The long awaited trip to Warsaw has come to an end and it was absolutely incredible. Last year my best friend and I went to Krakow which was really amazing too, but this trip was even better. Because I enjoyed it so much (so did she for the record) I decided it might be fun to write about it. Warsaw is quite an undiscovered city but it’s actually one of the most amazing cities I’ve ever been too, which is why I’m so excited about it. Anyway, without further ado, let’s just get into the travel diary. If you’re interested in finding out what I did during my one week trip to Warsaw and what Warsaw is like, make sure you continue reading!
Day 1. Shopping arrival
We arrived at the hotel at around 3ish I believe. We changed into lighter clothes because it was a lot more humid outside in Warsaw than it was back at home. After that we actually wanted to go to the mall, but because we had difficulties finding out which bus to take and we were very hungry we ended up starting the day off with some food at the restaurant downstairs. It was really, really tasty and it definitely did us good to have a bit of food inside.
Afterwards we called a cab and went to the mall. It was pretty close to the hotel so we arrived pretty quickly. We went into some of our favourite stores like Mango, Zara, Sephora, Bath & Body Works, etc. but since we were pretty tired we didn’t wander around there too much.
Day 2. Getting lost and outlet shopping
Back when I did my research on Warsaw I saw that they had an outlet centre here with some pretty amazing stores like Mango, Only and Tommy Hilfiger. Since my best friend is obsessed with Mango she really wanted to go there so that was our plan for day two. We were determined to take the bus instead of a cab but I’m not sure if that was the best idea ever. We had no clue which bus to take or how to actually go there and we ended up walking for over an hour to find the right tram station and in total it took us over 2 hours to actually find the outlet. According to Google Maps it was only 40 minutes away with public transfer so we definitely did something wrong, but we did end up were we wanted to be.
It was an amazing outlet. It was very calm and they had some great stores with lots of amazing finds. The both of us shopped quite a few things including some Tommy Hilfiger shoes!
After shopping in the outlet centre we headed over Galeria Mokotow, which is the mall we went to on day one, for some food and after that we headed back to the hotel.
Day 3. Cultural day: Old Town!
Because we had so much shopping done in the first two days we decided it might be a good idea to have a bit of a cultural day on day three. Our plan was to see Old Town and New Town, but we ended up only going to Old Town because we just didn’t have a clue were to find New Town and even Google Maps couldn’t get us there.
Old Town was a little more touristic than the rest of the city but it still wasn’t crowded there at all. You can really tell that Warsaw isn’t discovered as a vacation destination. There are hardly any tourists and it’s less crowded than Eindhoven is on a normal weekday.
Old Town was absolutely stunning. We really enjoyed seeing it and we took quite a lot of cute pictures since I brought my good camera with me that day.
Day 4. From mall to mall
After a cultural day it’s only logical to have a shopping day. Warsaw is filled with malls and we obviously had to see at least most of them. First of all we went to Zlote Tarsy, which is one of the biggest malls in Warsaw. By this time we had finally figured out the public transport system so the way there was actually pretty simple. It was an amazing mall with lots of amazing stores and we sure shopped a lot, but after an hour or three we were done with it.
Since it wasn’t time to eat already we decided to go to another mall, Galeria Arkadia. This one ended up being even more amazing than the one we went before that so that was very exciting.
After shopping we went to Pizza Hut for dinner and I decided to go for the hot pepperoni pizza which was a huge mistake. The first bite I took was already one with pepper and my mouth was on fire for half an our.
Day 5. Lazy shopping day & huge storm!
After day four we weren’t that sure what to do anymore. We had seen the things we wanted to see and we already shopped way too much. We ended up sleeping in a little since we didn’t sleep that well the past couple of nights and after that we ended up going back to Galeria Mokotow once again.
Surprisingly enough I ended up buying quite a lot that day even though I didn’t intend on doing that but I did end up getting some gorgeous new products and some really nice clothing.
After eating dinner at Vapiano we decided we wanted to go home. It was raining a little but it wasn’t too bad. Until we stepped out of the bus and had to walk a couple of blocks. It started to rain incredibly hard and it didn’t seem to end. After waiting for it to stop (which it didn’t) we decided to face the storm and go home. My friend actually ended up running across the streets on her bare feet because she was wearing flip flops and they got really slippery. Looking back it was a funny experience, but at that moment I hated being there.
Day 6. Lazy day
Day six wasn’t very exciting. My friend wasn’t feeling too well and we were both very tired, so we slept in a little and chilled around the apartment. We did go to the store to get some (comfort) food but aside from that we didn’t do too much. At the end of the day we went to the restaurant down stairs for some food and after that we started packing our suitcases and we went to bed.
Day 7. Going home!
Day 7 wasn’t really a proper day anymore since we went to the airport at 7 AM. All we did this day was wake up, get ready and gather all of our stuff and go. The flight was pretty okay and after that we went back to our normal lives in the Netherlands.
And that was basically what our trip to Warsaw was like. It was definitely one of my favourite vacations so far, which is why I’ll definitely go back to Warsaw next year. It was an amazing city, there was a lot to do there and I just love the country overall.
Thank you guys so much for reading today’s post and be sure to let me know if you’ve ever been to Poland and if so, let me know what you think of it!