Ive been perusing all things Poland for awhile, and now I am in the planning stages for fall 2023. We are an older couple in our 70s. We enjoy history, some hiking, sightseeing, and enjoy museums (but not non-stop). We only do trains and buses now. We may be able to rent a car for a couple of days if that is the only way we can see something special.
We will arrive in Berlin on Sept. 7 and have to be in Amsterdam on Oct. 5. Everything else is Poland. This is what I have so far and nothing is set in stone except for the first couple of days.
AR Berlin - overnight; have spent a lot of time in Berlin previously, so won't this trip
Gorlitz - 2 days
Wroclaw - 4 days; side trip to Swidnica ?
Katowice/Czestochowa - worthy of overnight; one or both; or done as day trips from Krakow
Krakow - 2 days; have spent 3 days here in the past and saw all the big sites; day trip to Zalipie?
Zakopane - considering this but only for hiking; should I skip or will I hate myself for not visiting this region
Sandomierz/Lodz/Lublin - don't know if these are worthy of an overnight or even visiting; thought we could visit one or both on the way to Warsaw
Warsaw - 4 nights; is this enough? Day trip to Kazimierz Doiny?
Torun - 2 nights; day trip to Bydgoszcz? (if so, should I add another night to Torun)
Gdansk - 5 nights; side trips to Malbork, Gdynia, Sopot, Ostroda, Mikolajke; for sure I want to visit Malbork, but not sure about the others
Poznan - 2 nights; side trip to Gniczno
Train to Berlin
I've noted hotels mentioned in the forum, but I probably will come back asking for advice as soon as the itinerary gets tightened up a bit. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.