Best Day Trips From Wroclaw – In Poland and Abroad (with Map)

Although there are many things to do in Wroclaw and it’s hard to get bored in this beautiful and safe city, the neighboring area is just as amazing! From the majestic palaces to the natural wonders and the trips abroad- there are many awesome ideas for day trips from Wroclaw.

Lower Silesia has one of the highest density of castles in Poland. You will find more than 30 palaces in this voivodship! In this post, I am mentioning only the most beautiful ones.

Here is the map of the recommended destinations for day trips from Wroclaw:

Day Trips From Wroclaw In Poland

Day Trip From Wroclaw To Książ Castle

Ksiaz Castle is the third-largest in Poland (after Malbork and Wawel in Krakow that are both listed as UNESCO world heritage sites).

The majestic, medieval building attracts thousands of domestic and foreign tourists every year.

If you are visiting the castle, be sure to go to the Walbrzych Palm House. It’s a very relaxing place!

Day Trip From Wroclaw to Krakow

Krakow is the most frequently visited city in Poland. No wonder why! The heartbreakingly beautiful Old Town, Jewish district – Kazimierz, Wieliczka Salt Mine, and Auschwitz Concentration Camp are places everyone should visit at least once.

If you want to take Wroclaw to Krakow train, you can book your ticket here (the prices start at $12). A car trip will take less than 3 hours, so does a bus ride. 

Arguably the best option is to take a day trip from Wroclaw to Krakow. You will be picked up from your hotel, a guide will show you the most important sights in the city, and you will be back in Wroclaw on the very same day. For more info, follow this link.

Day Trip From Wroclaw To Moszna Castle

Hands down, zamek w Mosznej is one of the most beautiful in the world. It’s called the Polish Harry Potter castle and it truly looks like it was a part of a fairy tale!

What’s interesting, the name “Moszna” literally means “scrotum” in Polish.

Day Trip From Wroclaw To Warsaw

Warsaw is one of the most vibrant places in the country. It’s called ‘The Phoenix City’, as it was almost completely destroyed during WWII, and then rose from the ashes. 

Warsaw has a beautiful Old Town, many interesting museums, and tourist attractions.

A car ride from Warsaw to Wroclaw and back will take about 3,5h. The traveling time is similar if you take Warsaw to Wroclaw train. The prices start at $1. Taking the bus is cheaper. One way ticket can cost as little as $5.

Surprisingly, I couldn’t find any tour operator that organizes a day trip from Wroclaw to Warsaw. If you are already there, follow this link to find the most interesting tours in the city.

Day Trip From Wroclaw To Czocha Castle

This majestic medieval castle is believed to be one of the most haunted places in Poland. There are about 30 weird corridors in the zamek Czocha’s underground. No one really knows why they were built.

Among the creepy legends of the castle, there is one about the child that was buried alive because its mother cheated on father. It’s believed that the kid’s ghost still haunts this place.

There are many other phantoms in the castle, including unfaithful wives, pilgrims, and the White Lady.

Day Trip From Wroclaw To Poznan

Poznan is one of the most colorful places in Poland. It’s famous for its amazing architecture, the town hall’s billy goats, and delicious rogale swietomarcinskie (sweet croissants).

Poznan is also one of the best cities to live in Poland. If you have a car, the journey from Wroclaw will take about 2,5h. You can also take a bus which is the cheapest option. There is a direct train from Poznan to Wroclaw as well. The ticket prices start at $7.

If you are a lazy traveler (just like us!), book a day trip from Wroclaw to Poznan. It’s affordable and you will be sure you have seen all the important places in the city.

Day Trip From Wroclaw To Jelenia Gora

Did you know that there are mountains just 2 hours driving from Wroclaw? Jelenia Gora is the biggest city of Polish Karkonosze mountains, however, there is much more to see there than that. The spa town Karpacz with Vang stave church, the Miniature Park, and even Noah’s Ark.

There is so much to see around Karpacz that if you want to see it all in just one day you can either rent a car or join a guided tour.

Day Trip From Wroclaw To Wojanow Palace

It’s one of the castles where you can actually stay! There is a luxurious hotel in Wojanow Palace. You can even organize a Polish wedding there.

See more on TripAdvisor.

Here’re the other recommended day trips from Wroclaw:


Wroclaw Berlin

The distance from the capital of Germany to Wroclaw is not that far, that’s why it’s worth taking a day trip to Berlin while in Lower Silesia.

You can either consider car hire Wroclaw (the driving is about 3,5h), taking a train (it takes 4 hours, the prices start at 30 euros), or traveling by bus (it’s the cheapest option, the prices start at $20; the journey time is about 4 hours).

You can always book a day tour from Wroclaw to Berlin which is definitely the most convenient option.

Wroclaw To Dresden

The capital of Saxony is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. It’s located less than a 3-hour drive from Poland which makes it a great idea for a day trip from Wroclaw.

If you are in the area during the holiday season, be sure to visit Dresden Christmas market! It’s considered one of the best in Europe.

Wroclaw to Prague

The capital of the Czech Republic is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It’s worth taking a day trip from Wroclaw to Prague. If you decide to travel by car, it will take about 4 hours to get there. There is no direct Wroclaw to Prague train, so your second option is a bus.

Arguably the best choice is to book a day trip from Wroclaw to Prague and let others organize everything for you.

Wroclaw To Ardspach

This jaw-dropping natural reserve located in Czechia is where “The Chronicles of Narnia” was filmed. Located less than 2 hour’s drive from Wroclaw, it’s one of the best ideas for a day trip from Wroclaw.

Book the tour online here.

Other Day Trips From Wroclaw

Due to the central location, there are many other destinations where you can head for a day trip from Wroclaw. They are all located a 4-6 hours drive one way from the city, that’s why I am not including them before. Driving for 8-12h and sightseeing all in one day may be pretty challenging, that’s why these day trips from Wroclaw may not be for everyone.

Anyway, going there is doable! Here they are:

  • Zakopane, Poland (5h drive)
  • Gdansk, Poland (5h drive)
  • Malbork Castle, Poland (5h drive)
  • Szczecin, Poland (5h drive)
  • Bratislava, Slovakia (5h drive)
  • Karlovy Vary, Czechia (4,40h drive)
  • Moravian Karst, Czechia (4h drive)
  • Vienna, Austria (6h drive)

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