From my experience I know that you can’t understand history of Warsaw in one day, but how to schedule time to see the most interesting part of the town.
Start the day off by grabbing your coffee at one of the many Green Cafe Nero.
Buy a day pass for Warsaw transportation 15 zł (4 euro), it will significantly speed up the movement in the city, but if you go on „my tour”, you won’t need the ticket, unless you don’t like to walk. You can also rent a city bike Veturilo, but in the center of Warsaw, they are not always available.
Sightseeing by walk
Start by walking through the Old and New Town, in here for centuries was concentrated life of Warsaw. If you have time visit the Royal Castle, on Wednesday’s admission is free.
Then stroll around Krakowskie Przedmieście Street and Nowy Świat Street, on the way visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier located on Pilsudski Square.
Stop by one of the „milk bars” cafeterias, serving traditional cuisine:
Bar mleczny „Bambino” on 21 Krucza Street
Bar mleczny „Familijny” on 39 Nowy Świat Street
Wegetariański bar mleczny, 30 Jerozolimskie Avenue
National Museum – every Tuesday free admission to permanent galleries
Zachęta National Art Gallery – every Thursday free entrance
POLIN – Museum of history of Polish Jews – every Thursday free entrance
Warsaw Uprising Museum – every Monday free admission
At the end take bus 180 to the Royal Łazienki Park, every Friday free admission to Palace on Island, Little White House, Myslewicki Palace and The Old Orangery. If you are in Warsaw in the summer you can enjoy roof tops with garden located: in the Copernicus Science Centre or the Warsaw University Library. In the summer gardens are open to 8 pm, admission free.
Warsaw University Library Rrooftop Garden, address: 56/66 Dobra Street
Fall in love with żurek, dumplings or duck in beetroots
Zapiecek is great place to start your food experience in Warsaw. This chain restaurant has everything what you need to know about traditional Polish cuisine. From sour rye soup till duck in beetroots.
Also try one of the following restaurants:
TUTTI SANTI PIZZERIA ul. Królewska 18 – click
ARIGATOR RAMEN SHOP ul. Piekna 54 – click
VEGAN RAMEN SHOP al. Jana Pawła II 52/54 – click
NAMASTE INIDA ul. Nowogrodzka 15 – Indian restaurant – click
MEZZE ul. Różana 1 – Middle Eastern cuisine – click
ELEKTROWNIA POWIŚLE – foodcourt – click