Warsaw, the capital of Poland, is situated roughly 110 miles (177 kilometers) south of Olsztyn, while Gdansk is 85 miles (137 kilometers) to the northwest.
The James Shopping Centre is a good spot to check out while you are here. Another one is the St. James Cathedral.
Don't restrict yourself to Olsztyn; Poland contains plenty of man-made and natural attractions just waiting to be explored. If you're keen to explore more of the region, you'll find Ostroda, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the east, and Lidzbark Warminski 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the south.
Explore Olsztyn's spiritual side by visiting the area's mosques and other holy sites. This region is known for its fine castles; these are fascinating portals into the region's colorful history.
When the temperature goes down, spend time in Poland. Grab your woollen hat and scarf and have a go at the wintersports here. Try snow shoeing or skiing. Should you hear the call of the great outdoors, do as the locals do and spend a few hours caving and horse riding.
Poland cuisine is known for its special flavors, so ensure you try the dishes in Poland. Beef and also cabbage are popular here. How about trying kotlet schabowy (breaded cutlet) or gołąbki (soft boiled cabbage leaves wrapped around minced meat)? Both meals are a common fare in this area. After the main course dishes are cleared away try the mouthwatering piernik (gingerbread).
As your adventures here draw to a close, spend what's left of your zloties on last-minute mementos and bid a fond Narazie (farewell) to the local characters you have met and the places you've enjoyed.