This will be my only visit to Poland. I started with a desire to see Krakow because I was told "it's like Prague before it was inundated with tourists" and I liked Prague (in spite of the many tourists). I have to fly into Warsaw and discovered that there's a lot to see there too. Then some folks really liked Gdansk, so I'm thinking about adding that. I love museums - art, history, folklore, quirky, whatever (like a bookworm, I'm a "museum mouse"). I'm a slow traveler, spending hours and hours in museums and not trying to cram too much into each day.
So . . . . I am ready to start planning. How many days in Warsaw? in Krakow? (definitely want to see the salt mines, more definitely do not want to go to any WWII death camps). Do you (anyone who reads this) recommend adding Gdansk? How many days? I guess train from Warsaw, but then train or flight to Krakow? I plan to end in Krakow and take an all-day bus through Slovakia to Budapest.
Bring it on, guys. Thanks!