I often wonder if the people who invented Dr Who's first adversary, the Daleks, used this handy Polish word as a root.
Tomorrow is near. Tomorrow is here, always too soon.
przyszłość jest odległa - jest?
Przyszłość jest daleko stąd?
Well... it adds the "from here" part.
Can one use to instead of jest?
I would doubt it; "to" only really works in ' "nounA" is "nounB" ' sentences; "Daleko" is an adverb here.