When is the Best Time to Visit Poland? A Helpful Guide

You’re visiting Poland? Congrats!

By this point, you have friends and family exciting over your travel plans and giving unsolicited vacationing advice.

But the real question is, when is the best time to visit Poland?

Over 18.3 million people visited Poland in 2017 and the difference between what time of year you choose to travel can make or break your experience abroad. 

For travelers looking for the premier experience, we’ve compiled a helpful guide of the best time to visit Poland. 

Weather in Poland

Unless you’re prepared to battle extreme climates, it’s best to avoid vacationing during the winters in Poland. The summer heat brings millions of tourists and may hinder your authentic Polish experience. Though the weather in Poland is notoriously unpredictable, the very best time to visit is during the fall and spring. 

Unlike most parts of the world, Poland weather experiences six distinct seasons.

  1. Summer
  2. Fall
  3. Przedzimie
  4. Winter
  5. Przedwiosnie
  6. Spring

Przedzimie is early winter, so it’s best to visit Poland in the early months of fall, like September and October. Przedwiosnie is early spring. Travel towards the end of spring around May for the best chance to avoid the rainy season. 


The weather in Poland in May is the best time to get the country’s prime spring experience. By this time, the rain showers have slowed and temperatures range from 41 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit on average. 

Always keep a raincoat on hand just in case!

During this season, plants sprout to life and with them bring beautiful colors. This is the perfect time to see the charm of Poland. For a casual stroll try the Botanic Garden of the Jagiellonian University.

Looking for a more adventurous way to experience the spring Poland beauty? Check out Dunajec Rafting and the infamous Kracow hikes.


The weather in Poland in September is mild during the daytime but temperatures can get down to 32 degrees Fahrenheit during the night time. It’s a great time for a day trip to the sunny streets of Wroclaw.

Enjoy over a hundred miles of bike-friendly routes, gondolas and ships on the open water, and countless parks to enjoy. 


The weather in Poland in October can start to dip into freezing temperatures. It’s a wonderful time to visit the capital, Warsaw. Here, there are countless indoor activities you don’t want to miss like:

  • Muzeum Swiat Iluzji
  • Polish Vodka Museum
  • Dollhouse Museum
  • Copernicus Science Centre
  • Holy Cross Church

Don’t forget to check out the Warsaw Film Festival, which typically happens at the end of the month!

Best Time to Visit Poland

It can be hard to decide the best time to visit Poland. The weather in Poland can be unpredictable and sometimes frustrating. The good news is there’s no shortage of unforgettable indoor and outdoor experiences offered all throughout the year.

So what are you waiting for? Adventure awaits! 

For experiences you don’t want to miss, check out our once-in-a-lifetime tours in Poland!