Gagra, Abkhazia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Gagra, Abkhazia? If you're planning to go to Gagra, the following 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 Gagra, Abkhazia

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

Important essentials for Gagra, Abkhazia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear out. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly product.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Gagra, Abkhazia by month

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January

January here is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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February

In February, Gagra is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Gagra, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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March

March in Gagra is cold and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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April

If you vacation in Gagra during April, you may find that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s 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 about half of the time.

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May

May is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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June

If you go to Gagra in June, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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July

July here is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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August

If you go to Gagra in August, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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September

If you visit Gagra during September, you might see that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 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.

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October

October in Gagra is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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November

November in Gagra is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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December

December here is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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Activities for Gagra, Abkhazia

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

If you plan to check out the beautiful Bzyb castle and church of Our Lady, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Stalin's dacha at Ritsa lake, 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.

Castle hopping? For Palace of the Prince of Oldenburg, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

If you want to visit "Milky" waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Krubera Cave? You'll need:

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