Thanks to all who helped shape my itinerary for four weeks in Czechia, Germany, and Poland. I'm happy with the first half of my itinerary (in Prague, Dresden, and Berlin), but now having some doubts about my Poland plan. So here are the pieces of the puzzle:
- I depart from Berlin on Sunday, April 14, 2019 to head to Poland
- I fly home from Gdansk early morning on Saturday, April 27.
- This gives me 13 nights in Poland (my first time there).
- I definitely want some time in Krakow, Warsaw, and Gdansk. In general, I'm more interested in cities and culture for this trip than I am in the countryside.
- I have a particular interest in Jewish history and culture, so I want to fit in at least a day trip to Lodz, if not an overnight. Saturday would not be a good day to do this, as the cemetery there and other Jewish sites are closed on Saturdays.
- April 21 is Easter Sunday. I'm concerned about closures that day and Monday the 22nd as well as Good Friday (the 19th).
I think those are all the puzzle pieces.
Right now I have planned the following:
- 2 nights Wroclaw
- 4 nights Krakow
- 3 nights Warsaw
- 1 night Torun
- 3 nights Gdansk
This has me arriving in Warsaw on Saturday the 20th (the day before Easter), departing on Tuesday morning.
Ideas I've had include skipping Wroclaw, flying Berlin to Krakow, then adding two nights in Lodz between Krakow and Warsaw, or adding those two nights to Warsaw. But I'm not sure if skipping Wroclaw is the best answer. I could also skip Torun and add that night to Warsaw. But I'd rather not forego my stop in Torun.
I wish I'd thought this through a little better before buying my plane tickets, but I can't undo that now, so I will make the best of it. I may need to sacrifice some of the places I was hoping to visit, and that's okay with me, because my general philosophy is to enjoy the places I go and not worry about the places I didn't make it to.
However, can anyone help me figure out how to have it all???