- WeatherOpen or Close
Poland and Central Europe has a temperate climate but it’s good to know that in this part of the world the weather is highly unpredictable and varied. During the summer, the average temperature in July is 20-25 Celsius degrees, but there are also some hot days when the temperature exceeds 30 Celsius degrees. The coldest winter months are January and February, when the average temperature drops to a few degrees below zero. During the autumn and spring the weather is often changeable – you are likely to enjoy moderately warm temperatures from April to June and from September to October, but it is also possible to see snow in April or people wearing short-sleeves in October. Anyway, it is convenient to bring light clothes for summer, and warm ones for winter. It is also good to have the sunglasses and a raincoat as part of the luggage, no matter the time of the year in which you travel.
ElectricityOpen or Close
The electrical current is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. North American visitors will need to bring adapters.
CurrencyOpen or Close
The Poland’s currency is zloty. Travelers can exchange their money in banks, exchange kiosks (called kantors) and in main hotels and travel offices. All major currencies can be exchanged (Euro, US Dollar, British Pound, Canadian dollar, Australian dollar). Personal Checks are not accepted at all. ATM Machines are a savior – they are within reach almost at every second corner. All major hotels, shops and Restaurants would gladly accept your credit card, American express credit cards are not accepted everywhere while Visa Card and Master card are widely accepted.
What to bring: a partial checklistOpen or Close
- Travel documents, plus copies stashed in a separate place.
- Travel health insurance, including provision for escorted transportation home
- A sun hat, rain gear (May – October), as well as warm clothing (March – April - November). Umbrellas are not much help with a group, because they impede visibility for those behind them.
- Shoes with good profile for walking & hiking
- Modest dress, covering the legs to below the knee, as well as the shoulders, for both sexes. This is necessary for entry to holy sites.
- Medicines and pharmaceutical supplies, including sunscreen and lip balm. (Our routes do not take us near pharmacies every day, and in any case, these will not honor prescriptions from abroad.)
- Sunglasses and sun block.
- Camera and battery charger
- Mosquito repellent