Getting there: Most international flights arrive into Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW). For flights within Europe, travellers have a choice of dozens of major and budget carriers. Poland is also well connected by train to the rest of Europe as are there several road crossings from the seven countries bordering it. Ferries operate to and from Sweden and Denmark.
Capital city: Warsaw.
Population: 38.626 million.
Currency: Polish złoty (PLN).
Climate: Poland's climate is temperate maritime with warm summers, crisp, sunny autumns and cold, cloudy winters. Rain falls throughout the year with summer having twice as much rain as winter.
Transport: Use the local buses and trams to get around — they are cheap, easy to use and clean. Warsaw is the only city with a metro.
Best time to travel: Autumn and spring are probably the best times to visit Poland if seeking fewer crowds and cheaper prices. Summertime is beautiful and vibrant as well as being peak season.
What to wear: Poland is a regular European country as far as dress-code goes. Be more concerned with dressing appropriately for the weather. Pack warm clothes, rain gear and good walking shoes.