4 days Warsaw - Gdansk suggestion please
Replies: 7 - Last Post: May 24, 2012 7:43 PM Last Post By: WaterhazardJack
May 16, 2012 1:01 PM
We enjoy nature, so parks, lakes, sea, pretty villages are all good. We like (not too challenging) hiking and cycling. Also we would like to visit one concentration camp if possible.
Our plan is like this:
Day 1 - fly into Warsaw late afternoon, stay overnight
Day 2 - explore Warsaw and stay overnight
Day 3 - 6 Open to suggestion
Day 7 & 8 - visit friends in Gdansk, may explore surrounding areas with them
Day 9 - fly out of Gdansk in the morning
So we have only 4 days really in between. We don't like to rush so maybe 2 main places to explore is the best. Any thoughts appreciated!
May 16, 2012 2:55 PM
1You're aware of Euro 2012 right? I would avoid match cites near game days.
Stutthof is near Gdańsk for a Nazi concentration camp. You could consider Torun and a visit to Malbork. I applaud you for not trying to do too much. Ground transportation between cities may take more time than you would otherwise guess.
May 16, 2012 5:18 PM
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May 22, 2012 10:38 PM
May 24, 2012 2:26 PM
5Thank you all for your advice! We will probably head to Torun first then Malbork. Can I ask a few more specific questions?
-The Tuchola forest looks nice. What's the best way to get there from Torun?
-if our next destination is Malbork, is it better to do a day trip to Tuchola forest (there's probably more train to Malbork from Torun?), or stay in a town near Tuchola, and go to Malbork from there?
-are there regular trains from Malbork to Gdynia? I'm thinking we will visit Malbork but might not stay overnight..
Thank you very much!
May 24, 2012 4:06 PM
6Toruń isn't the best starting point to visit the Tuchola Forest. The more intersting areas of the huge forest are in its northern part, which means they are more easily visited from Gdynia or Gdańsk. This includes e.g. the Bory Tucholskie Natl. Park or lake Wdzydze with a folk architecture museum at its shores. To best appreciate the size of the forest you might consider doing a full day bike trip, e.g. from Kościerzyna southwards.
For train connections check bahn.de or rozklad.pkp.pl . Yes, there are trains from Malbork to Gdynia, some direct, some with a change in Gdańsk.
If you want to see something in addition to Toruń and Malbork, consider Chełmno, which lies more or less in between the two.
May 24, 2012 7:43 PM
7are there regular trains from Malbork to Gdynia? I'm thinking we will visit Malbork but might not stay overnight..
Yes, there are trains...approx 2 per hour til 10pm or so, taking roughly 1h 45 mins...try and allow at least 4 hours to see the fortress at Malbork including finding your way to it from the station and crossing the river via the footbridge for the fine views...
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