Southern Poland boasts plenty of incredible scenery from verdant meadows and fields to forested mountain slopes and craggy snow-capped peaks. Heading out on foot is the best way to take in as much of this stunning scenery and explore as many of these varied landscapes as you can.
Best time to visit:
June to September
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How to get there:
Any trip to Krakow begins with a flight into the John Paul II Kraków-Balice International Airport (KRK). From here, the city center can be easily reached by bus or train as can all of the nearby resort towns
What’s the weather like?
During the summer, Krakow is pretty warm with average temperatures ranging from 20°C to 24°C. Rain is not common and there are plenty of sunny and clear days. June and July each get about 10 days of rain per month. August and September receive about six to eight
From Kraków, Poland’s stunning High Tatras mountains are only a few hours away, which makes Poland’s second largest city the ideal spot for a hiking adventure. At 2,258 meters in elevation, Bystrá, is the highest mountain in the range and a great target for fit hiking enthusiasts. Another option is to head to Tatra National Park, right on the Slovakian border, and head out on a hut-to-hut trek. This is a great way to see the area and climb a few of the most prominent peaks in the range along the way, including Gerlachovský štít (2,655 meters), the highest peak in Slovakia, which sits just over the border
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