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Best time to visit Zakopane, Poland

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The best time to visit Zakopane is May

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Zakopane such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, May is the best time of year to go.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 24℃ (75℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as -13℃ (9℉) at night.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Zakopane are usually in August, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. On average it rains the most days in May, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Learn more about when to travel to Zakopane, 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

January

Most daylight

August

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Zakopane seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Zakopane

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 Zakopane 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.

Zakopane 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 Zakopane 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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Zakopane in January

  • Average temperature: -5℃ (24℉)
  • Average high temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average low temperature: -7℃ (19℉)
  • Average humidity: 92%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 13 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Zakopane in February

  • Average temperature: -4℃ (26℉)
  • Average high temperature: -0℃ (31℉)
  • Average low temperature: -7℃ (20℉)
  • Average humidity: 92%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Zakopane in March

  • Average temperature: 0℃ (33℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 12 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Zakopane in April

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Zakopane in May

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 120mm (5") over 22 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Zakopane in June

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 73mm (3") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Zakopane in July

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 83mm (3") over 22 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Zakopane in August

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Zakopane in September

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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

Zakopane in October

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Zakopane in November

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (1") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Zakopane in December

  • Average temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average high temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (22℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Zakopane 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 Zakopane is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 21℃ (70℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Zakopane is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Zakopane 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 Zakopane, 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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