Explore the best sights of Warsaw during a short weekend stay with our Warsaw city guide and maps
Day 1 – WWII Museum, better cakes than Paris and modern Polish dining
Arrival: Stay at the Intercontinental Warsaw. Massive beds, great views, delicious breakfasts and spacious lobby areas.
The jewel in the crown is the rooftop swimming pool and hot tub overlooking the iconic Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science.
Poland has incredible cakes that give Paris a run for their money.
Just check out the beauties below from Odette Tea Room.
Rest up here to refuel following your travelling.
Late afternoon: During World War II, Warsaw was a city completely flattened by the nazis.
The Warsaw Uprising museum tells the story of Warsovians during the darkest days in their history.
It is a tribute to those who fought and died for an independent Poland and its free capital.
We rated this as one of our top 5 museums in the world.
It really is unmissable.
Evening: There is no shortage of places to eat in Warsaw but not too far from the Intercontinental hotel you will find Kieliszki na Próżnej.
Specialists in wine but the food is pretty good too.
Relaxed surrounds with shabby-chic interior, this place is a great introduction to local produce in Warsaw.
Close out a fine first day then head to the rooftop spa in the Intercontinental for an evening dip and city lights views.
Day 2 – Parks, Donuts, Coffee & Street Food
Morning: After breakfast, head towards Łazienki Park.
This is Warsaw’s Hyde Park or Central Park.
Lots of history and monuments in beautiful surrounds.
Uber is available in Warsaw and very reasonably priced if you don’t want to walk from the hotel. We used them a few times to get around.
Early afternoon: Your sweet tooth may be kicking in at this point so leave the park and head for MOD donuts.
Hand made daily from a Polish/French recipe with beautiful designs…who knew a donut could be fashionable?
Definite instagram material although don’t always expect service to come with a smile.
Skip your coffee fix here as we have that sorted on your next stop…
Late afternoon: Poland is witnessing a coffee culture boom.
So many independent chains are popping up across cities from Krakow to Poznan.
It can be hard to find the best coffee, but in Warsaw, we think we did.
Watch Warsaw whizz by with a good cup of coffee at Ministerstwo Kawy.
This place is popular which is why we recommend late afternoon…better chance to grab a seat!
Evening: You can head back to the hotel and change or go straight to Hala Koszyki for food and drinks.
Housed within a 100 year old restored warehouse, you will find 18 restaurants and multiple places to drink alongside a design studio.
The restoration of this place is stunning and is an attraction for the young and beautiful of Warsaw.
You may struggle for a seat but don’t let that put you off.
Seated restaurants can be found across the street. Such as La Sirena, one of the best Mexican restaurants we have ate in – ever!
You will definitely finish your evening in this part of Warsaw. There is so much choice for food and late night entertainment.
Day 3 – Neon signs, Green house dining, more cake and massive monuments
Morning: Your first stop is going to be the Neon Signs museum.
This place is popping up all over social media and gaining rave reviews from established travel publications.
It’s worth a visit and an Uber ride to get there.
It’s the only time we have ever eaten in a working greenhouse and we absolutely loved it.
A little hard to find so keep checking your map but worth the visit.
There’s a nice walk through Park Skaryszewski from the Neon museum to get here.
You will also see Warsaw’s National Stadium. An iconic venue that looks fabulous day or night along the banks of the Vistula River.
Late Afternoon: Save your desert for Cafe Bristol.
Famed for its hot chocolate and cakes, this is a celeb spotting hangout and worth a visit for the interiors alone.
And yes we did see a celeb…Ronan Keating was at the table beside us…if he’s still a celeb?
Once you have stuffed yourself with sweet treats, head into the Old Town Market Square and soak up the cultural heart of this famous city.
Evening: Before the sun sets, make your way back towards the Intercontinental Hotel and buy a ticket to the top of the Palace of Culture and Science.
A gift to Warsaw from the Soviet Union. The eighth tallest building in the European Union now holds a multiplex cinema along with other cultural facilities.
Strong links to Communism still linger as a lift operator pushes the button taking you to the top of this iconic building where the magnificent views across Warsaw await.
Timing this for sunset is pretty spectacular.
You can finish your final day in Warsaw just a few steps from the Palace of Culture and Science.
We accidentally stumbled across To To Pho as our original venue was fully booked.
This small, cheap but super delicious Vietnamese restaurant is a little gem.
Just remember to take your bowls back when you are finished and don’t expect much in way of service. You are here for the food and that’s what matters!
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