Belarus, Belarus: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Belarus, Belarus? If you're planning to go to Belarus, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Belarus, Belarus

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

What to wear/what to pack for Belarus, Belarus by month

January

January in Belarus can be dangerously cold, extremely snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Gloves
  • Insulated boots
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Fleeces
  • Very heavy socks
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Scarf
  • Multiple layer jacket shell

February

Traveling to Belarus in February, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold and very snowy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time and snow about two thirds of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Scarf
  • Rain coat
  • Gloves
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sweaters
  • Insulated boots
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Very heavy socks

March

Traveling to Belarus in March, you will notice that it is freezing, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly and snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters

April

In April, Belarus is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (single digits C) range.

At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Belarus, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Socks

May

Traveling to Belarus in May, you will notice that it is cool and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans

June

June in Belarus is mild and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) to low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear

July

In July, Belarus is mild and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Belarus, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

August

August in Belarus is mild and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) to low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat

September

Traveling to Belarus in September, you will notice that it can be chilly and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear

October

October in Belarus can be very chilly and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks

November

November in Belarus is frosty, somewhat snowy and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. It also snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat

December

December in Belarus is frigid, very snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. It also snows most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Belarus, Belarus

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Belarus
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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