Averages for Krakow in November
Temperatures continue to plummet in November in Krakow, Poland with the average daily temperature only reaching 3°C (about 37°F). The lows get down to a blistery 0°C (about 32°F), hovering right at that freezing mark. The highs don’t get much better, averaging only 5°C (around 41°F). You’ll definitely want to pack your winter coat or parka, as well as warm gloves, a hat and a scarf to protect yourself from the co...
Averages for Krakow in November
Temperatures continue to plummet in November in Krakow, Poland with the average daily temperature only reaching 3°C (about 37°F). The lows get down to a blistery 0°C (about 32°F), hovering right at that freezing mark. The highs don’t get much better, averaging only 5°C (around 41°F). You’ll definitely want to pack your winter coat or parka, as well as warm gloves, a hat and a scarf to protect yourself from the cold air.
This is a good month to stay inside and enjoy the museums and other indoor attractions. The city has plenty to do during the cold, dreary winter months. At the very least, you can hop from café to café warming up with a cup of coffee, a latte or some hot chocolate and trying some of Poland’s favorite warm and hearty meat-and-potato meals.
The average number of sunshine hours each day is only two, not much time to get outside and enjoy the sites in the daylight. Plan your day accordingly and try to see the outdoor attractions while the sun is shining. Fortunately, rainfall amounts stay steady at 33 mm of rain falling over the month, so if you do get outside, it will be fairly dry. The rain falls over an average of 15 days during the month suggesting mostly light drizzle.
You probably won’t need your umbrella, as much of the precipitation that falls this month will come in the form of snow, thanks to the freezing and below-freezing temperatures. The chance of rain or snow on any given day is 50 percent, while there is a 33 percent chance of a windy or cloudy day. Check the local forecast to know for sure just how cold it will get and whether you’ll stay wet or dry that day as you’re out and about seeing the city and its sites.
Where to Stay
A November holiday is not complete without a good place to stay, and the Queen Boutique Hotel is just that place with its 24 double rooms, six penthouse rooms and an apartment. The design is elegant and modern, and the en-suite bathrooms are complete with heated floors, gowns and slippers. The onsite restaurant means you can eat from the comfort of the hotel without having to leave to find somewhere suitable in the town, while the on-site spa will make you feel more relaxed than you have in years.
Its convenient location combined with quality amenities makes the Qubus Hotel Krakow a great choice for all types of travelers visiting Krakow. The hotel boasts a fitness center, sauna, Jacuzzi and swimming pool with views of Old Town. It also has fun Q-Boat trips on the Vistula river where visitors can see the city from a whole new view. Room choices include single, double, twin, junior suite and apartments, fitting the needs of families, couples and single travelers.
Part of the Novotel family of hotels, the Novotel Krakow Centrum features four-star accommodations, indoor pool, sauna and leisure center. The on-site restaurant serves international cuisine sure to fill you up after an exciting day out and about in Krakow. Other amenities include free underground parking, wireless internet and on-site beauty salon. All the rooms come with Wi-Fi, air conditioning, safe and tea and coffee maker.
Things to Do
Despite the cold weather, Krakow still knows how to party at the Zaduszki Jazz Festival, also known as the All Souls Jazz Festival. One of Europe’s oldest jazz festivals, the event brings in Poland’s best jazz musicians, as well as jazz players from around the world. Some of the festival incorporates All Saints Day, which falls on the first day of the month. You can buy tickets online at the festival’s website and make sure you are part of the fun.
Beat the November cold and head indoors to Krakow’s Stained Glass Museum, where you’ll learn all about the history of some of Poland’s most famous pieces. The museum is only available for visits by booking a guided tour, which run every hour from noon to 6p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday. Before or after your tour, grab a bite to eat in the museum’s café or spend some time shop to find a unique souvenir from your visit.
The Barbican was once part of the massive collection of fortifications the city built to protect itself from outside forces. The outpost now serves as a historic museum in Krakow, housing numerous permanent and traveling exhibitions, such as the Krakow Nativity Scene Exhibition. The building’s round shape and seven turrets make it an interesting architectural stop for visitors to enjoy Gothic architecture. It also makes a great backdrop for some amazing trip photos.
Eating and Drinking Out
The Moo Moo Steak and Burger Club delivers on its namesake, serving up amazing steaks and burgers in a classy, yet laid-back atmosphere. The large burger menu includes the classic cheeseburger but also specialties like a parmesan burger, nacho and guacamole burger and chorizo burger. The steak menu includes all the classic cuts from t-bone to filet mignon to ribeye. You can also enjoy local Krakow wines.
With rustic décor and classic Italian food, Trattoria Momma Mia is a no-brainer if you’re looking for Italian pasta, fish or seafood. The extensive menu also includes antipasti, salads, soups, meat dishes, calzones, desserts and a kids’ menu. The drink menu has coffees, teas, beers, wines and specialty cocktails, so you’re sure to find just the right drink to complement your meal.
Pod Aniolami, Polish for “Under the Angels”, is a truly unique restaurant in Krakow, housed in Gothic cellars dating back to the 13th century. After you’ve enjoyed your traditional Polish meal, head out to the year-round garden with mosaic fountain. The chefs prepare all the meat dishes over a beech wood fire and use seasonal and fresh ingredients for all the dishes on the menu. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner.