High Tatras, Slovakia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to High Tatras, Slovakia? If you're planning to go to High Tatras, we've got 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 High Tatras, Slovakia

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

Important essentials for High Tatras, Slovakia

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities

High Tatras is at a somewhat high altitude, and could cause problems for some. For that reason, you will want to be constantly hydrated and pack altitude sickness remedies.


  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural 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 one.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

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


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for High Tatras, Slovakia

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

What to wear/what to pack for High Tatras, Slovakia by month

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January

In January, High Tatras is frosty and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for High Tatras, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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February

In February, High Tatras is freezing. Temperatures routinely are in the 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 High Tatras, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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March

March for High Tatras can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows occasionally.

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April

April in High Tatras is cold and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to 50s F (low 10s C).

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May

May in High Tatras can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 60% range on average.

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June

If you go to High Tatras in June, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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July

July in High Tatras is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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August

If you visit High Tatras during August, you will probably notice 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 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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September

September in High Tatras can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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October

In October, High Tatras can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) and once in a while jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for High Tatras, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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November

If you visit High Tatras during November, you are likely to notice that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly and snow once in a while.

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December

In December, High Tatras is frosty. Temperatures routinely are in the 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 High Tatras, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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