Irkutsk, Russia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Irkutsk, Russia? If you're planning to go to Irkutsk, below is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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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 Irkutsk, Russia

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

Important essentials for Irkutsk, Russia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.

General health necessities

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

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January

Traveling to Irkutsk in January, you will notice that it is unbearably cold and very snowy. Expect it to snow about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to check out the must-see Irkutsk mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Irkutsk tourism authority.

Synagogues have similar dress requirements. At Synagogue you should wear similar clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the City History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Irkutsk is unbearably cold and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It snows about half of the time. 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:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to check out the must-see Irkutsk mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Irkutsk tourism authority.

Synagogues have similar dress requirements. At Synagogue you should wear similar clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the City History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March here can be extremely cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It snows regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to check out the must-see Irkutsk mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Irkutsk tourism authority.

Synagogues have similar dress requirements. At Synagogue you should wear similar clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the City History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you are traveling to Irkutsk in April, you will notice that it is pretty cool and somewhat snowy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time and snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to check out the must-see Irkutsk mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Irkutsk tourism authority.

Synagogues have similar dress requirements. At Synagogue you should wear similar clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the City History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

Traveling to Irkutsk in May, you will notice that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to check out the must-see Irkutsk mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Irkutsk tourism authority.

Synagogues have similar dress requirements. At Synagogue you should wear similar clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the City History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June in Irkutsk is mild and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to check out the must-see Irkutsk mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Irkutsk tourism authority.

Synagogues have similar dress requirements. At Synagogue you should wear similar clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the City History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you visit Irkutsk during July, you may find that it is a perfect temperature and very 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 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:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to check out the must-see Irkutsk mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Irkutsk tourism authority.

Synagogues have similar dress requirements. At Synagogue you should wear similar clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the City History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you vacation in Irkutsk during August, you may 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 low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally around 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:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to check out the must-see Irkutsk mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Irkutsk tourism authority.

Synagogues have similar dress requirements. At Synagogue you should wear similar clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the City History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to check out the must-see Irkutsk mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Irkutsk tourism authority.

Synagogues have similar dress requirements. At Synagogue you should wear similar clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the City History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October can be very chilly and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to check out the must-see Irkutsk mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Irkutsk tourism authority.

Synagogues have similar dress requirements. At Synagogue you should wear similar clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the City History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in Irkutsk can be bitter cold and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It snows about two thirds of the time. 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:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to check out the must-see Irkutsk mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Irkutsk tourism authority.

Synagogues have similar dress requirements. At Synagogue you should wear similar clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the City History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December for Irkutsk can be dangerously cold and very snowy. Temperatures average in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C) during the day. It snows most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to check out the must-see Irkutsk mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Irkutsk tourism authority.

Synagogues have similar dress requirements. At Synagogue you should wear similar clothes, aside from the head coverings.

If you go to the City History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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