractions and outdoor activities.
Additionally, during the summer months, many festivals and events take place, including the St. Dominic’s Fair in Gdansk, which is the largest open-air trade and cultural event in Poland.
However, it’s important to note that the summer months are also the busiest and most expensive time to visit. If you’re looking to avoid the crowds and save some money, consider visiting in the shoulder seasons of June and September and October when the weather is still pleasant, and the crowds have thinned out.
How much time should I spend in the Tri-City area?
The Tri-City area has a lot to offer, so it’s recommended to spend at least three days exploring the main attractions and enjoying the local culture. However, if you have more time, you can also visit nearby towns and national parks.
Which airport should I fly to?
The Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport (GDN) is the main airport serving the Tri-City area. It’s located about 12 km from the city center and offers flights to many European destinations. Alternatively, you can also fly into Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) and take a train or bus to Gdansk.
Is it expensive to travel in Poland?
Poland is generally an affordable destination, with prices lower than in many other European countries. The cost of living in Gdansk is lower than in Warsaw or Krakow, and you can find budget-friendly accommodation, food, and transportation options. However, prices may vary depending on the season.
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