Solo Female Travel in Poland

Situated in Central Europe, Poland is a captivating country steeped in history and culture. Known for its enchanting medieval architecture, diverse landscapes, and the tragic remnants of the Holocaust, it provides a deeply engaging experience for its visitors. The invincible capital city, Warsaw, brims with royal residences, lush gardens, and a scenic old town square that proudly embodies Poland's resilience. The historic city of Krakow flaunts a well-preserved medieval core and Jewish quarter. Other quintessential experiences in Poland include visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, exploring the extraordinary Wieliczka Salt Mine, and hiking the picturesque trails of the Tatra Mountains. Whether it's the sublime food, vibrant nightlife or the amiable hospitality of the Poles, there is always a compelling reason to explore this remarkable country.

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Is Poland good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Very safe

Poland generally offers a high level of safety for solo female travelers. Polish cities are well policed and have a low crime rate. Streets are typically crowded even late at night, public transportation system is excellent and there are plenty of safe accommodation options. However, just like anywhere, it's always important to maintain common sense precautions, such as avoiding unlit and secluded areas at night and keeping an eye on your belongings at all times.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Poland is a reasonably easy country to navigate as a solo female traveler. Public transportation such as buses, trams, and trains are readily available and reliable, especially in bigger cities. English is also commonly spoken in most tourist areas making communication easier. However, rural areas can be challenging to explore without personal transportation.
Things to do:

Things to do:Fascinating

Poland is a treasure trove of cultural experiences, breathtaking natural beauty, and historical landmarks. You can immerse yourself in the arts by visiting Krakow's vibrant local scene, or walk through history by visiting poignant sites like Auschwitz. Polish cuisine also offers a delicious journey, making it a memorable travel destination. The country is full of hiking trails, vibrant city life, and peaceful rural landscapes, ensuring a wide array of options for all types of travelers. With safety and hospitality at high standards, solo female travelers will find an enjoyable and enriching experience in Poland.
Food:

Food:Above average

Poland offers a very diverse and hearty cuisine. Traditional meals are filled with an abundance of meat, potatoes, and bread often accompanied by pickled vegetables. The unique flavor combinations create a delightful culinary experience. However, if you are a vegetarian or vegan, you might find it a bit challenging to find suitable options for you. The country is also well-known for its fantastic desserts and pastries. Make sure to try Pierogi (Polish dumplings), Bigos (hunters stew), and Polish doughnuts!
Budget:

Budget:Affordable

Poland is quite budget-friendly, especially when compared to Western European countries. Dining out, accommodations, and attraction costs are generally much lower. Transportation such as buses and trams are cost-effective, and Poland's cities are walkable too. However, like anywhere, the costs can add up in more touristy areas and it is always a good practice to manage your spendings wisely.

Is Poland worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 26 experiences

Things to do

4.9/5

Safety

4.9/5

Food

4.8/5

Budget-friendly

4.5/5

Group travel experience

Poland is really nice country. I recommend to visitors. I stayed in Wroclaw city, prices are cheap comparing to other countries. Accommodation easy and safe. It has lots of bridges and rivers you can take nice photos

Posted: April 17, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I was in Warsaw and Krakow and I liked it very much. Great food and drinks. I used the Viator app to book walking tours. I also did a lot of walking on my own. I also went to Auschwitz for a one-day trip. Things there were also cheap.

Posted: November 6, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Last summer, I went to Poland alone, using InterRail. I really enjoyed it and couldn't understand why I hadn't gone there earlier. The people were friendly, and there was always someone who spoke English and wanted to help. I found the prices to be very reasonable. It was nice to walk among the buildings, often a mixture of new and old. Great urban squares with lots of people outside and pleasant temperatures.

Posted: September 30, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I was on a solo trip to Poland and it was the best trip of my life. I love Poland. I visited Poznań, Warsaw, Kraków, Łódź, Wrocław, and a few rural and mountain towns. They were all amazing. There is a lot to see, the people are charming, and the food is wonderful.

Posted: September 25, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I spent 6 weeks in Poland. It was beautiful and very safe. I was alone everywhere, from the Masuria region to Zakopane. It's very easy to get around Poland, and the people are very nice. Their public transportation is great, and Uber is very reasonably priced.

Posted: September 12, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Family travel experience

Poland is very safe. I have been to Poland many times and I have never had any problems. I always travel to the south-east region: Krakow, Nowy Sacz, and the Tatras. Wonderful country and very good Polish food. Especially pierogi, borscht, trout, and much more.

Posted: September 7, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I must say that Poland has exceeded my expectations. What a beautiful country. Easy to navigate, clean, safe, with old world charm, inexpensive, hospitable for tourists, fantastic food, fairy-tale views and places. I used the Old Town in Krakow as my base, and visited Krakow, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains, went on a train trip to Wrocław, and even took part in a dumpling-making course, run by a local resident in the Kazimierz district in Krakow. I highly recommend it.

Posted: September 6, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Group travel experience

I visited Poland with a friend and felt like I was in a different world. Incredibly safe despite the language difference. Everything is orderly, clean, and beautiful, and the transport system is easy to understand. The architecture, nature, people, everything is unique. I hope to return there one day.

Posted: September 5, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

The journey lasted about 10 days, during which I visited Warsaw - Malbork Castle - Gdańsk - Sopot - Toruń - Poznań - Wrocław - Kraków. I also visited Auschwitz. I travelled around Poland by bus. I believe that every place is beautiful in its own way and comparisons are not fair. However, I have to say that I probably liked Warsaw the least, even though it is an extraordinary city, being relatively new, not counting more than 75 years, rebuilt after the end of World War II. I really liked Wrocław, Toruń, and Poznań (even though they are smaller cities) and of course Kraków, which is beautiful. Visiting Auschwitz is heavy and when you are there, you realize what a death camp it must have been.

Posted: September 3, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Poland was never on my list of places to visit, but I had the chance to go there last June for three weeks and it was fantastic. I started in Gdansk, then went to Poznan, then to Warsaw, and finally to Krakow. All the time, I felt absolutely safe. The Poles were hospitable and friendly.

Posted: August 1, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Is Poland safe for women?

Safety rating

3.4 /5

Based on 3 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.4 /5

Based on 3 experiences

It is very safe to travel, people are not rude and don't cause problems on the streets. There is no need to be worried on public transport, taxi or while walking around the city. Often they are happy to help whey you ask them about the directions ect.

Posted: June 17, 2024
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At night, the dark streets are safe, but drunk people are everywhere. They are sometimes a little insistent on asking for money, but other than that, no one bothers you. People don't really care what you do

Posted: April 23, 2024
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Meet locals in Poland

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FEYZA

FEYZA

About Me

Hi I'm Feyza from Türkiye🇹🇷. I just moved Warsaw🇵🇱 last two weeks ago, cuz I'm an Erasmus student in a semester from here. I want to make new friends and also travel some Europe countries. Feel free to message me.

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Anna

Anna

About Me

I am Anna ( Anna Maria ). Originally from Cracow, then moved to Poznań then moved to The Netherlands and now back in Poznań. I am cat lover. In my free time I like good coffee, easy going time, no stress and i love travelling to meet new cultures.

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Local tips

Poland is a very safe country. It has a lot to offer. Bigger cities like Warszawa, Kraków, Gdańsk have a lot of history. Polish food is really great as well. You won't be disappointed visiting Poland:)

Posted: January 21, 2024
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Stay with locals in Poland

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Magda

Magda

Rzeszów

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3 days

About me

Hi! My name is Magda, I'm 21yo. I'm a citizen of the world, open to everything new, and I love trying new things. I'm also a bit of an adrenaline junkie and I love adventures, but don't worry, I'm not crazy (I think lol)

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Öznur

Öznur

Lodz

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Hello. I'm Öznur from Turkey. I am currently teaching as a volunteer in Poland. I like to travel whenever I can. I like to listen to people's stories and share their lives wherever I go.

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Upcoming visitors to Poland

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Bree

Bree

About Me

Hello! I’m Bree! I’m a software engineer from Columbus, Ohio, USA. I love traveling and meeting new people from all over the world. I have experience teaching the English language both in the USA and abroad. I’m also an aspiring polyglot! Outside of travel I love concerts, karaoke, and world history! 日本語はOK.

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Racheal

Racheal

About Me

Hi gals I'm Racheal, 32, single, living in Sydney and travelling for 3-4 months departing hometown 28th August. First stop Poland! Then YOLO until 5th October where I am meeting a friend in Amsterdam, to travel with her for 3 weeks. After this I plan to go to Africa! Love new experiences, culture, coffee! Wine, adventure, nature, off the beaten track, music, dancing (to my own beat) looking forward to meeting like minded and different minded people along my journey of life. 💕

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