I have a 4-day weekend coming up and the wife's feet are getting itchy. Last night we were looking at a cheap flight to Stockholm, but there were only 3 cheap seats left (conveniently exactly what we needed). But, I hadn't gotten my leave approved yet so I didn't book. Got it approved today and now the flight prices have doubled.
So, we are looking at Plan P as in Poland. We've not been there yet either and it's about an 8-hr drive to Warsaw or 12 to Krakow. We'll save by driving instead of flying and everything there is much cheaper than Stockholm anyway so it seems like a good idea.
From the few people I've know that have been over there people seem to think that Warsaw is just ok but they really like Krakow. Basically a full day will be spent driving each way. So, I'm trying to decide between like 1 night in Warsaw and 2 in Krakow or just spend all 3 in one place.
I guess I could use my Cat 1-5 certificate at the Marriott Warsaw and then stay 2 nights at the Sheraton Grand Krakow. That seems to be about the best plan. No award availability on the first 2 nights so I'd have to go to Krakow the first 2 nights and then use the cert at the Warsaw Marriott on the way back. (This sort of thing is why I almost think the cert with the credit card is more trouble than it's worth. I'd much rather just have a flat # of points that I could apply toward any category than constantly having to be on the look out for lower category properties.)
Any thoughts, comments, or suggestions?
I was in Warsaw this year and really liked it. I spent 3 nights at the Marriott and got a really good price and just paid for it. The location is good with public transportation close. The hotel treated me very well with a great breakfast every morning and the EL in the evening. Yes. Prices are cheap. Cab fares are unbelievable cheap too. The food was good. Many sites to see. Went to a free Chopin concert in the park and really enjoyed it. I could have easily spent another day. Why spend time traveling for a day?