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Best time to visit Krakow, Poland

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The best time to visit Krakow is April

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

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 29℃ (85℉) in the middle of the day. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of -3℃ (27℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Krakow 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 April instead.

Learn more about when to travel to Krakow, 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

April

Most daylight

August

Krakow seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Krakow as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Krakow 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 Krakow

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 Krakow 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.

Krakow 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 Krakow 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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Krakow in January

  • Average temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average high temperature: 0℃ (33℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 15 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Krakow in February

  • Average temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Krakow in March

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Krakow in April

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Krakow in May

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 18 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Krakow in June

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Krakow in July

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Krakow 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.


Krakow in August

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Krakow 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.


Krakow in September

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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

Krakow in October

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Krakow in November

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Krakow in December

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Krakow 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 Krakow 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 Krakow is generally around April. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in April first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Krakow 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 Krakow, 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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