Donetsk, Ukraine: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Donetsk, Ukraine? If you're planning to go to Donetsk, this is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Donetsk, Ukraine

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

Important essentials for Donetsk, Ukraine

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Donetsk, Ukraine

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Donetsk.

If you intend to see the lovely Roman Catholic church of parish of St. Joseph, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to check out the stunning Ahat Cami Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the building; you should check with the Donetsk tourism authority.

If you go to Forged Figures Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you visit a temple, such as Temple of the Exaltation of the Cross, wear:

If you go to Donetsk railway Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you are traveling to Donetsk in January, you will notice that it is very cold, very snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

February

If you are traveling to Donetsk in February, you will notice that it can be extremely cold and very snowy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time and snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

March

If you go to Donetsk in March, you will notice that it can be very chilly, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

April

April in Donetsk is chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). It tends to rain about 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:

May

In May, Donetsk is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Donetsk, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

June

If you go to Donetsk in June, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

July

If you visit Donetsk during July, you are likely to see that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally around 50 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:

August

If you visit Donetsk during August, you will probably see 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 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

September

If you go to Donetsk in September, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

October

October in Donetsk is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

November

If you go to Donetsk in November, you will notice that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

December

December in Donetsk can be extremely cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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