One Week of Baltic Travel

Wroclaw ©maciej.ka/flickr

Wroclaw ©maciej.ka/flickr

If you only have one week in Poland, you might wish to maximize your time in the country by visiting the worthy places. The highlights of Poland include lots of culture, historic towns and beaches. You may want to check out the Baltic coast such as Gdansk and Sopot. The other historic places are Poznan and Wroclaw. Everybody who has been to Poland will tell you to see Krakow and Warsaw, well, they are indeed must see places to include in your itinerary.

The best way to arrive is by flight to Warsaw, then exploring the city with or without a guide. On the second day, you may plan half a day in Warsaw, stopping by Royal Lazienki Park, Chopin’s monument, Palace on the Water, St John’s Cathedral, Old Town Market Square and the Royal Castle Square. The other half is great to be in Gdynia, Gdansk and Sopot, the well-known tri-city area.

Tricity Area

While in Gdansk, the most popular places are the Neptune Fountain, Dluga Street and the Olivia Cathedral. Watch a concert and check out the amazing Rococo organ in the Cathedral. Then in Sopot, do make a visit to the Baltic resort town and for those who enjoys walking, you will definitely be charmed by the walk along the historic pier. For Gydnia is a great time to check out the harbour and sight see around.

Malbork, Torun, Poznan

The next day, head off for Poznan and stop along the way. You should see the Teutonic Knight’s Castle which is in Malbork. Then to Torun and make a stop to check out the Old Town and the Copernicus’ house. You must also sight see the beautiful Poznan and of particular the Old Market Square and the thirteenth century Town Hall. It is about enough for this day before you plan the next day for Wroclaw.

Wroclaw

Aula © deymosD/flickr

Aula © deymosD/flickr

Arriving in Wroclaw, a must not be missed is the Wroclaw Old Town as well as the University. You must include in your itinerary the must noted Aula Leopoldina. Then proceed to Krakow. A great way to see Jasna Gora Monastery is to stop midway and tour the Czestochowa. In Krakow most people will want to revisit the former Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz even though is has a very depressed ambience. However, if you do not want to add sadness in your honeymoon or vacation for example, you can tour around Krakow seeing the Royal Wawel Hill, St. Mary’s Church, the Cloth Hall, the Barbican, the UNESCO Wieliczka Salt Mine and last but not least the Florianska Gate.

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