Chernihiv, Ukraine: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2023]

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Traveling to Chernihiv, Ukraine? If you're planning to go to Chernihiv, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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When to go to Chernihiv, Ukraine

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

What to wear/what to pack for Chernihiv, Ukraine

Already know when you're traveling?

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

What to wear/what to pack for Chernihiv, Ukraine by month

January

January in Chernihiv can be dangerously cold and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain once in a while. 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Chernihiv. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Travel neck pillow

    What we like is this one

  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Take care to pick the necessary type. Many adapters that you can buy are just plug changers and require your devices to adjust the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could burn up. This one works in most places.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

If you plan go to a monastery, like Sviato-Uspinskyi Yeletskyi Monastery, take the following:

If you visit the Military & historical museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

In February, Chernihiv can be bitter cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Chernihiv, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Chernihiv. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Ultralightweight travel stroller

    This stroller weighs almost 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Check that you choose the right type. The vast majority of adapters that you can buy are just plugs and require your devices to change the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could get fried. This one is sufficent for most places.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Travel neck pillow

    A versatile choice is this one

If you plan go to a monastery, like Sviato-Uspinskyi Yeletskyi Monastery, take the following:

If you visit the Military & historical museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March here is brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Chernihiv. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Ultralightweight travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel neck support pillow

    A great choice is this one

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Travel adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. It's important that you find the necessary type. A lot of adapters available online are just plugs and require your devices to change the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could burn up. This one should work in most areas.

If you plan go to a monastery, like Sviato-Uspinskyi Yeletskyi Monastery, take the following:

If you visit the Military & historical museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in Chernihiv is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Chernihiv. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Ensure that you pick the correct kind. Many adapters on sale are simply plugs and expect your electronics to change the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get destroyed. This one should be sufficient for most places.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs just 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel neck pillow

    Our fave is this one

If you plan go to a monastery, like Sviato-Uspinskyi Yeletskyi Monastery, take the following:

If you visit the Military & historical museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May in Chernihiv is balmy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Chernihiv. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Plug adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Make sure to choose the right kind. A lot of adapters currently being sold are just plug changers and require your electronics to convert the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one works in most areas.

  • Ultralightweight travel stroller

    This stroller weighs almost 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel pillow

    Our favorite is this one

If you plan go to a monastery, like Sviato-Uspinskyi Yeletskyi Monastery, take the following:

If you visit the Military & historical museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you vacation in Chernihiv during June, you might see that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Chernihiv. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Travel pillow

    Our fave is this one

  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be sure to pick the necessary kind. Most adapters that you can buy are just plug changers and require your electronics to convert the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one is sufficent for most countries.

  • Easy folding travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

If you plan go to a monastery, like Sviato-Uspinskyi Yeletskyi Monastery, take the following:

If you visit the Military & historical museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you vacation in Chernihiv during July, you are likely to see that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little peace of mind, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Chernihiv. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Travel pillow

    What we like is this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be sure to choose the right type. The majority of adapters currently sold are just plugs and expect your electronics to adjust the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could get destroyed. This one is sufficent for most countries.

  • Super portable foldable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

If you plan go to a monastery, like Sviato-Uspinskyi Yeletskyi Monastery, take the following:

If you visit the Military & historical museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August for Chernihiv is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Chernihiv. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Voltage step down adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. It's important that you choose the correct kind. A lot of adapters currently available are just plug changers and require your electronics to change the voltage themselves. If your electronics can't do that they could burn up. This one should be appropriate for most locations.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Ultralightweight travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel neck pillow

    An excellent option is this one

If you plan go to a monastery, like Sviato-Uspinskyi Yeletskyi Monastery, take the following:

If you visit the Military & historical museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you visit Chernihiv during September, you are likely to see that it is chilly and somewhat 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 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Chernihiv. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Super portable foldable travel stroller

    This stroller weighs almost 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel neck pillow

    A great choice is this one

  • Travel adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Check that you get the right type. Most adapters available online are just plugs and expect your electronics to adjust the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could burn up. This one should be sufficient for most areas.

If you plan go to a monastery, like Sviato-Uspinskyi Yeletskyi Monastery, take the following:

If you visit the Military & historical museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

In October, Chernihiv can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Chernihiv, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Chernihiv. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your belongings.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

  • Ultraportable travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Travel voltage adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be careful to find the correct type. Many adapters for sale now are simply plugs and expect your electronics to convert the voltage themselves. If your devices can't do that they could get destroyed. This one should work in most countries.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Travel pillow

    A top rated pillow is this one

If you plan go to a monastery, like Sviato-Uspinskyi Yeletskyi Monastery, take the following:

If you visit the Military & historical museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

If you are traveling to Chernihiv in November, you will notice that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly and snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a bit of protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your stuff.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Chernihiv. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Travel neck support pillow

    Our fave is this one

  • Travel adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. It's important that you choose the necessary type. The majority of adapters for sale now are just plugs and expect your electronics to adjust the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could get fried. This one should be sufficient for most locations.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Easy folding travel stroller

    This stroller weighs only 10 pounds and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

If you plan go to a monastery, like Sviato-Uspinskyi Yeletskyi Monastery, take the following:

If you visit the Military & historical museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Chernihiv is frosty and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Clothes + Footwear
Health
Safety + Security
  • Money/passport pouch

    A money pouch is vital for protecting your passport and credit cards.

  • Anti-theft backpack

    For a little protection, an anti-theft backpack protects your things.

  • Voice and data SIM card

    A SIM card that works in Chernihiv. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying.

Comfort + Essentials
  • Travel pillow

    Our favorite is this one

  • Plug adapter

    A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. Be careful to choose the necessary type. The vast majority of adapters available online are just plugs and expect your devices to convert the voltage themselves. If yours can't do that they could burn up. This one works in most areas.

  • Airplane phone mount

    Make your flight more comfortable with an airplane phone mount

  • Super portable foldable travel stroller

    This stroller is only 10 lbs and folds to the size of a big book.

  • Power bank for devices

    A portable power bank, like this one

If you plan go to a monastery, like Sviato-Uspinskyi Yeletskyi Monastery, take the following:

If you visit the Military & historical museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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