Averages for Krakow in April

Weather Lowdown

Thanks to warming temperatures, April becomes much more pleasant in Krakow, found in the south of Poland. During your visit, you can expect average temperatures that hit 8°C (around 46°F). While still cold, the temperatures at least reach up above freezing most days, so you can get outside and enjoy the sites of the city, full of natural beauty and storied history.

The average high jumps up to 12°C (about 54°F), making the...

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Averages for Krakow in April

  Temperature 8°C

46°F

Low Temperature 3°C

37°F

  High Temperature 12°C

54°F

  Sunshine Hours 4.5 hrs
  Rainfall 39mm
  Rainfall days 15 days
  Chance of Rain 50 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 33 %
Chance of Windy Day 33 %
  Chance of Fog Day 50%
  Chance of Snow Day 50%

Averages for Krakow in April

Weather Lowdown

Thanks to warming temperatures, April becomes much more pleasant in Krakow, found in the south of Poland. During your visit, you can expect average temperatures that hit 8°C (around 46°F). While still cold, the temperatures at least reach up above freezing most days, so you can get outside and enjoy the sites of the city, full of natural beauty and storied history.

The average high jumps up to 12°C (about 54°F), making the spring days feel warm compared to the harsh temperatures the winter months saw. The low still drops to a chilly 3°C (about 37°F), so you’ll still want to come prepared with a coat or parka to wear, especially in the colder evening hours. You’ll probably also want gloves, a hat and a scarf to keep you warm as well.

During this month, you’ll start getting more hours of sunlight, with an average of 4.5 hours a day. This means you’ll have more time to get outside and see what the city and the surrounding area has to offer. Keep in mind, the daylight hours tend to occur during the early and middle parts of the day, so you’ll want to plan your day accordingly to take full advantage of the sunlight. Like previous months, the chance of a foggy day stays at 50 percent and the chance of a cloudy day or a windy day both sit at 33 percent. 

The rainfall amounts for this month hit around 39 mm, falling over 15 days in the month. Most of the precipitation that falls this month comes in the form of rain, although it is possible to see some snow if the temperature drops far enough at night. Check the local forecast before you head out to see if you’ll need an umbrella or poncho or maybe just an extra sweater under your coat.

Where to Stay

Hotel Senacki is one of Krakow’s newest hotels and boasts a convenient location in a popular area of the city. Guests have easy access to Wawel Hill, the Royal Castle and Cathedral, Old Square and Kazimierz, the Jewish district. The hotel has a restaurant, safe deposit box, luggage storage, room service, laundry and ironing service, a gift shop and free Internet. The on-site restaurant serves traditional Polish cuisine and offers a full bar with wine from around the world.

Housed in a three-story manor, Hotel Kosciuszko has 21 rooms and suites, creating a cozy and intimate atmosphere for guests during their April stay. Room choices include a standard single, standard double or deluxe double and all rooms come with free breakfast each morning. Other room amenities include air conditioning, safe, mineral water and coffee maker. After a day of exploring Krakow, dine in the Kosciuszko Restaurant, serving up Polish favorites and European cuisine.

Puro Hotel is the ideal hotel for the younger, hipster traveler with its free Wi-Fi, free coffee and modern, up-to-date accommodations. Other amenities include a 24-hour concierge to help with finding your way around the city, securing dinner reservations or arranging tours. You can also enjoy bicycle rentals, laundry services, free newspapers and free international calls. All the rooms are modern and functional, with touch-screen room controls, televisions, and Plug & Play consoles.

Things to Do

The second largest palace in Krakow behind Wawel, the Bishop’s Palace dates back to the 14th century and along with being the traditional home for Polish bishops, it was once the residence of John Paul II. He lived there as the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Krakow until 1978, when he became pope and would stay there when visiting Poland during his time as pope. You can’t actually get into the building, but you can view the courtyard and see the window where John Paul II spoke to the public during his visits.

The Oskar Schindler Museum takes a look at a sobering part of Krakow’s history, exploring the city during the Holocaust and Nazi Occupation. The museum is located in the former administration building of Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory and includes both permanent and rotating exhibitions. Everything in the museum is translated into English, so you can easily read and understand the exhibits. Because a limited number of visitors are allowed in at a time, it’s recommended you make reservations online beforehand.

Part of the Wawel Castle, the Wawel Royal Cathedral is steeped in history and played an important role in the Cold War. Besides the amazing architecture and beauty of the building itself, the cathedral is home to the John Pope II Museum. You can take a guided tour of the cathedral to really learn the history from a knowledgeable guide, or simply stroll around on your own, taking in the amazing beauty.

Eating and Drinking Out

Whether you’re trying to lose weight or just follow a healthier lifestyle, Zielona Kuchnia caters to the health-minded diner with a menu full of fresh vegetables, fruit, organic meat and whole grains. The menu includes starters, soups, salads, main entrees, pastas, and even desserts. Along with eating in the restaurant, you can also take advantage of the restaurant’s meal plan that delivers five meals a day right to your door.

The Starka Restaurant not only serves up delish Polish meals but has an extensive menu of vodka to sip on during your visit. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the cozy eating spot with warm red walls, fresh flowers and lit candles is perfect for grabbing your favorite Polish cuisine. It’s also a great place for families with it’s kid-friendly atmosphere and menu. Throughout the week, patrons enjoy live music and drink and food specials.

If you’re looking for a hearty breakfast during your in Krakow, look no further than Milkbar Tomasza near the city center in Old Town. The restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, has English menus for your convenience, as well as free Wi-Fi and takeout. The affordable menu includes favorites like Hungarian pancakes, pierogies, Spanish omelets, black pudding and a classic full Polish breakfast. 

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