Averages for Krakow in February

Weather Lowdown

February in Krakow in the country of Poland is another cold month, albeit slightly warmer than January, with an average temperature of -2°C (about 28°F). Fortunately, the city is home to numerous museums and other indoor attractions so visitors can still enjoy the Polish culture while staying warm inside. The cold weather is also a good excuse to try out a new café and warm up with a coffee or tea. 

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Averages for Krakow in February

  Temperature -2°C

28°F

Low Temperature -5°C

23°F

  High Temperature 1°C

34°F

  Sunshine Hours 2.0 hrs
  Rainfall 24mm
  Rainfall days 11 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 February

Weather Lowdown

February in Krakow in the country of Poland is another cold month, albeit slightly warmer than January, with an average temperature of -2°C (about 28°F). Fortunately, the city is home to numerous museums and other indoor attractions so visitors can still enjoy the Polish culture while staying warm inside. The cold weather is also a good excuse to try out a new café and warm up with a coffee or tea. 

A heavy winter coat or parka and snow boots will come in handy, with an average low of -5°C (around 23°F), very chilly, even for the winter months. The average high reaches 1°C (about 34°C), just above freezing but still cold if you’re spending any time outside. Be sure to also pack a hat, gloves, scarf and other warm accessories to protect your skin from frostbite when you’re exposed to the cold.

During the month, the average rainfall sits at about 24 mm, but with the cold temperatures, more than likely that rain will fall as snow, so you don’t have to worry about bringing an umbrella, just warm clothing. Rain or snow fall over an average of 11 days over the course of the month, so you’ll likely get some dry days during your stay. The chance of rain or snow on any given day is 50 percent and your chance of a cloudy day is 33 percent.

It’s not as windy either this month, with a 33 percent chance of a windy day. The lack of wind contributes to the 50 percent chance of a fog on any day. Unfortunately, there’s little sunlight to burn off the fog quickly. The daylight hours are few, with only two hours of sunshine a day during this month. Plan accordingly and try and see any outdoor attractions during the short daylight period. You can then do any indoor activities during the rest of the day when it’s dark outside.

Where to Stay

Cracowdays Apartments is an excellent choice to stay for visitors to Krakow, winning the Trip Advisor’s Travelers Choice 2013 award. Rooms choices include Standard, Superior, and Independent Studio. The Superior rooms come with a 3G iPad, while all rooms have a PlayStation to entertain yourself during the cold, dark February days. The complex also has free Wi-Fi, an iMac Internet station with printer, spa, dry cleaning, concert and theatre booking, and bicycle rental.

Hotel Pugetow is an intimate hotel that is part of the larger Pugetow Palace. Thanks to its smaller size, guests receive excellent and dedicated service to make their stay relaxing and enjoyable. It has a convenient location close to Market Square and Kazimierz and all the rooms have their own name and theme, along with air conditioning and wireless internet. Other amenities include adjacent parking, breakfast in the parlor each morning, and a helpful staff.

Located in Old Town Krakow, Wielopole Hotel is a three-star hotel that offers a convenient location, comfortable rooms and helpful amenities. The hotel provides guests with wireless internet, luggage room, safe, and a knowledgeable concierge to help with tourist information. It also has dry cleaning services, baby bedding, umbrella and pram rentals, and airport transfers available for an extra fee. Room choices include single, double and triple arrangements to fit the needs of different travelers.

Things to Do

In February, Krakow welcomes singing sailors from all over the world for the International Sailing Songs Festival. Known as sea shanties, the songs celebrate the culture of sailors and include traditional and modern variations. The four-day event brings in over 40 groups, including women-only groups and children’s choirs, and you can expect to hear local Polish groups as well as musicians from all over the world.

The Polish Aviation Museum is a great stop for plane lovers and for anyone else interested in history and military. The museum has a mix of both indoor and outdoor exhibits, showcasing planes, helicopterse, aircraft engines, props and other aviation items. It’s easy to get to, only a short walk from the nearest tram station. Kids and teenagers will enjoy the interactive exhibits and displays that are fun and educational.

Not for the faint at heart, the Lost Souls Alley attraction features an interactive horror museum and ghost tour. You’ll want to put on your bravest face as you explore the building, answering questions and riddles to get to the next level and eventually find your way out of the terror. It is recommended that you make reservations for a time slot as it’s a popular attraction and walk-in spots fill up quickly.

Eating and Drinking Out

Housed in a building with an over 500-year history, Cyrano de Bergerac provides a warm atmosphere to enjoy the restaurant’s classic menu. From soups to starters to the main entrees, the menu includes French favorites like consommé, beef tartare, ravioli with truffles, lobster, rabbit and Châteaubriand. The restaurant also has an extensive wine list of reds, whites, roses and sparkling choices.

If you get a hankering for Italian during your stay in Krakow, head to the Bar Italiano Pizzeria, serving up authentic thin-crust Italian pizza. The menu also includes antipasto, calzones, breads, salad and tiramisu for dessert. Check out the beer and wine list for your favorite drinks to go with your meal. If you want to catch a sport event, the restaurant has several televisions to see soccer, American football, rugby and other sports.

Diners enjoy a unique setting at the Restaurant PADRE, with it’s brick walls and white columns that make for a romantic atmosphere for a date night out. The restaurant even has a Dream Date package where couples can get the ultimate night out with food and wine. The dishes on the menu come from various international cuisines and include seafood, beef, pork and pasta dishes.  

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