Poland in July: tips for making the most of your summer in Poland

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The cover photo features Lake Wigry National Park in Northern Poland

Weather in Poland in July

July is a month characterized by hot weather and warm nights in Poland. The average monthly temperature in July in Poland is 19°C / 66°F, and the average monthly rainfall level is 89 mm. July is the warmest month in Poland, and the highest rainfall is recorded in July. There is a Polish proverb about July: “W lipcowym skwarze w Polsce jak na Saharze” (In the heat of July in Poland, it is like the Sahara).

The name of the month in Polish (lipiec) comes from linden trees blooming at that time (lipa in Polish).

Read more about the weather in Poland in summer and the colorful changes in nature you can’t miss.

Things you can’t miss in Poland in July

The season for juicy fruits in Poland

July is the high season for fruits in Poland! Sour cherries, sweet cherries, bilberries, gooseberries, raspberries, currants, brambles. Find out more in our delicious photo guide to the best Polish fruits to eat during summer.

Enjoy the seasonal Polish vegetables

July in Poland is a paradise for people who appreciate healthy local food. Enjoy the seasonal Polish summer foods in July, including broad bean (bób) – an iconic vegetable in Poland- and chanterelle mushroom (kurki) – Poland’s golden queen of summer forest mushrooms. Find out more in our post: Summertime vegetables you must try while they are in season in Poland.

Try the flavorful soup served only in summer

Delicious Polish soup of the summer season – chłodnikIt’s a cold (chłodnik meaning ‘chilled’) beet soup served with hard-boiled eggs. Polish answer to gazpacho;) It’s easy to prepare when you keep some cooled botwinka soup (you can freeze it and use it later). Mix in a bowl or a pot: cooled botwinka soup, grated raw cucumbers, grated radishes, chopped dill and/or chives and yogurt, kefir or sour cream. Season with salt and pepper. Smacznego!:) Click here to read how to prepare botwinka soup.

Linden – the queen of summer trees in Poland

The name of the month in Polish (lipiec) comes from linden trees blooming at that time (lipa in Polish). In Poland, many park avenues were planted with lindens. There is a reason for this – these trees provide shade on hot days and are famous for their relaxing properties.
It is also worth buying linden products for the winter – linden tea (herbata lipowa) gives many health benefits and linden honey (miód lipowy) – no need to advertise!

Gladioli in a vase – colorful home decoration 

Among the many beautiful summer flowers in Poland, it is worth paying attention to and enjoying gladiolus (in Poland, the flower is called gladiola or mieczyk –  the sword lily – gladius in Latin means the sword). They are unique and available for sale in Polish flower shops and stalls for only a short period in summer (the upside is that they stay fresh for up to two weeks in a vase). They can also be found in traditional Polish home gardens.

Glamping in Poland

Glamping comes from combining the words “glamorous” and “camping”. It means accommodation surrounded by nature while maintaining the comfort and amenities offered by the hotel. Glamping has become a popular trend, including in Poland – to enjoy being close to nature without compromising on the comforts of modern life.

Click here to read our post presenting selected glamping sites throughout Poland.

The biggest and most interesting ropes courses in Poland

Poland is home to a number of high ropes courses that are suitable for families, each offering its own unique challenges and experiences.

High ropes centers are not only for seasoned thrill-seekers or those looking to conquer a fear of heights. They are fun and a great shared adventure for a family or friends’ day out.

High ropes courses are a series of challenging obstacles situated in trees that you cross one by one – you move across obstacles, platforms, bridges constructed in trees. You are attached to a rope and you use a belay to keep you safe.

To learn more about rope parks in Poland, please read our post that covers:

  • The biggest rope park in Poland
  • Rope park with the most courses in Poland
  • 3 rope parks in the town of Zakopane – the heart of the Polish Tatra Mountains
  • Rope park in the city of Kraków
  • Ropes park in the city of Gdańsk
  • 2 rope parks in the town of Malbork – famous for one of the biggest castles in the world
  • Rope park in the city of Poznań
  • Rope parks in the city of Warsaw
For more information (locations, contact info), please read our post: The biggest and most interesting ropes courses in Poland.

Water parks in Poland

July is the warmest month in Poland. Also in July. Water parks are the perfect way to escape the heat or hide from the rain! 

Our post Water parks in Poland: indoor and outdoor aquaparks in Poland features 18 aquaparks – most of them offer outdoor pools as well, which is worth taking advantage of it now – the best weather for outdoor swimming in Poland is usually only in July and August.

Tropikana Water Park in Gołębiewski Hotel in Mikołajki, Masuria – the region of lakes

  • Location: Park Wodny Tropikana, Hotel Gołębiewski, ul. Mrągowska 34, 11-730 Mikołajki (location on Google map).
  • A family aquapark with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, located in the hotel in the heart of the Masurian Lake District, in northern Poland.
  • The aquapark is open also to people who are not hotel guests.
  • In the summer, outdoor pools and summer attractions are available: a sports pool, a recreational pool with water jets, a paddling pool for children, a sandpit, a sun terrace with deckchairs, and 2 beach volleyball courts.
  • The indoor part includes a sports swimming pool (length 25m, width 12m, depth from 1.6m to 2.5m), recreational swimming pool (length 20m, width 10m, depth 1.6m), summer/winter swimming pool with hydro massage, river swimming pool, paddling pool for children.
  • Website in EnglishFacebook page.
  • Our tips in English about visiting the Mazury region of Poland, famous for lakes and clean nature.

Photo source: Hotel Gołębiewski

“Park of Poland – Suntago” – indoor & outdoor water park in central Poland, 60 km from Warsaw

  • Location: Park of Poland – Suntago, Nowy Świat 1 Street, 96-300 Wręcza (location on Google map). 60 km southwest of Warsaw.
  • The largest indoor water park in Europe, including 18 pools with a total surface of 3500 square meters (a tropical pool, a thermal pool, a giant wave pool). 
  • Attractions for kids include 30 slides with a total length of 3,5 km, a paddling pool, a heated water playground, the adventure river, playgrounds.
  • Online ticketsWebsite in EnglishFacebook page. Instagram.

Photo source: Park of Poland

Read about other water parks in different regions of Poland in our post: Indoor and outdoor aquaparks in Poland.

Beach towns and Baltic seaside resorts in Poland

Polish Baltic coast & seaside resorts in Poland are the perfect destinations for those looking for wide sandy beaches. Our post Beach towns and Baltic seaside resorts in Poland covers selected seaside resorts in Poland.

The western part of the Polish Baltic coast: the town of Świnoujście 

Świnoujście is located on the northwestern edge of Poland, right on the border with Germany. The town comprises 44 islands, three of which are inhabited.

The beach in Świnoujście is 10 kilometers long (4 km on Uznam Island and 6 km on Wolin Island). In summer, the waters of the Baltic Sea near Świnoujście are the warmest on the Polish coast

The Słowiński National Park – mobile sand dunes, lakes, wetlands, and forests by the sea

Słowiński National Park (Słowiński Park Narodowy) is located in the Pomeranian Province, in the central part of the Polish Sea coast, 100 km from the city of Gdańsk. The most popular tourist destinations within the Park include Rowy, Łeba, Smołdzino

The biggest attraction of the Park, unique in Europe, is the desert dune landscape. The mobile dunes are huge – they can reach a height of over 30 meters. The dunes, constantly moving, change the landscape, covering trees and paths with sand.

The Słowiński National Park is one of 11 UNESCO biosphere reserves in Poland.

Read about other seaside resorts in Poland in our post: Beach towns and Baltic seaside resorts in Poland.

Beautiful lakes in Poland

Poland is rich in lakes, most of which are located in the northern part of the country. The lakes are a beautiful part of the Polish landscape – picturesque postcards of the Polish countryside with a lake in the background. There is plenty to choose from – for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. Our post Beautiful lakes in Poland to admire, swim, sail, camp, kayak, bike along covers selected lakes in Poland, from the Mazury region to the Tatras mountains in southern Poland.

Wigry Lake (Jezioro Wigry) – one of the cleanest lakes in Poland, also called a crystal-clear lake

Wigry Lake is the biggest lake within the Wigry National Park, located in north-eastern Poland (Augustów Forest), only 50 km from the border with Lithuania.
Wigry Lake is available for tourism, with beaches and a bike trail around the lake. The lake is also perfect for sailing and kayaking. The waters are a so-called “quiet zone”, meaning motorboats are prohibited on the water.

Czorsztyńskie Lake (Jezioro Czorsztyńskie) – two castles on the shores of the lake

Czorsztyńskie Lake – located in southern Poland between Pieniny Mountains and Gorce Mountains – is an artificial water reservoir on the Dunajec River, created by building a water dam in Niedzica town.
From its surface (lake cruises are available – with a boat or a gondola) you can enjoy beautiful views. There is also a free, guarded beach (Plaża Pieniny) and a bike trail around the lake.
The highlights of the area – on the shores of the lake there are two castles: Czorsztyn Castle (magnificent ruins of the castle from the fourteenth century) and Niedzica Castle (Zamek Dunajec). Both castles are open to tourists, and small cruise marinas have been built next to them.

Read about other lakes in Poland in our post: Beautiful lakes in Poland to admire, swim, sail, camp, kayak, bike along (lots of amazing photos!).

Dinosaur theme parks in Poland

Where to see dinosaurs in Poland? Dinosaurs and their mystery history fascinate both children and adults. Visiting a dinosaur park is entertaining and educational – and all this outdoors! If you’re fascinated by dinosaurs, check out our list of Poland’s biggest dino-themed parks and explore!

Click here to read our post presenting the 7 biggest dino-themed parks in Poland.

Exploring Warsaw in summer: things to do in Warsaw in the summertime

June is a perfect time to discover Poland. And summer in the capital of Poland is a wonderful time! The weather in June is nice for sightseeing, and July and August also have advantages for tourists visiting Warsaw – the city is empty because many Varsovians go on vacation then. Summer in Warsaw is a time of relaxation – lively green trees and lawns, streets decorated with blooming flowers, and most cafes and restaurants have tables outside.

This is a great time to visit Warsaw for a weekend or longer. And for people living in Warsaw, summer is the perfect opportunity to catch up with culture – a concert, a museum, an exhibition, or a walk in many Warsaw parks.

Our post Summer in Warsaw includes:

  • Outdoor swimming pools & water parks in the Warsaw area.
  • Vistula River cruises, boat trips & kayaking in the Warsaw area.
  • Parks to relax in summer in Warsaw.
  • Outdoor street food markets in Warsaw.
  • Ideas for things to do in Warsaw in summer – OUTDOOR & INDOOR.
  • Cultural events in Warsaw during summer – concerts, festivals, exhibitions.
Click here to read our post on things to do in Warsaw in the summertime

Fruits and vegetables picking in Poland

You will find some options for fruit and vegetable picking in Poland on this website (myzbieramy.pl), you can search by region. Please note that you need to contact a selected orchard/garden/farm to book a slot in most cases.

The most popular fruits include honeyberries, sweet cherries, sour cherries, raspberries, and finally apples. Some farms offer vegetable picking too.

Most options usually appear in the second half of June (high season for strawberries) and July.

Ideas for outdoor activities and things to do outside in Poland

July is the warmest month in Poland, it’s time to enjoy the outdoors! Meet your friends outside, take your workout outside, explore the best photo spots, hike, ride a bike, or just walk.

Below you will find our posts recommending outdoor destinations in Poland where you can get your fill of fresh air:

Sunday trade ban in Poland in July 2024

In July 2024, there is no shopping Sunday in Poland. The next shopping Sunday is on August 25Click here to read our post about shopping Sundays in Poland. Read our post with the list of online stores in Poland delivering groceries to your home.

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Click on the photos below to read other posts:

Beach towns and Baltic seaside resorts in Poland

Summer in Warsaw

Water Parks in Poland

summer vegetables in Poland

Summer fruits in Poland

ummer in Poland: weather in Poland in June, July & August