Brimming with historical significance, Poland offers spectacular castles, ancient monuments and opulent buildings which date back to the 20th Century. Its picturesque cities highlight a sensitive past with Holocaust memorials and former Jewish centres becoming beautifully resorted to highlighting the country’s remarkable survival. Delight in heart-warming food and absorb the distinct Polish culture in the buzzing cities of Krakow and Warsaw or venture outside to uncover Poland’s national parks, mountains and seaside. Visitors can expect a warm welcome comprised of a raised glass of vodka, always neat, accompanied by a firm handshake. A second glass of vodka usually follows, then a third and so on…

Top Recommendations

  • Explore the UNESCO listed Old Towns of Warsaw & Krakow
  • Visit the Warsaw Rising Museum, depicting the bravery of local Poles during WWII
  • Pay your respects at the infamous Nazi death camps of Auschwitz & Birkenau
  • Hike in the Tatra Mountains or catch a cable car to Mt Kasprowy Wierch
  • Spot European bison at Bialowieza National Park

When to Visit

The best time to visit is during the spring/summer months, between May and September. The days are longer and the temperatures warmer. During the winter months, temperatures tumble and the days become short and dark. Snow often falls and settles especially in the higher altitudes of the Carpathian mountains.

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for Warsaw.