I'm planning to go to Poland for about a week in June or July this year. I'm almost 40 and enjoy modern art, WWII history, crafts/shopping, taking pictures, and food. I just got back from Portugal last night and loved it but felt like my tour spent too much time in castles and not enough time in the big cities. Also, not particularly interested in the salt mines - saw something almost identical in Bogota. Probably won't do Auschwitz as I've done a few others in recent years. I won't rent a car.
I am flexible on the amount of time I will have but maybe 6-7 days on the ground; it depends on what days work for frequent flyer tickets.
I was thinking Krakow and Warsaw but I saw people posting that Krakow and Gdansk might be better. I'm wondering why people make that recommendation?
I am wondering if Uber is useful in Krakow/Warsaw/Gdansk? I saw another poster ask about it for Krakow but I didn't see a real answer. It has been great on other travels to get through the language barrier and also when you don't know where you are or where a taxi stand is.
Have you heard of a good tour of one of these cities that can be joined? I couldn't find an overall tour of Poland that worked.
Any recommendations for good hotels in central locations?
Any day trips recommended from Krakow/Warsaw/Gdansk for particularly picturesque towns that are train accessible?