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

Traveling to Karelia, Russia? If you're planning to go to Karelia, here 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 Karelia, Russia

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

Important essentials for Karelia, Russia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may get worn. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • 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 an easy-to-carry plane-friendly choice.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

General health necessities

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

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January

In January, Karelia is biting cold and extremely snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). This is also a rainy time for Karelia, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

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February

February in Karelia is biting cold and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits 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 80% to 80% range on average.

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March

If you go to Karelia in March, you will notice that it is frigid and very snowy. Expect it to snow about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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April

April for Karelia can be brisk and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows a bit less than half of the time.

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May

Traveling to Karelia in May, you will notice that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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June

June is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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July

July in Karelia is mild and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

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August

If you vacation in Karelia during August, you will probably see that it is mild and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s 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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September

In September, Karelia is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Karelia, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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October

October in Karelia can be very chilly, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. It also snows a bit less than half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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November

November in Karelia can be extremely cold and very snowy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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December

December here can be bitter cold and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains occasionally and snows nearly every day this month.

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