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Best time to visit Auschwitz, Poland

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The best time to visit Auschwitz is April-May

Auschwitz can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, April-May is the best time to go.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 29℃ (84℉) in the middle of the day. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of -4℃ (25℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Auschwitz when the days are longest, you should visit in August. May sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in November instead.

Learn more about when to travel to Auschwitz, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

November

Most daylight

August

Auschwitz seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Auschwitz as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Auschwitz is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Auschwitz

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Auschwitz for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Auschwitz climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Auschwitz for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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Auschwitz in January

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average high temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average low temperature: -4℃ (25℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 17 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auschwitz in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Auschwitz in February

  • Average temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 13 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auschwitz in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Auschwitz in March

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auschwitz in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Auschwitz in April

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auschwitz in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Auschwitz in May

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auschwitz in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Auschwitz in June

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auschwitz in June, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Auschwitz in July

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auschwitz in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Auschwitz in August

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auschwitz in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Auschwitz in September

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auschwitz in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Auschwitz in October

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auschwitz in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Auschwitz in November

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auschwitz in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Auschwitz in December

  • Average temperature: 0℃ (33℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auschwitz in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Auschwitz is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 25℃ (77℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Auschwitz is generally around November. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in November first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Auschwitz is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Auschwitz, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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