Gdańsk, Poland: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Gdańsk, Poland? If you're planning to go to Gdańsk, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Gdańsk, Poland

Based on the climate and weather in Gdańsk, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Gdańsk, Poland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Gdańsk, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may get worn. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Gdańsk, Poland by month

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January

In January, Gdańsk can be extremely cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Gdańsk, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 90%. Additionally, it is windy.

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February

If you are traveling to Gdańsk in February, you will notice that it is freezing and somewhat snowy. Expect it to rain regularly and snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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March

March is cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time and snows about a third of the time.

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April

April in this region can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows occasionally.

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May

May in Gdańsk is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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June

If you visit Gdańsk during June, you might notice that it is mild and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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July

If you are traveling to Gdańsk in July, you will notice that it is mild and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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August

In August, Gdańsk is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Gdańsk, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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September

In September, Gdańsk is cool and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) and once in a while jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Gdańsk, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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October

In October, Gdańsk can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) and once in a while jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Gdańsk, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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November

November here can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows about a third of the time.

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December

December in Gdańsk is freezing, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about half of the time. It also snows about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

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Activities for Gdańsk, Poland

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Gdańsk.

If you want to go to the heavenly St. Mary's Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Tricity Landscape Park, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you visit the Archaeological Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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