To relax in the countryside, see the sights in comfort and enjoy cultural events, a visit between May and September is ideal. These months welcome the warmest temperatures that peak around 18 to 24 degrees Celsius, however they also experience some rainfall. The city hosts several festivals during this period, the largest and most spectacular being the Carpathia Festival with regional music artists, which is held in June. August is a particularly popular time to visit and cheap flights to Rzeszow will be harder to come by.
The weather can be unpredictable during spring and autumn, although visitors may be able to find cheaper accommodation deals during these seasons.
Why not consider a spell-binding winter break, when the city is dusted with snow? Visitors should book flights to Rzeszow during winter to take advantage of affordable Carpathian ski resorts.
Rzeszow is a stunningly preserved city that has been hardly touched by modernity, offering romantic palaces, galleries and museums that will fascinate visitors.
The city has been so well preserved because for hundreds of years it has been the private fiefdom of one family, the Lubomirskis. Visitors can tour the outside of the family palace, but the real historical gems of Rzeszow lie in its gorgeous Old Town. Take a walking tour past sights like the town’s two synagogues, the market square and the Wanda Siemaszkowa Theatre. It’s like walking on an enchanting film set.
The town also has plenty of museums and galleries, which visitors who take flights to Rzeszow will definitely not want to miss. Find out about the town’s unusual history at the City Museum, learn about Polish culture at the Ethnographic Museum or head to the more quirky Museum of Cartoons for a great family day out.
One of the unique attractions of Rzeszow is the chance to explore the tunnels which stretch underneath the city (but be sure to enlist a local guide to avoid getting lost). These tunnels were used as shops and cellars, as well as shelters during times of war and the tour is rounded off at an excellent museum exhibit.
Away from the city itself, the Carpathian Mountains are a great place to hike and camp during the summer months. Head to Sanok to see the open air agriculture museum, hunt for wildflowers in the stunning Bieszczady Mountains and soak up the beauty of one of Europe’s least spoilt and most scenic regions.
The city is also a great place for foodies, with delicious pierogi (filled dumplings) to be had at many local restaurants.
Rzeszow is a classic walking city with a compact Old Town that invites visitors to stroll around its lanes and squares. Out-lying hotels are linked to the centre by a good bus system, and day passes are the cheapest way to use the network. Cyclists are catered for by an extensive cycle path network as well, and motorists will find parking simple.
Visitors who take flights to Rzeszow–Jasionka Airport (RZE) can travel to the city centre by bus, which takes around 20 minutes and is the cheapest way to get into town. Alternatively taxis are available, which are even quicker and are affordable as well. Several major car rental companies also have branches at the airport.