Averages for Krakow in September
September signals the official start of the beautiful autumn season in Krakow, with pleasant temperatures and falling rainfall amounts. The area sees an average daily temperature of 14°C (about 57°F), a fantastic temperature for getting out and exploring this area in the south of Poland. The lows start dropping, reaching an average of 9°C (around 48°F) and the highs get up to 19°C (about 66°F), still very pleasant for Eastern Europe this time of...
September signals the official start of the beautiful autumn season in Krakow, with pleasant temperatures and falling rainfall amounts. The area sees an average daily temperature of 14°C (about 57°F), a fantastic temperature for getting out and exploring this area in the south of Poland. The lows start dropping, reaching an average of 9°C (around 48°F) and the highs get up to 19°C (about 66°F), still very pleasant for Eastern Europe this time of year.
The number of sunshine hours starts to wane this time of year, with the area getting 4.3 hours of sunshine per day on average. Even with fewer hours during the day to explore, it's still a good time of the year to visit thanks to dropping rain chances. The average rainfall for this month is 45 mm, which falls over an average of 14 days in the month. With a 50 percent chance of rain, you'll want to bring along a raincoat, poncho or umbrella to be sure you don't get wet as you're sightseeing.
It's a good idea to check the local forecast each morning before you head out for the day, as the weather in early autumn can be somewhat unpredictable and change quickly. This assures you'll be prepared no matter what Mother Nature throws your way.
The chance of having a windy day is 33 percent and the chance of a cloudy day is also 33 percent. There is a 50 percent chance of having a foggy day. As you're packing your bags for your travels to this city in southern Poland, you'll want to bring along a warmer jacket or sweater, especially if you plan to be outside in the evening hours when the temperatures drop. During the day, a lighter jacket should suffice, along with long pants and long-sleeved shirts.
Where to Stay
The website of Hotel Grodek claims it is one of the most luxurious hotels the town has to offer. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, the hotel fuses together modern luxury and old world charm and also boasts a restaurant to keep guests full and happy. The hotel is a two-minute walk from the market square, so the hotel enjoys excellent proximity and quiet seclusion during their September visit. There is also a sauna and massage service.
With rooms overlooking the Grzegorzki District, the Galaxy Hotel in Krakow provides easy access to Old Town. The 205 guest rooms come in several categories including standard, business class, suites and family rooms. Hotel amenities include a conference center, the on-site Andromeda Restaurant and spa and wellness center with indoor pool, sauna, steam room, climbing wall and fitness center.
For the budget-minded traveler, the Secret Garden Hostel offers affordable and comfortable accommodations. Most of the rooms share a bathroom but several rooms do have private en suite bathrooms. Every morning, guests enjoy a cold breakfast buffet and also have access to a full kitchen with free coffee, tea, cocoa, milk and water. Other amenities include free wireless internet and a 24-hour reception desk.
Things to Do
September is the last month to check out the Botanical Gardens at Jagiellonian University before they close for the winter and reopen in May. The gardens started out as a learning garden for botanical students at the university and have become a beautiful spot for tourists and residents to enjoy. The gardens are free to visitors and home to water features and beautiful monuments, as well as an onsite observatory.
Another beautiful church in Krakow, the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul dates back to the 14th century. The church still operates as a parish, holding traditional Catholic mass on Sundays, as well as concerts nearly every Sunday night. It's open year-round for visitors to come visit during the day and while there, you can take advantage of the audio guides to learn about the history of the church and its role in the city.
Located just inside the Old Town portion of the city of Krakow, the Ulica Florianska street is home to numerous restaurants, hotels and shops. It's one of the top spots for tourists to visit during their stay and combines historical and cultural sites with modern day attractions. Follow the historic street to get to the Main Market and Wawel Castle, as it's part of the Royal Way leading from the castle to the Barbican.
Eating and Drinking Out
Bringing the tastes of Mexico straight to Poland, Manzana only uses the freshest ingredients, sourcing from local farmers whenever possible. Throughout the week, diners can enjoy specials like Margarita Wednesday, where you get a free shot when you order two margaritas, or the weekend paella special. You can also enjoy other specials like Taco Tuesday, Burger Monday and bottled beer buckets.
Goscinna Chata is an authentic Polish restaurant that is open for lunch and dinner and located in the Regional Inn Krakow. The Lemko and Beskid dishes on the menu come from recipes that are centuries old and the menu also includes many regional dishes not found in other restaurants. The extensive wine list includes choices by the glass or by the bottle and has local wines, as well as regional and national wines.
The Farina Restaurant is easy to find in the Old Town portion of Krakow and has a menu based around fish and flour. The fish dishes include the freshest possible seafood and the flour goes into amazing pastas, rolls and of course, Polish dumplings. The comfy interior of the restaurant makes it a great place for couples, singles and families, and the menu even has kids' choices. Monday through Friday, you can get a 20 percent discount during lunch.