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

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Traveling to Kazan, Russia? If you're planning to go to Kazan, we have 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 Kazan, Russia

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

Important essentials for Kazan, Russia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly choice.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable vaccination card can cause 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).


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.

  • (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

General 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 excellent option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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

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January

January in this region is beyond freezing. Temperatures average in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows occasionally.

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February

February in Kazan can be bitter cold. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C) to high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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March

March in Kazan can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows 5-10 days this month.

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April

April in Kazan is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It snows occasionally.

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May

May in Kazan is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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June

If you go to Kazan in June, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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July

In July, Kazan is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Kazan, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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August

August in Kazan is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

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September

September is crisp. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It snows occasionally.

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October

If you vacation in Kazan during October, you might notice that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to snow 5-10 days this month.

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November

November in Kazan is frosty. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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December

December in Kazan can be bitter cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C). It snows about a third of the time.

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Activities for Kazan, Russia

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

If you intend to see the lovely Annunciation Cathedral, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

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

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

If you visit the National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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