Have a week in Poland in Spring 2019 coming up. First time to Europe. Interests include history, food, drink, outdoors, politics and culture/community/people...but anything is game at the moment. Nothing's booked, but we have a tentative itinerary (see below) focused on Krakow and Gdansk, with a day stop in Warsaw in transit between the two. I don't know much about villages, but would be interested in any tips on small towns or villages we should consider for a night or two (I'm figuring we'll be back eventually, just don't know when, and when I say "small towns" I'm not really talking about the big-ish cities that are smaller than Warsaw and Gdansk like Torun, Lodz and Wroclaw.) Auschwitz is a must-hit all-day trip for my wife and I...other elements can be up for debate/negotiation. Nothing is booked at this moment.
Tentative itinerary at the moment:
After a few nights each in Vienna and Prague and a night train into Krakow:
Krakow four nights > early morning train to Warsaw for a day trip en route to Gdansk > late train into Gdansk with three nights planned in Gdansk.