When to visit Krakow?
One of the many advantages of visiting Poland is that here every season of the year has its charm. Winters can be harsh, summers are sometimes really hot, but overall weather in Poland is wonderful. Although Krakow is located near the mountainside, the weather in Krakow is very similar to anywhere else in the country.
The charm of winter
The average temperature in winter is around -5°C. In January or February temperatures can sometimes be really low and reach even -15°C, but it is really rare. If it happens, the beautiful clear sky and the sun shining compensate the cold. The biggest advantage of winter weather in Poland is that every year there are more than satisfactory amounts of snow falling.
Christmastime is always a good idea for a trip to Krakow. Although the days are shorter and autumn turns into winter, the weather in Krakow is still not too bad! Even if it rains and there is more and more ground frost in the mornings, the charm of Christmas is overwhelming. Streets are decorated with fairy lights and Christmas trees. Through December the Main Square houses Christmas market. Mulled wine served there will surely warm you after a full day of sightseeing!
Summer weather in Krakow
Summer is the most popular time of the year to visit Krakow. The weather is the most pleasant, with long sunny days and high temperatures. It has its disadvantages though. In June, July and August it can get really hot, with temperatures rising to above 30°C. It is also the time when restaurants are crowded and lines to enter museums long.
Choosing to visit Krakow in May or in September is still a very good idea. The temperatures are a bit lower and there are not that many tourists in the city. Coming to Krakow in a little less popular time and in less favourable weather conditions may be also an opportunity to observe the change of seasons. The heather valleys in Tatra mountains in March and April are breathtaking. Also in September and October, it is a wonderful idea to look at the first yellow leaves of autumn.