This was our first visit to Poland and we had no idea what to expect but each day of our time spent there was a pleasant surprise! The cities are clean, the public transportation systems are excellent, and the accommodations comfortable and inexpensive compared to other European cities. And as a bonus, the food was delicious! We tend to eat casual and explored local traditional classics (pierogi, pork knuckle, and delicious pastries filled with wild rose jam), as well as familiar comfort foods (pizza and pasta.) Poland has an interesting and complicated history and we learned much by attending various museums in each city.
Dates traveled: Mid-April to early May.
Length of trip: 20 nights
Flights: Delta/KLM - Atlanta to Krakow via Dusseldorf;
Gdansk to Atlanta via Amsterdam
Transportation Between Cities: Trains - Second Class Seats
Average Hotel Cost Per Night for 20 nights: $129.30
Itinerary and Hotels:
Krakow - 5 nights. Hotel Polski Pod Bialyn
Wroclaw - 4 nights. Hotel Europeum
Warsaw - 4 nights. Mamaison Hotel Le Regina
Torun - 2 nights. Hotel Spichrz
Gdansk - 5 nights. Hotel Liberum
Note: All of the hotels were in the city center - I’ve posted reviews on Trip Advisor. We noticed that not all hotels have air conditioning - if you’re traveling in the summer make sure that yours does.