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

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

When to go to Crimea, Russia

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

What to wear/what to pack for Crimea, Russia by month

January

In January, Crimea can be very chilly, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Crimea, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Heavy jacket
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof coat

February

In February, Crimea is cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Crimea, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Umbrella
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans

March

In March, Crimea is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Crimea, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat

April

April in Crimea is crisp and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Crimea during May, you are likely to find that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in Crimea during June, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

July

If you visit Crimea during July, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 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 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals

August

If you visit Crimea during August, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 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 regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear

September

If you vacation in Crimea during September, you are likely to find 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 low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear

October

If you are traveling to Crimea in October, you will notice that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Crimea is cold and somewhat 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.

It also snows sometimes. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Crimea can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof boots

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Crimea, Russia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Crimea, 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 Crimea
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear

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