Summers in Szczecin tend to be warm and temperate from 18 – 23 degrees Celsius, whilst the winters are cold and temperatures usually dip below freezing. The summer months of June through August are peak season for travellers booking flights to Szczecin and its seaside location makes it the ideal destination for a short or long school holiday break. Thus, airfares during the warmer months are likely to be more expensive than during the off peak seasons of late autumn or early spring, so keep an extra lookout for last minute package deals and a cheap flight to Szczecin throughout the summer. Christmas in Poland is taken very seriously, so why not join in the festivities by booking your holiday to coincide with Advent or the traditional Christmas Eve feast known as Wigilia.
An ancient seaport, Szczecin is a great place to enjoy a classic Baltic seaside holiday. Paddle, sunbathe, and enjoy some boating or other water sports here, especially if you book your flights to Szczecin during the summer. One of the main landmarks in Szczecin is the old Pomeranian Dukes Castle. This ancient edifice is home to a museum as well as to restaurants and shops, so it is a fantastic place for an afternoon visit. The Park Kasprowicza is a lovely place for a stroll or a picnic, as is the (artificially made) Emerald Lake and its peaceful environs at the other side of Szczecin town, especially if you are on a romantic break with your partner. The city is also home to the oldest cinema in the whole world that is still in operation. Pionier Cinema is running since 1909, and is an unforgettable place to catch a film! Car fans will not want to miss out on visiting the city’s Museum of Technology, either. This museum is home to a great collection of vintage cars, as well as other well-preserved vehicles such a buses and trams.
Taxis, buses, and hire cars are all great options for getting around Szczecin, as is the railway. There is also an extensive tram network. Tickets need to be stamped in the machine at the station before you board your bus or tram: fines for not having a ticket in Szczecin can be hefty.
Once your flight to Szczecin-Goleniów airport (SZZ) has landed, you have a bit of a journey ahead of you as the airport is located quite a distance, (31 miles/50 km), from the centre of town. Luckily, the airport operates a free minibus to Szczecin town centre which is co-ordinated with the arrival times of flights. You can also hire a car or take a taxi to Szczecin (taxis in Poland tend to be cheap, and you do not need to tip if you do not want to). By any of these road methods, the journey from Szczecin-Goleniów airport to the town centre of Szczecin will take you 50 or 60 minutes. There is also a rail link that runs directly from Szczecin airport to Szczecin town centre, though the train times are not co-ordinated with flight times.